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Tortoises - pics, news, and info about land-dwelling turtles.


From beak to tail, carapace to plastron, everthing about wild and domestic tortoises.


External links:

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The Reptile Database - Family Testudinidae

Tortoise Protection Group

World Chelonian Trust

California Turtle and Tortoise Club

British Chelonia Group

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Sidebar image: Gopherus agassizii (Desert Tortoise), Joshua Tree National Park.

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Tortoise guy or gal?

Does anyone know how to tell if a tortoise is a girl or a boy? I've had him/her for awhile and I googled how to tell but I'm guessing it's a boy? But I'd like more expertise on the opinion

2 Comments
2024/06/30
02:33 UTC

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Hidey House suggestions

Adult son always upsizing the hidey hut (tortoise house) for his red foot who is now about 10 inches. He has a large table and just replaced the dirty substrate & cleaned. (Torti was pushing his house around and we thought maybe it had gotten too stinky.) Son has made last 3 houses in the past with his 3-D printer. Apparently, the current one is now too small too. He thought of stringing together twigs to make something more natural.

I've suggested things we have around the house even a cardboard box for now. Are there photos of what every else uses? Canada so is mostly indoors. This would be an indoor hidey hut. But we are preparing an outdoor area too for his outdoor time.

0 Comments
2024/06/29
19:59 UTC

15

Bowser butt. Lol

Please comment your favorate pick of your tortiouse. This is one of mine of Bowser.

4 Comments
2024/06/27
14:30 UTC

3

Russian Tortoise Mating

Hi,

I have a male Russian Tortoise. He's not ready to mate yet, but when that time comes, how do I go about finding a partner? I live in metro Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Any information would be helpful.

0 Comments
2024/06/26
15:50 UTC

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New pet owner

Looking for any tips and advice for a new tortoise (first time owner) on breeds that would be good for beginners in the New Jersey climate area! We know the time and dedication and are fully prepared for that, we just want to know which one would make the best pet for beginners :)

1 Comment
2024/06/26
12:47 UTC

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I have a question about Hermann tortoises :)

I have two Hermann tortoise, both males (at least I think they are) and I've always wondered what foods they can eat, I've been giving them apples, watermelon, green salad, they eat dandelion leaves, clovers, carrots, mulberries and they eat shit on their own because they live in my backyard. They get soaked in water everyday because someone said it must be that way, so I don't know if that's okay. Can someone tell me about their eating habits and what they can eat and what they can't? Thanks!

21 Comments
2024/06/23
18:37 UTC

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I want to get a tortoise what type of tortoise should i get and were should i get it from? Im thinking about getting a redfoot

19 Comments
2024/06/23
01:44 UTC

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She pooped in her bath and now wants out.

I have two bathtubs. I will move her to the clean bath after she poops. I know I wouldnt want to relax in a poopie bath so I wont make her do it.

9 Comments
2024/06/17
17:47 UTC

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How do I make a tortoise leash

First: tell me if there's anything wrong with what I want to do

My horse field seems to have a penchant for the outdoors and exploring given that he sticks his head out of the garden gate and tries to explore, which I don't let him do because I'm in a shit area and he would probably get mugged.

However, I'm moving soon to a really nice area with a massive field out the back, so I'm thinking I could basically take him for a walk.

Obviously though I don't want him to get lost even though that would take quite a while, so I want to make a tortoise leash, how do I go about it?

9 Comments
2024/06/10
14:04 UTC

8

Is my tortoise pyramiding? Or does it look healthy?

3 Comments
2024/06/10
00:13 UTC

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How old are my Torts?

I got Cosmo and Wanda from a pet store a year ago and I've learned so much about them since however it's been hard aging them. They are both about 5 1/2 inches in shell length but the rings are hard to count.

Dose anyone know how old they might be my guess is between 10-15 years

1 Comment
2024/06/07
16:06 UTC

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Should I leave them the heat lamp during nighttime?

They are one year old. I’m still not sure if I should leave them the light on or not.

Without it I feel like they get too inactive (like if they were cold) although I guess they can’t sleep if it’s on.

8 Comments
2024/06/07
09:38 UTC

5

Are There Shells Growing Okay?

0 Comments
2024/06/06
21:42 UTC

4

Tortoise Care

Neighbor brought over this tortoise thinking it was mine. Not sure how to address the pyramiding/if it’s extreme!

Any help would be appreciated.

0 Comments
2024/06/06
19:40 UTC

6

ID please.

Saw near Port Gibson, MS. It was about 4 inches long.

5 Comments
2024/06/04
23:35 UTC

8

Toys

0 Comments
2024/06/04
14:44 UTC

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Gopher tortoises

I have a burrow on my property, it’s owner was killed. Is there any way for me to get a new tenant.? Are there any unwanted burrows with tortoises that need relocation? I’m heartbroken and would love to be home to a new tortoise.

4 Comments
2024/06/02
23:04 UTC

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My pet tortoise has parasitic worms, what do I do?

My pet tortoise has little white worms in her poo and I'm really worried! There were a lot of them when I checked her chair and I don't know what to do. Since I'm underage, I can't bring her to the vet.I have two tortoises, they are usually outside, aged between 5-7 years, I don't know whenever my other tortoise has worms too. I told my mom about it and she said she's okay and there's no need to go to the vet. I read on the internet that these worms can infect heart and other important organs. Can some professional or someone experienced with tortoises tell me what's wrong and how I can help her get better? I also forgot to mention, her appetite is very weak and she rarely drinks water. 😭 Please help!🙏🙏 I love them so much and I don't want them to die...🙁

10 Comments
2024/06/01
11:26 UTC

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Meet Elliot, my new 1 year old horsefield!

Is it normal for him to be up really late at night? I went down to get a drink and I saw he was awake still. I did turn his light off but I turned it on for the photo. He’s basking under his heat lamp right now. I really like his scute pattern

16 Comments
2024/06/01
02:24 UTC

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Rodent proof enclosure

Hey looking to get a new tort in the coming months/year, but first I want to get the setup correct.

Ideally id like the tort outside as much as possible. I have lots of space outside, but I need to make sure it’s fully rodent proof as I’m in the uk moors area and rats are definitely around.

I have large paved and grassed areas, so either is an option for me. Looking for best way to keep things safe.

Also is it a good idea to have greenhouse/coldframe within the enclosure for rainy days etc?

4 Comments
2024/05/28
11:11 UTC

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