Hey Tom! I finally figured out how to get back on the forum but not sure if this is the spot you wanted me to message you. Just trying to get some outdoor enclosure ideas with cover so the birds dont take my little guy. Thanks again!
Tom, Sorry for asking in the wrong spot. I'm still learning how to use this forum. I have read your care sheet and should have read it again before I asked you a question. There is so much info and I'm new to this. Again sorry. I do have a question for more clarification and will ask it on the care sheet thread. I hope that is the right place to ask it.
Thanks Tom, I'll keep doing that. How long do they need to be in a humid closed chamber? . They hatched out this spring so they are very young. Also when you take your hatchlings outside for sun do you provide them with shade. I was thinking that if they are out for the purpose of UV then if they just sat in the shade it would be pointless. Obviously I wouldn't let them overheat.
Tom, Have finished my closed chamber with humid hides. My hatchling does not go in the humid hide at night. Should I go and place him in the hide every night? I have been doing this but didn't know if I should just give him time to do it on his own. Thanks for all your help
Hi Tom, This might be a stupid question but as far as food goes exactly how much food corresponds with age of a sulcata? I've read all your posts but can you maybe give an idea what a week "menu" for your baby sulcatas (~1 year old) might be? A specific example of how to mix the foods sulcatas should be eating?
Hi Tom, I was wondering how to keep the humidity at 80% in a closed enclosure and hide box. Sadly, my little guy was brought up dry and has some tough pyramiding that I want to stop for the rest of his long life. I have read all your threads also, but none specifically say how to increase humidity. Thank you for the help you give all of us!
hi. just want to ask if i can plant a bamboo in my sulcata outdoor enclosure. I have read that bamboos have a high cyanide content which is harmful for my sulcata but is ok for my radiata.. is this true based on your experience. And one site says bamboo is one of the healthier choices... please any advice on this. thanks
just a quick question... can i plant pole bamboos inside my sulcata outdoor enclosure? i remember reading that bamboos in general have high cyanide content which may harm my sulcata but tolerable or not harmful for my radiata, is this true? as explained , sulcatas are savannah animals which there are no bamboos there. And i have read in one website that bamboos are listed as one of the healthier choices
Tom i am looking at the oil filled heater optimus h-6002 for my 4x4x2 outdoor hide and I was wondering if it would keep it at around 80-90. I have a Zilla thermostat would that work or would the internal thenostat for the heater itelf turn it off before it reaches that temp that I set on the Zilla. Thanks you have answered many of my questions already and it is much appreciated. This is for a sulcata.
Gosh, should I make calcium (cuttlebone) available? how much of veggies should we give? zucchini? endive? hibiscus flowers? (one or 2 a day right now) tomato? sigh, sorry for being "dumb" but I trust this forum above a general google.
Tom, I have two 8 year old tortoises that I have had since they were hatch-lings. I don't really know how much to feed them and what. I usually give them about a head of romaine or the equivalent of mixed baby lettuces or kale and spinach that I buy in a box at Sams. I would like to plant some food so they could forage at will but I don't know where or what to get.l