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Tortoise Enclosures

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North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)

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Latest profile posts

Almost a week with Bowser so far. He's looking happy, healthy and very energetic as usual! Seems like he's really getting used to his home here and I can't wait to have many more adventures with my little Hermann! The funniest thing is when he rolls over balls on his stomach like it's the only way past! Also thanks for the forum welcomes I appreciate the whole community effort in all the educational threads!
I'm a doggy in the streets with my sully in the seats I said yeah yeah yeah
Question, I have a zoo med uvb/heat lamp 125w mercury bulb, (hung 12" above my Russian tortoise's shell, in a deep fixture). How much ground is that covering with uvb in his encosure? Anywhere the light casts a shadow? Just the area below in the basking area? I use uvb testing cards to make sure the bulbs are putting out uvb, but I'm not sure how far it's reach is.
Decided on name for new tortoise - Bowser it is. First time tortoise Dad!
Hola all! I have had my testudo tortoise for about 3 months now. Just recently she has been digging under the substrate, which is small pieces of redwood and Timothy Hay...she sleeps all day and seems to eat very little. What can I do to get her to be more active and to make sure she is eating enough? I was thinking of taking her outside on the weekends to get some sun...she has a UV light and heat lamps...HELP?
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