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My little Desert Tortoise!

I have had my baby desert tortoise since the beginning of November, 2013. The baby was found in the ally that runs next to and behind the Storage Facility

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Rescued baby

Aquarium optimistic over washed ashore turtle's recovery

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Cool Tortoise Pictures

Tortoise pictures come in all sizes and media. There are photos, and paintings, drawings, and sketches. There are even needlework tortoises. Which is your favorite?

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Hippo and Tortoise Pictures

Super Shelly gains a foothold by posting hippo and tortoise pictures on MaryAnn's Web site.

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Yoshi the tortoise

Yoshi loves to smile for the camera!!

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My Baby Yoshi :)

This is my baby horsefield Yoshi, shes just over one year old. (still unsure of sex but looks like a female!) She is very mischievous, always wanting to

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my tortoise spiddy.

my tortoise spiddy was crawling along, and he saw a pringle and ate it. he also follows me around and climbs up the garden step. he is a clever tortoise

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Henry Lives a Lavish Life!

My turtle Henry lives a lavish life near the beach in New Jersey. He is happy that spring and summer are finally here so he can enjoy the great outdoors.

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Wants to find rescue team in Mumbai

Can you please help to find a rescue team in Mumbai, India. I have found ( after lost of my Tipsy (a hatchling) the vets here know nothing or very little

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Shelby the Desert Tortoise

My name is Sarah and I'm 12. I have always wanted a tortoise when i was little and about 3 years ago i got one. She was (and still is) the cutest little

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niko on the couch

he likes to sit on the couch with us to watch t

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niko eating

he loves his greens ,has to be around people

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speed walker

we let our tortoise niko out everyday 1-2 hours a day he loves being outside he walks all over the yard he moves so fast,he to funny he gets mad when we

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Tori the tortoise<3

Tori is a small russian tortoise, who has quite the attitude. She is a year old or so (not exactly sure...) and is a sassy girl. She really loves romane

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Tortoise Jokes

Enjoy the tortoise jokes Shelly has collected for you. Send in your own tortoise or turtle jokes.

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John learns to swim......

Around two week's ago my nan and grandad went on holiday leaving us to look after their 25 year old tortoise John. On the Friday me and my mum went to

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Looking for Sulcata Tortoise Free/ Cheap near Athens, GA

Hey there! My husband and I just moved to a small homestead with our two boys, 9 and 5, and are hoping to find a giant tortoise to live in our yard :)

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Witchy-Poo, the Eastern Box

I am Witchy-Poo, a pet eastern box turtle who was found in the wild crossing a road in the Catskills, I'm told, in 1969. (I do not advocate taking healthy

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Little Red

A Three-toed tortoise and spiritual leader in the Buddhist/ Eckhart Tolle traditions, Little Red, as he is known shares a video with tortoise kind everywhere.

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Tortoise, Turtle, or Terrapin?

Whether that reptile with a shell is a tortoise, turtle, or terrapin depends not only on what it looks like, but where you live. Regardless of its name, you'll find the facts here.

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Red-Eared Slider Care Sheet

A red-eared slider care sheet, and other information about the RES.

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Tortoise Rescue

Natural and man-made disasters mean that there is need for turtle and tortoise rescue operations. Links to adoption sites and other chelonian rescue agencies.

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Me and maryella

Maryella was coming home from my best friends house when we got out of the car at my house she peed all over me and the car it was sooooooooo funny

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Education, Research, and Rehabilitation

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a non-profit organization nestled along Florida's east coast in picturesque Juno Beach, Florida offering free admission

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Indian star baby Tortoise

I am from India my brother got a star baby Tortoise. I was Opposed to this coz i feel we would cause harm to the animal then any good by keeping it at

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3-Legged Tortoise

Watch the 3-legged tortoise video and read the story of how the vet gave this tortoise an artificial leg.

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ricky the horsefeild tortoise!

well , i have only had my tortoie for a short while and havent seen all of his jokes ....but today he was having his first outdoors day ! so we put him

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Get Your Turtle and Tortoise Question Answered Here

Got a turtle or tortoise question? Post your question and get an answer. Know about chelonians? Answer tortoise or turtle questions.

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gnats in tank

how do i get rid of what might be gnats of fruit flies in my tortoise tan

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my baby red eared slider

Hi, my baby RES Bûba is sick. He is floating sideways,never wants to swim and always sits on the rock, won't open one eye, doesn't have an appetite and

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Baby turtle

Why does my turtle have a bump on its hand

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Lost Red foot tortoise

I lost my tortoise in the front yard, and now I don't know how to find him? Do they hibernate? Where do I start to look

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Feeding habits

For some reason my Red-Footed tortes only seems to eat lettuce, is this bad for the tortes, and if it is, how can I get it to eat something else without

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tortoise on back

How long can a tortoise survive when on his back

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Leopard Tortoises lump on neck

I have a 1 year old Leopard tortoise and recently she has developed a little lump on the back of her neck. We thought it might go but it hasn't. Have you

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my tortoise walks weird

hi. I have a tortoise named Shellie. Shellie is a two year old Eastern Hermanns tortoise, she is a fairly small tortoise but has big apetite. I have noticed

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Indian star tortoise not eating much

My Indian star tortoise has noy been eating much since the last few days however he is very active , he is about 3&1/2 years old

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RT rubbing its butt

Why does my russian tortoise rubs its butt against furniture/things back and forth is it because he's echy or is it a territotrial thing? should i be worried

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housing a russian tortoise

I've had a russian tortoise for aobut 3 years now. I first got her while I lived in ohio and she lived in an idoor terrarium but when I moved to colorado

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Turtle

Wat do I do wen my turtle vomits then starts running like crazy and then his eye is kind of swelled

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leg issues

my turtle is not moving his right front leg what should i d

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Terrapin sneezing and shedding skin

I have 3 terrapins 1 big one and 2 small ones. the big one has started to sneeze over the past few days and after looking closer at them he has a saliva

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Sulcata Anus?

I have a six year old sulcata. Its anus (im guessing) under the tail is enlarged. It appears that something is coming out but nothing protruding. Is

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tortois

how we can identify male tortois

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How often do I feed my baby red foot tortoise

I have a baby red foot tortoise he is only about 2inches I'm concerned as to how much he should be eating a day because I don't want to over feed. I feed

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RES turtle is sick

My baby RES has stopped eating and all he does is sit on his rock he has raspy breathing and some stuff my his nose the vet said he must have a respiritory

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Sulcata Tortoise is Sick

I have a Sulcata tortoise(4 yrs old) and recently he has been rather wobbly while he walks. His eyes also water. The symptoms were bad, then he got better,

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Lighting for my baby turtle

I just got a baby turtle today and i would like to know if it is vital to have a special light above him , or if i can just put him out in the sun once

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raised scale

My tortoise has a raised scale on its cheek what could this be

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