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Anonymous - 2011-09-16
We have an African Spurred Tortoise that is living in our back yard in Danbury CT. We just moved in and so did it (literally 2 days after we did). I am trying unsuccessfully to find this tortoise a home. We can't keep it as it is rather large and it can't stay outside because it is too cold. Is there anyone on here that would want to come get it? I have contacted numerous organizations but none will take it.

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  • Matt - 2011-09-21
    I would be more than happy to take it. How much would it cost to ship to Florida?
  • Euni - 2011-09-25
    I'll take him off your hands. I have a few tortoises myself. Love reptiles. Where are you located?
  • Joe - 2011-10-02
    Not sure if you found anyone to take your tortoise
    if not I would like to come and get him. Please let me know via email
  • Susan zdilla - 2011-10-04
    Hello I was just wondering if you found the tortoise a home. I currently have a baby and am looking for an adult sulcata tortoise. Please email me anytime.
    thanks
    susan zdilla
  • Brian - 2011-10-12
    The Pratt NatureCenter in new Milford, CT has an African Spurred Tortise and I'm sure they would be willing to take another. Their number is 860-355-3137
  • Hamilton Brower - 2011-10-12
    Wow. I am writing as of Oct 12, 2011...if you still are in possession of this tortoise, could you please contact me at 917-756-5185 in New Milford or contact Jess, Diane or Pat at the Pratt Nature Center in New Milford, CT at 860-355-3137. THANK YOU!
  • Marilyn - 2011-10-17
    I'm sure my Sulcata would love a friend. I have a huge yard and 3 tortoises. Weather is perfect down here in Miami too for them. If you still have not found it a home I'd be more than happy adopt :) Please contact me at 305-305-8388. Thanks
  • Gabriel Esparza - 2011-10-29
    I have a large backyard and have a 5 yr old spurred tortoise roaming in my yard. If you still looking for a good home, West Covina, California. Great weather all year around. Please contact me. Gabe 626-826-9299.
  • Kim V Smith - 2011-11-06
    I would like to have it I already have one and know how to take care of it.
  • vincent - 2011-11-10
    please contact me i am vincent
  • juan - 2012-02-09
    Do you still have that tortoise ???
  • Heather Horning - 2012-07-26
    I was given a large(nine year old African tortoise and was told it was a female. As a result I bought a male almost as big as 'she' was. It turns out that she attempts to mount the male tortoise, and today I saw clear signs in the genitalia that 'she' is a male. I need a large female tortoise, this time with expert testimony that it is in fact a female. it seems you have had many responses, so you may no longer have the tortoise. Please let me know.
  • Rob Altonea - 2012-08-14
    Hi, I'm very interested in picking up the Sulcatta Tortoise if you still have it , I have a large Sulcatta for 17 years and know how to care for them , I'm on Long Island and will make the Drive ... Please call Rob or Sharon @ 631 664-8496
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Candace Jean - 2010-12-19
I just got my buddy (turbo) he's the best russain tortise ever! My Boyfriend and him are becoming best buds and my boyfriend didn't want me to get one in the first place.. good thing I did. Turbo and Dan play hide and seek everyday. :) I love thoes guys!

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  • vikki - 2012-07-04
    Hi, I have a horsefiled tortoie and his heat bulbe has gone what can I use till I get one?   tomaz thanks
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Chipper - 2012-06-27
I found an african tortise (from what I can identify) in my yard (WPB,Fl) yesterday. It's a little bigger than a softball. So far, it seems to be eating. I am assuming it was a pet and somehow got loose. Is it ok to keep it outside? There's plenty of sunlight during the day but what about at night?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-27
    Depending on temps yes.  If it as a place to go like a insulated dog hpuse.
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Amy - 2010-01-19
I just bought a baby sulcata about 2 weeks ago and he recently passed this morning. The vet said it was a natural selection issue, he was born with liver problems. I noticed the pet store didnt know too much about him as well. Are there any good local breeders of sulcatas on oahu? I would like to get another maybe a bit older, and the pet stores only sell hatchlings.

