7 Signs Your Tortoise May Have Metabolic Bone Disease

Metabolic Bone Disease in Tortoises

Metabolic bone disease (MBD) is a serious condition that can affect tortoises. This disease is caused by a lack of calcium and vitamin D in the diet. Signs that your tortoise may have this disease include an arched spine, swollen legs, and deformities. In this article, I’ll discuss everything you need to know about metabolic … Read more

Tortoise Mouth Rot (Causes, Treatment, FAQs)

Tortoise Mouth Rot

Mouth rot is a common and potentially serious condition that can affect tortoises. The medical term for mouth rot is stomatitis, which refers to inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the mouth. Mouth rot can be caused by a number of different things, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses. In some cases, it can also be … Read more

Tortoise Respiratory Infections (Causes, Treatment, FAQs)

How to Treat Your Tortoises Respiratory Infection

Respiratory infections are fairly common in pet tortoises and can be caused by a variety of factors. The most common cause of respiratory infections in tortoises is bacteria, but viruses and fungi can also play a role. Treatment for a tortoise respiratory infection will vary depending on the cause but may include antibiotics, antifungals, or … Read more

My Tortoise Is Lethargic – What to Do?

My tortoise is lethargic

Slow and steady may win the race but a lethargic lifestyle is a cause for concern. If your tortoise is usually active and suddenly becomes lethargic, there may be an underlying health problem. The first step is to take them to the vet for a checkup. In the meantime, there are some things you can … Read more

Why is My Tortoise Not Moving? (Reasons and Solutions)

my tortoise not moving

If your tortoise isn’t moving, there are several potential reasons for this, including illness, dehydration, stress, or being too cold. In this post, I’ll explain the different reasons, give some solutions, and let you know what to watch for if your tortoise is not getting better. So read on for all the info you need … Read more

My Tortoise’s Shell Is Soft (Causes, Treatments, FAQs)

My Tortoise Shell Is Soft

If you’ve noticed that your tortoise’s shell seems softer than usual, there’s no need to panic, it might be suffering from shell rot. This condition is common in pet tortoises and is usually caused by bacteria or fungi. While it can be serious, shell rot is usually treatable with a course of antibiotics. In this … Read more

My Tortoise Has Diarrhea: Here’s What to do

My tortoise has diarrhea

No one wants to see their beloved pet suffering, least of all from something as icky as diarrhea. But when your tortoise has diarrhea, you may feel lost and unsure of what to do. In this post, you’ll discover what you can do to save your tortoise from deadly diarrhea, and how to prevent it … Read more

My Tortoise Hasn’t Pooped! (4 Common Reasons)

Tortoises have quite a complex digestive system, which is highlighted by the fact certain species of tortoise will react differently when fed the same food. For example a Red-footed tortoise can cope with higher amounts of sugar in their diet, whereas a tortoise such as the Hermann’s will face digestive upset due to too much … Read more