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    UVB advice

    Hey guys, I've got a Russian who's about 3 years old I believe. I'll have had him a year in November. I got him out of a pretty bad situation, he was in a small tub, the previous owners went outside, dug up some grass and dirt and put it in there. His diet consisted of green leaf lettuce and...
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    Can variety be bad if it contains a lot of Goitrogens?

    It's currently still cold, though the seasons are thankfully changing, but I want to be aware for next winter. In the winter a lot of my options are grocery store foods but when I look on the tortoise table a lot of them have goitrogens which it says are bad if not in moderations and that I...
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    Types of flowers and how?

    With the seasons starting to change I'm wanting to add a bit more variety to my tortoises diet with out having to stop 3 different stores to get the best variety and I know purchasing already growing plants is a no no because of pesticides and such. So I'm looking into planting my own mini...
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    New (unexpected) Russian Owner, advice?

    Absolutely, here's a few pictures of Henry, originally he was on reptibark (the only cypress mulch I could find had pine mixed in) but now he's cypress mulch with some reptibark mixed in.
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    New (unexpected) Russian Owner, advice?

    Thank you! I read over the attached post and I HIGHLY appreciate it. I'm getting rid of the mercury bulb immediately and replacing it with a flood bulb, I have a infrared temp gauge coming today so I'll be able to get the correct height and wattage for the temp of the basking spot. I'll be...
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    New (unexpected) Russian Owner, advice?

    Thank you! I'm taking out the mercury bulb, I'm not able to do an RHP right now, but I'll replacing it with a flood light for the basking spot and a florescent tube light for UV, it's starting to turn winter so I can't consistently get him outside (one week we're in the 80's the next week 50's)...
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    New (unexpected) Russian Owner, advice?

    Thank you! I appreciate the link and the list as well!
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    New (unexpected) Russian Owner, advice?

    I apologize for the length. Hello, I may have jumped into this boat a bit more prematurely than planned. I had a friend post about rehoming a Russian tortoise a few months ago, and then again a couple days ago and I've owned reptiles in the past (though it's been a few years and I wasn't...