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  • Will - 2010-07-04
    Hi Amy I know your post was back in Jan. But I recently came across it depending on your area they have reptile shows and honestly that is the only way I get my reptiles because they know the reptiles history, I also work at one in whiteplains NY I have made many mistakes buying reptiles at pet stores, which I will never do again one because they are over priced and two they don't know anything about them. Here's my email address alucard66665@aol.com any questions feel free to contact me. Will
  • Bernie Richardson - 2010-07-13
    I know this post is old. But, I am selling 2 of my 1 1/2 yr. old male sulcatas here on Oahu. If you still interested.
  • Rick - 2010-11-21
    So sorry for your loss. I have two baby sulcatas. Lilly and shell(i), and since I received them as new hatchlings on 9/1/2010 I guess their age would be about 3-4 months. So far I have been doing lots of research and trying to separate good from bad information. I also found out the local pet store staff, were semi clueless.
  • karen - 2012-06-13
    I have on ealso same thing sometimes normal and hard poops and other is a white runny poops but he is healty had him for 5 years so no worry
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Isabel Cerni - 2011-12-07
I have a baby Red-Footed turtle which is about 2 wks old. It is having a problem at the moment. When I checked on it two hours ago it was in some distress. It would raise its head high and then lower it all the way down as if it's going to die. It is not moving otherwise. Normally it would have been walking around. She had bananas this morning and it's possible she is constipated as someone else suggested on this site. What can I do to help her?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-07
    I don't know what could be the problem but if you think it is constipation give him some baby fruit or just fruit.
  • pete winders - 2012-01-13
    In the wild, the tortoise will eat a variety of food, and will grow to be the weight of a small dog. They can eat a lot. But I think variety is the key. Our tortoises liked dry dog food (soaked so it is soft) for protein and minerals, all sorts of fruit and vegetables. Lettuce does not have much nutrition but has fiber. Some large tortoises should get very little protein, and would do better with hay. find a reptile vet.
  • sheena - 2012-06-06
    Bananas should only be given once to twice a month that will cause them to not be able to go and when feeding them bananas keep the peel on! I would try the timothy hay or romaine lettuce. Iceberg isn't that great! Mine love the kale and cherry tomatoes!
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Sabrina - 2012-05-16
My turtles head gets stuck at the top of his shell when coming out. Is this ok, or should I be worried???

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-17
    Should be fine.
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judith - 2011-07-26
Hi, my Herman Tort has stopped eating. He came out of hibernation ok, although he did wake up the end of January. He has always been a fussy eater,but the last month he has eaten very little. He is showing signs of wanting to hibernate, He did slow down last year and I thought it was "summer rest" time.
When he's in the garden he is lively, and tries to do is escape artist out of his run.
I have been bathing him daily, and there is very little coming through him now, I would say he's running on empty.
I have even rearranged his tank, and put a different coloured bulb in.

Any offers of help would be appreciated.
judith smith

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-07
    I would agree, A vet visit is in order. Maybe switch up his diet or try feed while outside and lively.
  • Rick - 2012-05-07
    I am by no means an expert but I would get Tort to an exotic pet veterinarian right away and take the freshest poop you can. They will check his insides for possible issues that are really easy to clear up if you get them detected right away.

    I suggest this because my friends tortoise did the same thing and it had a parasite, once he was medicated he come right back to normal.

    I hope Tort gets his appetite back soon.


    Best regards...Rik
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MARION PARKER - 2012-05-01
Can you breed a male greek spur-thighed tortoise with a female tunisian spur-thighed tortoise?

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Debby Swiechowicz - 2010-01-20
As the co-owner of Jungle Jewels Reptiles, we attend most reptile shows in the NE United States, and wild caught yellow-foots are now fairly common to see at shows as of 2009. We even rescued one,that had been left out back, that only had 3 legs. It was a very large old male and the leg injurywasobviously very old and well-healed, but it seems that he didn't mean too much to someone, he will no longer breed. He stayed with us for almost 2 years and then we finally adopted him out to someone who fell in love with him and didn't care if he banged his shell everytime he walked. You could tell that he was a w/c as well,but was extremely sweet. They do tend to start off a little shy, but if treatly and cared for properly, the yellowfoots are awesome. I suggest whether it is c/b or w/c, that you always bring a new reptile to the vets. At least for a check up and fecal. Tortoises Rule!!!

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  • Dorothy Stratton - 2012-04-05
    I just encountered 2 beautiful y/f tortoies male 5 inches has yellow spots on the legs and entire head and neck and female 4 inches yellow spots only on legs the head is shaped like a snake head. One was in front of my door step and the other was found 2 miles away. Should I take them ASAP to the vet. Are these the Y/F that grow to be larger than normal. Is the vet bill expensive? Help need feedback
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haileah - 2012-03-15
I just got a redfooted tortoise the other day and she's still just a baby. But I've noticed she sleeps a lot. Sometimes more than 12 hours. Why? Is it bad that she sleeps so much? Her tank isn't really big right now (I think it's a 20 gallon) but I do plan on getting her a bigger one soon. What all should I have in it? And whats the best kind of flooring she should have?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-16
    Cypress bark is a great substrate. Do you have the heat and humidity high enough. These are tropical tortoises. Some times a mister is needed to increase humidity. They really need 80-90 degrees with a basking area of around 95. If it is cooler it will slow them down.
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