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  • Hi Tom! I was wondering if you have any female eastern hermann's tortoises? Preferably hatchling or juvenile. Thank you!
    Tom
    Tom
    Thanks for asking. Unfortunately hermanni is a species I really like and want to work with, but I don't have any currently.
    hi tom, i was wondering when you would have any sulcata hatchlings ready ?
    Tom
    Tom
    I have a batch that should be hatching in a couple of weeks.
    Hi Tom, I have a couple questions for you:
    -for you flood bulbs, do you use dome fixtures to house them in?
    -would you recommend 5.0 or 10.0 reptisun T5 HO tube lighting?
    Thanks in advance!
    Tom
    Tom
    For the floods, I use whatever fixture works for the enclosure, including dome, and open type ceiling mounted ones. 5.0 tubes produce very little UV. the 10.0 is the way to go, but not for lighting. Only for mid day UV. LED for lighting.
    koathetort
    koathetort
    Thanks, I appreciate it!
    Hi, Tom. Do you still have sulcata hatchlings and do you also ship to hawaii?.
    Tom
    Tom
    I'll have some hatching in a couple of weeks, but I don't ship to HI.
    G
    Gytersan
    Do you know anyone that ship to HI? But thank you!
    Tom
    Tom
    I don't but there are several breeders in HI. Much easier to get one that is already there.
    Do you still have burmese yearings?
    Tom
    Tom
    None for sale ATM. Check with @Markw84 for exceptionally well started, perfect babies that are several months old and growing fantastically.
    Hi, I was sent over here through a post a posted about my tortoise pyramiding. They advised you might have care sheets for pyramid prevention but I can’t seem to find where you would post those?
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    Jsvargas13
    Question, so I was looking Into building her a closed chamber enclosure to keep her humidity up at night since during the day I’m letting her catch some sun rays outside. But does she still need a closed chamber enclosure if she’s a little over a year old? Or does she just need a warm hide? Since she’s older now. Sorry for al the questions!
    Tom
    Tom
    I don't like to leave them outside all day until they are at least 5 inches long. Age doesn't matter. Using a closed chamber simply allows you to keep the conditions you want inside your enclosure instead of letting the enclosure air freely mix with the cooler drier room air. To stop pyramiding in progress, you want the tortoise in very humid conditions as much as possible.
    Tom
    Tom
    Let's take this conversation back to your thread. I can't type out full answers here.
    Hi Tom! I was reading your Russian Tortoise Care Sheet, but the pictures are all gone :( Do you by chance still have the pictures that go with the post? I'd love to have them for reference!
    Hi Tom - I was told you start your babies correctly. Do you have any leopard (pardalis pardalis) available? If so, what size and how much do you sell them for? Many thanks.
    Tom
    Tom
    No matter how well you care for the new baby, you can't un-do the damage done by a breeder who starts them poorly.
    S
    Sadie525
    Well, I still have some research and building to do to prepare for a new friend. Is there a way to speak with you offline? Email? Phone? Do you ship babies?
    Tom
    Tom
    Yes. I'll message you now. :)
    Hi Tom. Would it be possible to see the plans you used for building your closed chamber housing?
    H
    huntevans20
    Hey Tom, what model of animal plastics do u recommend
    Tom
    Tom
    Go big. You can get a 2x4, but you'll be replacing it in a few months. Mine are 8 feet long by 30 inches wide. this will last long enough to grow your tortoise large enough to live outside full time. Or in the case of someone living in a colder climate, this will also until its time to convert a whole room.
    Tom
    Tom
    This is another reason why Mark's cages are preferable. You can start smaller now and save some money, but then easily and cheaply add on later when the time comes..
    Hi Tom, I apologize im new to this page. I recently purchased a Sulcata hatchling from TT and they never shipped it And overnight shipping was expensive. I’ve since read horrible things and cancelled my order. Do you still have any Sulcata babies for sale and how do I contact you if so like I said this site is new to me ?
    Tom
    Tom
    Hi. I do have a few left for sale that aren't spoken for yet. You can message me here.

    Have you seen this thread yet:
    Hi Tom, do you sell juvenile Pardalis Pardalis Leopard Tortoises? We have a 6 yr old male(we think he's @ 6) that we'd like to find a mate for. I wouldn't mind a baby but would worry about the size difference putting them together? Thanks, Angie
    Hottrodk10
    Hottrodk10
    Ahhh, good to know! Thanks -- we just found out our "Sulcata" is actually a "Leopard" & now I'm learning that there are more than one type of Leopard! I'm actually wondering if mine isn't a cross breed because he has traits of both (I think?) - how do I post a pic so you can see him? thanks, Angie
    Tom
    Tom
    Start a thread. Since you aren't sure of the species, go ahead and make your thread in the "General Tortoise Discussion" forum. Its easy to post pics there.
    Hottrodk10
    Hottrodk10
    ok, thanks
    Hi Tom, do you have any Sulcatas available?

    I'm interested in prices, all sizes, and shipping to the east coast.

    Thanks
    Tom
    Tom
    Yes. Got a batch that started hatching a few days ago. I sell them for $60. Well hydrated, well started, and eating everything under the sun, which will make YOUR life a heck of a lot easier. Overnight shipping is usually around $55-60 to go across the country.

    Today they got mallow, grass and filaree. Yesterday was broadleaf plantain. Sowthistle tomorrow. Wild mustard the next day. Etc...
    I built one of your night boxes and my sulcata ALWAYS poops and pees on the heat pad. is that normal? I can not tell you the last time she has gone in the yard. Is there anything that I can do to get her to go outside of her box? Silly question but she makes a BIG mess and it is hard to clean up all the time and I am worried she will make this night box not last as long as it should.
    Tom
    Tom
    This time of year they tend to spend a lot of time in the night box. Two things tend to make them poop. Lots of exercise, and heat. In warmer weather they will be out walking around a lot more and poop outside the box more. But its also natural for sulcatas to poop in their "burrows" which is kind of what we are simulating with their night boxes. I just scrape it up and toss it.
    45Charlie0ct
    45Charlie0ct
    Ok. Thank you!
    Hi tom, do you have a baby leopard tortoise ?
    Tom
    Tom
    I have South African Leopards incubating now. Should be hatching in a couple of weeks.
    L
    LEX小布
    I want to know its price, thanks
    Tom
    Tom
    $300 each, or as low as $200 in a 10 lot or more.

    My babies are soaked daily and kept mostly indoor in a warm humid enclosure. They are introduced to a new food every single day for the first two weeks at least. Mostly weeds, grasses, flowers and succulents. I start them for about a month before sale.
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    I didn't realize you had p.p.'s! That's what my little ghido is! I'm so happy I went with him 😁 so far he's so awesome!
    I contacted you about getting a baby sulcata and you suggested I reach back out to you in March.....Do you have any for sale? If so, I definitely want to get one and need to know the next step.

    Thanks so much!!
    Tom
    Tom
    They are still incubating. Should hatch in the next couple of weeks.
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    psykokittie
    Should I check back with you mid-April? Or do you prefer to contact me?

    Thanks, again!
    Tom
    Tom
    Best if you contact me in a couple of weeks. I've got a lot going on.
    Do you have any Sulcata ...young for sale...I don't have your phone number... mine
    Tom
    Tom
    Hi Maggie. They lay eggs this time of year, usually starting in January. I won't have any babies for about 4 months.
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