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'New' Russian Tortoise

Discussion in 'Tortoises' started by lopez82, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. lopez82

    lopez82 Elite Member

    I actually got this little guy a few weeks ago. Interestingly enough the lady i got it from thought it was a box turtle. He was pretty dehydrated, but after a vet visit a fecal and multiple soakings he doing great! IMG_20130202_153458_zpseb54c481.jpg

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  2. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    He looks shy.

    If she thought he was a box turtle then his husbandry must have been way off to be dehydrated.
  3. lopez82

    lopez82 Elite Member

    In theory, it doesn't sound like i would've been dehydrated, but the lady's version of a box turtle setup was some sand and a small dish of water. The really bad thing was when she said 'Its strange i thought all turtles swim but this one was never any good at it.'
  4. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    The sand will suck a tortoise dry especially if not given daily soaks.

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