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    Reptisun 10.0 T5 for Redfoot???

    Hi @ kkrista123, Where is Hatboro? There are a lot of unknowns right now with artificial UVB. Is he able to spend anytime outdoors? If he's able to spend sufficient time outdoors, you wouldn't really need the bulb.
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    Welcome home Peanut! Need advice please..

    That’s good news! Slowly start to mix other greens in with the romaine. Mix it well otherwise he can pick around it.
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    Welcome home Peanut! Need advice please..

    Another good thing to try is Romaine Lettuce. I've gotten some finicky feeders going real well on that. Then I just phase it out slowly.
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    Welcome home Peanut! Need advice please..

    @Trojan_48 any progress in food interest or activity levels?
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    Welcome home Peanut! Need advice please..

    Is Peanut housed inside or outside? 95-100 is a good basking temp, but a fairly warm ambient temperature. If he's outside, make sure he's got good hide spots. If inside, I would lower the ambient temperature to about 85. Other than that, just let him settle in. After a few days to a week, you...
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    Aldabra Gender

    Very difficult to visually determine gender on any type of tortoise that is so young.
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    How to keep greens fresher, longer?

    Most greens freeze well. You can blend (in a blender or food processor) with fruit or a prepared diet. My Red Foots can sometimes be picky about certain types of greens. If I blend the greens with some thing else, they have no problem.
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    Juvenile Shyness

    That's good to hear, Ben. My Aldab is about 4 years old now. It sounds it's reasonable to expect her shyness to decrease. How long have you been keeping Aldabs?
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    Juvenile Shyness

    I haven't been around many, unfortunately. The adults that I've seen videos of appear to be relatively outgoing - compared to say a Leopard. I have noticed a change around year 3-4 with other species.
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    Juvenile Shyness

    Thank you. Yes, I was referring specifically to Aldabras.
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    Juvenile Shyness

    Is there a typical age/size when juvenile shyness tends to go away?
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    Bolivian Nesting / Eggs

    Nice work Terry. I bet you're quite pleased. Keep us up-to-date on the babies.
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    I don't know what to do about this guy. Something isn't right about him...

    I don't know what to do about this guy. Something isn't right about him.
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    Sick Cherryhead? :(

    respiratory infection. get him into vet asap. the vet will prescribe some very helpful medication based on the cherryhead's. keep his temps up a little warmer than usual. if administered correctly, the infection should be cleared out in a week.
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    Lets see some Redfoots!

    Mature Suriname locale female.