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The fine stuff. It's almost the same consistency as the coconut coir or sawdust. Jul 9, 2017

    1. Lynnee
      Hi. Been on a Facebook site that said cypress mulch is very harmful because of its tannins and oils? I think it’s perfectly acceptable. What are your thoughts? Thank you
      1. Lynnee
        I have a Russian tort
        Mar 24, 2019
      2. wellington
        I never used it. Don't remember if I have ever heard it being bad.
        Mar 24, 2019
    2. Rushdi
      Does Anyone know were can i purchase an adlabra or galapagos toroise?
    3. darlingtiffy
      Hello!! I created a new post about my VERY sick baby sully. You and Tom were so helpful on my last posts...I thought maybe you could take a look at this one and see what you think. I am so worried and I don't know what else to do. Any thoughts or suggestions are very much appreciated!!
    4. NewTortEnthusiast
      Have a wonderful day!
    5. cold blooded
      cold blooded
      Wellington, can you contact me at: [email protected] in regards to the 3 leopard tortoises you have advertised for sale? Thanks, Kevin
    6. PhilWess3
      Do you do anything special to keep leopards. I am from St. Louis and looking at getting a leopard? Anything you can tell me helps.
      1. wellington
        I have several, so I have a heated shed that they live in for winter. During the summer it's used for night time only. Leopards don't dig, so other then heat and uvb during colder months and a fenced area, there's nothing special that needs to be done.
        For a hatchling upto around 2-3 years old, house it in a closed chamber.
        Feb 27, 2018
    7. TortoiseKeeper6
      could I see your shed for your sulcata tortoise. I need a little inspiration for mine.
      1. wellington
        I don't have a sulcata, but I do have leopards which is the same care, they are just smaller. However, I have 4 that lives in the shed and a almost 2 year old that I am raising from hatching it in a 4x4 green house in my basement until next summer. I will try to find a picture.
        Jul 16, 2017
    8. wellington
      The fine stuff. It's almost the same consistency as the coconut coir or sawdust.
    9. Fujininja
      Hi, I was wondering if you use fine grade peat moss or the long stringy kind. Thanks
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      2. wellington
        I have not heard that. I have not had any problems with it, except my male leopards love going in and out of their water dish and filling the dish with the peat moss that sticks to them. Problem for me, but I think they are having fun doing it LOL
        Jul 9, 2017
      3. Fujininja
        Oh haha . Thanks for the help!
        Jul 9, 2017
      4. Fujininja
        Sorry one more thing Will seeds grow in peat moss alone? Sorry for so many questions!
        Jul 9, 2017
    10. kaseylynn19
      what do you recommend instead of the pellets?
      1. wellington
        Sorry I didn't make a suggestion on my first post. Not sure how I missed that. I did post my suggestions on your thread.
        May 7, 2017
    11. MONARCH
      HEY ....., I need help , i have a star turtle and i think he is unwell, i in india its winter season, he was ok in summers but in winters he has almost stop eating and excreting. I think he has cold. PLEASE help me. I dont wanna lose my turtle!!
      1. wellington
        Start a thread on the forum under the star section. You will get more help.
        For now, do warm water soaks daily for 20 minutes, keep water and tort warm during it. Raise the enclosure temp to 85 all over with a basking temp of 100.
        On the thread you need to start, give as much details as possible about the enclosure, temps, substrate, humidity, diet, the way the tort is acting, enclosure size.
        Dec 31, 2016
    12. Slow and steady
      Slow and steady
      Looks like somebody is having a birthday today!!!
      1. wellington likes this.
    13. Oxalis
      Happy happy birthday!! :D
      1. wellington likes this.
    14. Gymtimpro
    15. Kcollins1982
      Hello. I'm new to this site and don't know how to ask for advise or post a picture. I need help with bedding and if my enclosure is even good enough
      1. wellington
        Sent you a pm/conversation
        Sep 20, 2016
    16. pierreflores
      Can I plant an esperanza plant next to my redfoot tortoise
    17. RandYGee
      I need your knowledge and input. Right now I have a 9 month old leo and a 2 yr old red foot female id like to get another leo and a yellow foot, but when they all become adults am I asking for trouble or will they sort things out or should I get 1 of a different species. I have NO interest in breeding so maybe I could get all the same sex .
    18. leann@daygecko.com
      [email protected]
      Wellington: Frankie Tortoise Tails: Inside Outside (posted Sunday) got "moved" to another location on the forum. Do you have any idea why this happen? New policy? Appreciate your time.
    19. Luca loves tortoises
      Luca loves tortoises
      I have a combined uva and uvb bulb for my tortoise table. Should i turn it off at night and just have it on in the day?
    20. wellington
      luvergirl, I like that idea. Good choice of a name.
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