Do Tortoises Make Good Pets?

by Rachel Shadle May 23rd is marked in my calendar for a not-so-typical reason. It’s World Turtle Day! Truth be told, my passion is for the tortoise. [Brief side note: turtles and tortoises are not the same. Turtles spend much of their time in the water. Tortoises are land-dwelling animals.] But, for the sake of…

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African Spurred Tortoise Visits Den Herder Vet

We say it often. We see some of the neatest things in our clinic. And today was no exception. We were lucky to have Elliott, an 11-year-old African Spurred Tortoise, in for a check up from Dr. Cherney and a little deworming. The video shows how we gave him his medicine. Just don’t tell Elliott…

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