TURTLES

Why Does My Tortoise Charge at Me?

Has your tortoise ever taken one look at you, seemingly in the same mood as usual, but then squared up and ran right at you? It can be an intimidating experience to go through, especially if your tortoise is generally slow, docile, or standoffish. However, this is generally just normal tortoise behavior, especially for hungry …

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Why Is My Tortoise Crying?

If your tortoise appears to be teary-eyed or is making crying sounds, you might wonder if it is normal or if something more serious is going on. Tortoises “cry” for a variety of reasons, some of which are absolutely natural and others that should be taken more seriously.  So why is my tortoise crying? The …

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Why Is My Tortoise Restless?

Maybe you’ve noticed your tortoise trying to climb the walls of its tank as if it’s trying to escape, or perhaps it’s been digging or pacing nonstop. This behavior can be worrying for many tortoise owners, but there are some simple measures you can take to keep your pet from feeling restless. So why is …

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Why Is My Tortoise Eating Dirt?

Have you ever noticed your pet tortoise eating dirt, soil, or even bits of stone and rocks, either while inside a terrarium or outdoors? If so, you may wonder if this is normal tortoise behavior, or if it warrants a call to your veterinarian.  Why is my tortoise eating dirt? Your tortoise is eating dirt …

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