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    Distressing find. (Upside down)

    Here are current pics of the enclosure, I know its small bit I'm working on turning the whole thing on its side to give more space. The temp under the lamp is close to 90F, inside the flower pot is 78F, and where he is (see the spotty dark area!) beside the pot is 81F. The slate rock in the top...
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    Distressing find. (Upside down)

    Hello, everyone. Today when I (admittedly late) came in to check on baby Ez I found him FLIPPED OVER! The poor darling had been upside-down for gods know how long and his shell was covered in excrement. I quickly turned him back over and cleaned him off as best I could. I watched him for 10...
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    Handling multiple species

    HA HA! I found a photo of it. It's Jurassic reptile products "Jurassic Fiber." https://www.exoticfeeders.com/jurassic.html
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    A myriad of questions.

    Thanks so much! Ez will stay a solo tort, unless I have them with a "creep" when they are full grown.
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    Handling multiple species

    I'm using coconut coir from a Canadian company, I can't remember what the company on the packaging was called other than it had a brown T-Rex on it, sorry. I bought a big ol' brick of it and have it dampened in a bin, so I can't return it now. I'm going to try and use it all up- which could be a...
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    A myriad of questions.

    Ok, I have several related questions. I currently have a baby redfoot who is going to be 3 months tomorrow. I have seen that this is a debatable topic, but would I be able to house multiple (specifically 2) baby to yearling tortoises together. Are pairs ok? Can a yearling and a hatchling be in...
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    Handling multiple species

    Thank you! It may be irksome, but its worth it for everyone to stay heathy! 🐢
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    Handling multiple species

    Hey everyone, just have a question when it comes to having multiple tortoises of different species. I have a baby redfoot (Ezra) at the moment but I may have an opportunity to adopt a baby Hermann's at some point in the future. I am starting to wear waterproof gardening gloves when working with...
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    Wellness check?

    Thank you for caring so deeply! This afternoon I gave Ez a bath infused with unflavored Pedialyte. He dunked his head in several times and he was in there for at least 20 minutes, the key to keeping the "bath water" warm enough for him was to have his tub partially under his CHE. And guess...
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    Wellness check?

    Oh my gosh, that's a lot of things that need fixing! I'm taking the moss out now. I got the idea from Kamp Kennan. I'll give him cucumber in the morning, he didn't end.up eating much/at all today but that's because we had people over and they wanted to meet him, plus we had a late start. On the...
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    Planning ahead- is this safe?

    Thank you! 😊
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    Wellness check?

    Hey all, Baby Ez and I have made it a week! Or we will at 5:30pm. I just want to make sure my tort-keeping skills are up to snuff. My temperatures are looking good now at an ambient of 75-82F and 95+F directly under the lamp (but he rarely is right underneath). He digs into his coco coir or...
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    Planning ahead- is this safe?

    Thanks for the link! They don't have Prunella vulgaris/ heal all on there though...
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    Planning ahead- is this safe?

    Just found the other one! It's ground ivy. Is it safe?
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    Planning ahead- is this safe?

    Hello! Ez and I made it a week! I know this is incredibly early, seeing as how it's still winter up here in Canada, but I'm wondering if the plants which grow naturally in my yard are safe for a redfoot tortoise. The one I have been having trouble getting any information on is called "heal all"...
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