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    Tom replied to the thread Outdoor heating question.
    Sorry, but I don't. Since it is not needed here, I have no experience to draw from.
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    Tom replied to the thread Steve the baby Sulcata.
    Where did you get him? How was he started? What did the breeder feed him? Are you housing him in a warm closed chamber? Keeping him warm...
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    Tom replied to the thread Size of vivarium.
    A minimum of 4x8 feet for an adult. Most torotise care info you find will be old, out-dated and wrong. Here is the current and correct...
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    Tom replied to the thread tortoise town Hatchlings in stock.
    These people have gotten some terrible customer reviews here and elsewhere. They are not someone I would recommend buying from.
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    Tom replied to the thread Outdoor heating question.
    I don't think a single heater of that type will be enough for a NJ winter. Your thermometer will tell you. For a temperature probe that...
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    Tom replied to the thread Pairing red foot tortoise.
    Tortoises should never be housed in pairs. Groups of juveniles are usually oaky, but not pairs. If you do get more, be sure to observe...
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    Tom replied to the thread Is my tortious trying to hibernate?.
    Tortoises do not hibernate in summer in warm weather. Hibernation is for escaping cold weather. What species are we talking about? Size...
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    Tom replied to the thread My tortoise is so small!.
    Don't switch to soil. Many people get sold the wrong heating and lighting stuff. The coir is a good substrate, but yours looks to dry...
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    48 x 30 should last about two years for a single or a trio. I'd never recommend a pair. I find it works best if you have a large outdoor...
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    Tom replied to the thread True pardalis pardalis vs hybrids.
    Those are definitely a mix. The three on the left tell the story. An unscrupulous breeder might only show someone the three on the right...
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    No one can predict this. There are many factors that will determine the outcome. Depends on the male, the females, the enclosures...
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    You definitely want a closed chamber. Venting is good, but too much venting is not. The idea is to contain the humidified air inside the...
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    Tom replied to the thread True pardalis pardalis vs hybrids.
    More reference photos of true Gpp:
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    Tom replied to the thread will high humidity hurt?.
    High humidity won't hurt a thing. Your climate is similar to where they are from.
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    Tom replied to the thread True pardalis pardalis vs hybrids.
    Most of the people selling "pure" ones aren't. And they get mad and defensive when this is pointed out. I tried to tell the admins on a...
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