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How to keep a tortoise outdoors -
How to keep a tortoise outdoors xx things you’ll need includes the right time to keep a tortoise outdoors, the right temperature for an outdoor…
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Explained: Tortoise, turtle or terrapin? -
As members of the Chelonian reptile family, turtles, tortoises and terrapins are related. The difference between tortoises and turtles is that tortoises are herbivores that…
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Can a pet tortoise survive in the wild? -
A pet tortoise is not likely to survive in the wild because it is difficult to adapt to the new environment. Many tortoises released into…
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Do pet tortoises need insurance? -
It’s worth having tortoise insurance if you don’t have large savings that can cover an emergency. Vet bills and medicine can quickly add up. However,…
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Aquariums are terrible for tortoises -
Tortoises should not live in an aquarium. Aquariums lack proper ventilation and they don’t have enough space for a tortoise to pace and explore. Tortoises…
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Tortoise shell peeling: Should you worry? -
Tortoises are excellent pets and it’s only right to feel a little concern if you find your tortoise might not be in perfect health, but…
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Pest control and tortoises: What is safe and what isn't -
The safest kinds of pest control around pet tortoises are organic methods such as worms, bacteria, oil sprays, insecticidal soaps, pheromones and floating covers. Chemical…
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Why your tortoise shell went soft -
The common reasons for your tortoise’s shell to go soft are vitamin deficiencies, metabolic bone disease, and shell rot. Some tortoise species, as well as…
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Why your tortoise needs a good soak -
Tortoises need to soak twice a week or so to help them stay hydrated and clean. This keeps them strong and healthy, avoiding getting sick…
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