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    White Ring Around Hermann Neck

    I wanted to make sure this wasn't a sign of illness or injury - there's a white band around my eastern hermann tortoise's neck, just behind the head. It spans all the way around and is usually hidden in the initial fold there except when enthusiastically eating. Is it new growth, where the...
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    Hatchling Stomach Shell Normal?

    TortStork, I think we spoke briefly before c:
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    Hatchling Stomach Shell Normal?

    A relief thank you haha I was worried it was some sort of shell rot
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    Hatchling Stomach Shell Normal?

    He has access to and has eaten chopped up cuttlebone as well, with morning soaks he enjoys for around 15 minutes at which point he tries to leave and I let him go. I was letting him get some natural sun near an open window (no glass, on the floor, with me there) in a spare box for this photo
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    Hatchling Stomach Shell Normal?

    Hello, I had only briefly seen my hatchling eastern hermann tortoise's underside, knowing they hate to be flipped over and it being dangerous, him only having arrived a few days ago. I've since noticed a sort of strange bumpy pattern near the center line. Is this normal? He's in a high...
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    Is this Nipplewort?

    I'm having a hard time telling if this is nipplewort or not, this is the tallest one and what I thought may be easiest to identify. Using several plant identifiers all that comes up is that though. The leaves seem a bit more rounded? In particular the bottom leaves seem most different in growth...
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    Oregon Greetings c:

    I'm not exactly sure his age exactly, just that he's a hatchling and around 2 inches. I think they're 'born' around 1.5 inches long? So probably had a chance to grow for at least a couple months. I had been researching getting a hermann for 2-3 years so I had an eye out for available ones from...
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    Oregon Greetings c:

    Another picture heheh
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    Oregon Greetings c:

    Want to work in water quality and making sure people can access a clean supply c:
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    Oregon Greetings c:

    Hello all! Thought I should make a formal introduction since I plan to be here a while haha My name is Irene, I'm a second-year PhD student attending OSU in the Water Resources Science program along with my new hatchling friend, Kepler. He's an eastern hermann's tortoise and quite the active...
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    Keeping Humidity Up Hatchling Eastern Hermann

    Arrived safe and is very mobile in his soak, I'm so happy! He's yawned a couple times but not too often to mean much other than being a sleepy wee lad from what I've seen on here c:
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    Keeping Humidity Up Hatchling Eastern Hermann

    Not yet, today before noon though! I'll definitely send pictures once he's all warmed up and soaked c: I ended up loosely closing the enclosure overnight as a test and it became suitably humid while remaining decently warm, I have the top cover set up now at a slant but not touching the lamps...
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    Keeping Humidity Up Hatchling Eastern Hermann

    Fixed up the enclosure to have more of an enclosed hiding space as recommended, with lots of height variation, and I think I'll change to orchid bark once I have a better idea of his size to be sure he can walk it. Still working on cutting the lid though, it's pretty sturdy
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