TURTLES

Do Tortoises Take Naps?

If your tortoise has been acting especially sleepy lately, you may be wondering what’s going on. Is your tortoise really napping, or just relaxing? Is it getting ready to brumate? Or could a health problem or parasite be the culprit? Regardless of the reason, you’re probably ready to get to the bottom of your tortoise’s …

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Are Tortoises Picky Eaters?

Maybe your tortoise has begun to ignore a food that it seemed to enjoy in the past, or perhaps it’s been turning up its nose at absolutely everything you offer it. You might be wondering if your tortoise simply isn’t hungry or if it’s possible that it’s just being picky! So are tortoises picky eaters? …

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Why Does My Tortoise Look Dry?

Dry skin is a common problem not just for humans, but also for animals. If you’ve noticed that your tortoise has been looking dry lately, there’s likely no cause for concern, and there are a variety of ways to alleviate the issue. So why does my tortoise look dry? The most likely reason is simply …

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Why Is My Tortoise Inactive?

Have you noticed that your captive tortoise sleeps for long periods throughout the day? Are they forgoing meals, spending more time than usual hiding, and just generally being “lazy”? You may wonder if this is typical behavior for a tortoise, especially a younger one who was previously active and healthy. Why is my tortoise inactive? …

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