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    In Memoriam

    Made me cry 👍🏻 Definitely needed in our community.
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    Clear bubbles coming out of nostrils

    Just my personal experience, but a few weeks back I had the same problem with my baby leopard not long after I got him and I did just what Tom said...raised the heat...and it worked itself out out very quickly. No more bubbles and my little tort is doing very well.
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    Leopard Tortoise | Stunted Growth, Bad Diet, Need Help

    Look at this....I would think it would be just as effective at holding heat and humidity and the size would be great for the first few years.
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    Leopard Tortoise | Stunted Growth, Bad Diet, Need Help

    Amazing! I am definitely going to set this up for my hatchlings. Thank you so much for sharing 👍🏻 I appreciate you taking the time to share pictures as well. The ones I am finding seem to have just a small window to peek in..you were able to find one with a clear side already built in? I...
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    Leopard Tortoise | Stunted Growth, Bad Diet, Need Help

    What a great idea! Could you explain the modifications you made in order to make it work? Thanks!
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    Bubbles coming from hatchling’s nose

    I will do that. Thank you. I also have a temperature gun to read temperatures throughout the enclosure. It takes a bit of fussing around to get everything just right doesn’t it? But that is part of the enjoyment. I had forgotten how much extra is involved with raising a hatchling. And this is...
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    Bubbles coming from hatchling’s nose

    I am using a thermostat typically used for heat mats in farming I believe. The CHE is plugged into the thermostat, the end that reads temperature is positioned just above where my little one spends most of his time, so it is below the heating element but close to the ground. I am now maintaining...
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    Bubbles coming from hatchling’s nose

    Yes I do. Dark at night but still keeping the heat up using a CHE. Also still keeping the humidity at about 80 at night as well. Thanks for helping.
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    How do you find places to adopt Tortoises, the Torts who have lost their families

    Maybe you could look into having Rocky shipped by a reputable shipping company that delivers reptiles? Just a thought....
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    Bubbles coming from hatchling’s nose

    I have raised the ambient heat to about 88-89 degrees. He is still very active and eating well. No bubbles since first thing this morning when he woke up. Thanks for the help!
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    Who wants to play guess this tortoise’s age...hatchling edition?!? 😀

    Thank you so much for helping me and reassuring me. I have bumped the ambient heat to 88%. He is continuing to act normally so I believe you are correct, he is adjusting to the move and the change in climate.
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    Who wants to play guess this tortoise’s age...hatchling edition?!? 😀

    His substrate is a layer of coconut coir covered with orchid bark. I think bumping up the heat is a good idea. Thanks.
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    Who wants to play guess this tortoise’s age...hatchling edition?!? 😀

    Oh my goodness! Yes the original keeper kept him at 40% humidity. I am hopeful he will start to thrive now. I just posted another thread about clear bubbles coming from his nostrils this morning. He is active and eating but those few bubbles concern me. Any tips?
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    Bubbles coming from hatchling’s nose

    I picked up my 7 month old Leopard Tortoise 6 days ago and have him in a closed chamber with 80% humidity and 80 degrees ambient temperature. His substrate is a layer of coconut coir topped with orchid bark. He has a shallow water dish he stomps through regularly, he is eating well. I take him...
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