I read all that several times. It is useful but to a point. We can increase the enclosure, get cedar chips, through out the hay ( although one of the latests post actually recommends hay!) i am reassured by the return of healthy appetite, if it is only for that silly romaine. I guess I...
Wait, I was told that chips are not ideal and sand is good, as he is a desert guy genetically. I will remove the hay. though, thanks.
Are you saying I should wet the chips? How often should I soak him?
i can adjust the night temps by keeping his heat lamp on and focused on his hide. . Will...
I will post it soon, but it is as far as I know an almost perfect indoor pen. And he walks some, just not the length of it. He goes to bask, sits there for some time, then goes to eat, bask again, eat again, and when it is dark outside he tends to head for the hide for good.
Well, the enclosure is all but perfect. 7.5 feet by 1.3 feet. wooden walls. Mixed substrate - hay, tort sand, tort chips. A slate plate for food, a pool, a hide. Dual lighting.
Temperatures fall at night inside, to almost 50 at times. during the day it is 70s. He has his basking light -...
Thank you all for being there.
1. Eating. My russian tort Vova only eats romaine lettuce or a similar leafy lettuce. ALL has been tried. Including pureeing romaine and putting over other greens. No go. If I leave say turnip greens, kale, dandelion greens - he won't eat...
great idea, will try tomorrow ( he already ate his romaine today and retreated to his hide, I don't want to bug him. ).
i will try a picture - his head would need to be way out. they are irregular black spots on his beautiful green neck. they were not there before, I am positive.
Hi all! My russian Vova has a new enclosure, new lamps, and began eating again - though alas only romaine lettuce, and believe me I tried everything and withheld the romaine, but then he dos not eat at all.
So I gave up, went back to Romaine but offer other greens too, I have basking heat...
I decided to let the box be as is. I will let you all know in the spring.
Here, ground temps are freezing at times, when above-ground is passable, and he is insulated by leaves and needles.. Was told by that expert that un-brumating can cause death if early. :(