1 point to @JoesMum. I found a small chomp taken out of some fresh feces. Just to be safe I removed the sticky Dracaena plant and currently on the watch for fresh feces. I'm determined to reduce staining!
So next question.
She's a little over 3 years old... why is she still eating her feces...
@JoesMum, Yes, good point. I find whole feces frequently but it doesn't mean she hasn't gotten to a few others.
@Pearly, great idea. I'll try dangling some food above her. She open real wide for food (and fingers).
Suppose she does have any strange ulceration like changes, what would they look...
How will you access them through the enclosure? Through a sliding door in the front, hinged on top, or something else?
Just make sure to have someone at a hardware store (lowes/home depot) score and cut the Plexiglas for you. Or else you'll spend a ton of $$$ screwing up and making jagged cuts...
Just some basic information about my Redfoot.
Age: 3+ years old
Enclosure: 4' x 20" x 18"
Substrate: Soil base layer with cypress mulch surface
Plants: 1x Dracaena W. 1x Snake Plant 1x Bella Palm
Water bowl: Yes
Hides: Half log on cool dry side (sleeps daily...
Can't see the image either, but I'll make assumptions. Between my RES and my Redfoot, I've used....
- Aquarium rocks from general pet stores ($$)
- River rocks from Lowes ($)
- Decorative pebbles from art stores ($$$) Make sure to cleanse them of chemicals first!
- Smooth river rocks for...
I tried soaking the poop in a warm water and over the course of 12-24 hours the white material dissolved completely (so we know it's water soluble!). It wasn't quick like a powdered drink, it took much longer. I found some other bowel movements inside her home, but they appeared healthy and free...
Just some background info for the tortoise we're talking about today.
Age: 2.5-3 years old
Enclosure: 4' x 2' x 18"
Substrate: Soil base layer with surface cypress mulch
Plants: Two spider plants, two snake plants (mother in law tongue)