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    Coconut Oil

    Absolutely, I agree 100%!!
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    Coconut Oil

    Okay, here are three pics. First one just after bringing Raph home. The last two are from today, you can see the pyramiding but I wouldn't say it looks extreme... youngling Raph: And here are two from today: In looking at the before and after pics, you can almost see where/how the...
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    Coconut Oil

    I collected some photos today (harder than I thought, damn phone storage, lol) and here is the photo timeline of what I saw: Here he is in the pet shop, end of January 2020 Kinda hard to see the puncture... here it is after I brought him home sometime in feb 2020: Not too long after this...
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    Coconut Oil

    I realize I am replying to a post that is over a year old, but I thought it worth the bump--- and as I am fairly certain I have a northern redfoot (Venezuelan variety)… and some experience with using coconut oil I thought I would chime in. When I got my redfoot, Raph, about a year ago he (she?)...
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    Virus supplies worldwide comparison

    Hi to everyone- I hope you are all staying safe and healthy (or at least sticking to the flu ;) ) Haven't seen any updates for MN on this thread, so thought I'd chime in. here is the scenario as of today, virus-wise: Gas prices have been reported as low as $1.50 a gal. All schools are closed...
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    With your UV reading as a guide, I agree with your assessment that a window screen with plants to further diffuse the UV should get us close. I got some window screen in the garage- I'll cut some tonight. (I plan on getting a solarmeter at some point, but they are pricey. I can see that they...
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    Not without some major modifications to the enclosure. I could put a screen between the light and the enclosure, and ad some more hanging plants to diffuse the UV... do you think that would do the trick? If not, I wonder if there a replacement bulb I could put into the same hood to reduce the...
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    I'm finding it's hilarious and also a bit ridiculous how willful they can be. It's really amusing. I put some amethyst in the enclosure to add interest-really for me not the tort- and upon finding it wasn't edible, Raph bulldozed it over. But what was really funny is that he then B-lined it...
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    Here's a pic of the modified Boaphile cage-enclosure:
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    "bye bye plants"...lol" like my two-year old. But you pose a great idea! I'll observe his paths and work around them and see if he leaves the decorations alone. Tho I guess if the decorations only serve my interest I prob don't need them. I plan on putting safe/edible live plants in tho, so...
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    Curtis is home! Partaaaaay!

    Awesome wigwam! Great idea for a backyard hide.
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    LOL. Thanks for weighing in. 🍻 Nice looking redfoot, BTW! I think the charcoal (artist charcoal stick) color of the shell looks awesome- nice and smooth too. How old is he/she? side note about the rampaging: I wonder if there are things we can provide to give the torts something 'to do'...
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    Redfoot- Nictitating Membrane healthy?

    Is the nictitating membrane in this picture showing signs of infection, or is this a sign of mild stress? Maybe it looks normal and I'm being paranoid. Within the past week or so, this tort has experienced an enclosure change and some varying temps as I dialed in the temperature in the...
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    Sexing My New Tortoise

    ....after some consideration, I'll agree with you. A "V" is much more apt! lol
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    Sexing My New Tortoise

    Based on research and photos I've seen, this appears to be a female- flat plastron and "C" or "U"-shaped scutes under the tail.... a male would have a concave plastron and straighter scutes just below the tail... and a much longer tail in general.
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