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    Prickly pear - fruit or leafy green?

    10% protein a week? Pure protein? Like meat? If pure protein that's waaaaay too much... should be little bit of protein per month like one serving of high protein catfood a month and you should feed them more than 20% fruit/week - vary the fruit but it should be 50/50 with leafy greens
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    1 Year of growth

    My redfoot is 15 months old - here are its weight counts last few months for comparison... I always weigh on the or about the 1st of each month after soaking - some slower growing months and some faster but I think over 100g in 8 months is great Jan 2020 - 187g Feb 2020 - 198g Mar 2020 - 208g...
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    Any recommendations for my tortoise enclosure?

    Many people on here know more about sulcatas than I do but I would think you need much larger than 6x3 - that's not even big enough for a adult redfoot let alone a sulcata. But for now it's probably OK until it grows. Most people put sulcatas outside with a night box.
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    After over a year FINALLY....

    ... got my redfoot "Taco" to eat out of my hand regularly That is all Just sharing
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    Things you wish you knew before getting a tortoise

    All torts when moved go off their food for a while. Every time I switch enclosures with my redfoot he goes off food for 5-10 days. In nature it's not uncommon for torts to stop eating. If it's last more than 10 days I 'd worry then. Just keep offering fresh foods.
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    Housing a redfoot outdoors in uk is this possible

    There is no way you could house a redfoot outdoors in the UK. No way there would ever be enough high humidity.
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    Early signs of pyramiding

    Looks fine to me Good growth Forget the basking spot Use a CHE for extra heat and UVB strip light Be careful to to overdose on the repti-vite extra calcium
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    Orange Day Lily toxic?

    Orange Day Lily (Hemerocallis fulva) OK to feed Redfoots this flower? It's gone crazy growing on our property. Flowers only last a day and are bright orange with some yellow. My neighbors refer to them as "tiger lily" but I don't think that's right. Tiger Lily (Lilium lancifolium) are...
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    CHE vs RHP for Ambient/Night Heating

    I am on team CHE in this debate RHP's are overly expensive and unnecessary IMHO
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    How To Line New Enclosure -

    I used a heavy shower curtain and then attached it on the sides (inside) about 5" up with gorilla tape. Has worked perfectly fine for almost a year. Good thing about the tape is its waterproof and seals every gap.
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    Is 99% humidity way too high?

    My enclosure gets to 99% at night and drops to 85-90% during the day Ambient at 80F with a few warmer spot in the 90-100F range during day - when main CHE's go off at night my ambient drops to 70-75F around the room temperature the enclosure is in with one small night bulb that rises one spot at...
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    Indoor enclosure ideas HELP

    After looking around this site and getting advice this is what I constructed last summer for my redfoot. It is still going strong, no leaks, no smells, no mold. Works great. https://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/custom-enclosure.177379/#post-1788452
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    Outdoor "DAY" enclosure

    I was thinking about putting things in but he just won't spend that much time in it. Totally temporary. Just wanted some thing clean and easy to move.
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    Outdoor "DAY" enclosure

    Finally built a new day enclosure for my 1 yr old redfoot June -Sept is the only viable time I can get the little turd outside and I'll never leave him out overnight - too many raccoons, skunks, and cats in my neighbourhood. First day out today as the temp was +85F and high humidity makes it...
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