2 Russian Tortoise's

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chickmchickie, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 Russian Tortoise's i rescued.. if anyone is interested..
     
  2. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
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    wish you were closer!
     
  3. babyblue

    babyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how far would you be from central pa?
     
  4. Aves

    Aves Out Of The Brooder

    How large do these tortoises get? Also, are they malnourished, shells misformed or eye discharge? I live in Central Wis, and have had some experience with turtles and tortoises since I did and ran a wildlife rehabilitation center for 9 years, so I am interested in your two...


    thanks

    Aves
     
  5. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in Ely Mn.. way on top of the state 5 miles from the border.. People send them next day all the time..

    They are the smaller Torts they get about 10 to 12 inches round..

    I have a breeding pair, i was told.. but i rescued them so i dont let them breed..
     
  6. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Eyes are super clear.. shells are great no breakage.. the owners did trim the tips just the very tips of the nails off.. and they were skinner then i like when i got them.. they just came out of hibernation.. yeah she had them in the basement and let them hibernate.. so they are thin yes.. but on the mends.. They will still need some care for a few months to get them back on their feet...

    Yeah i worked at the Milw Zoo myself.. so I know a little about those guys
     
  7. xchairity_casex

    xchairity_casex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just wanna warn who ever gets them or for you who has them now russian tortioses can be quite aggressive toward eachother and can even severly injure one another. so if they are hosued together BE CAUTIOUS!
     
  8. Skyesrocket

    Skyesrocket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and they were skinner then i like when i got them

    I'm curious...how can you tell when a tortoise is underweight?​
     
  9. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:These two have live with each other for many years and dont fight
     
  10. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm curious...how can you tell when a tortoise is underweight?

    their skin was saggy and you can just tel
     

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