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    Doris update & sexing

    Time for a biannual Doris update! Here she is in June 2019 vs today. Definitely getting big! This is her first outside day of the year. I think she’s big enough to sex now, I’ve just been operating under the assumption that she’s a she because I got her as a hatchling. Any comments? (Yes I...
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    The Thread of Doris

    I got Doris mid-October last year as a hatchling so I’m gonna say she’s about officially a year old now! Here are a couple of photos from the week I got her in comparison with one from today - same dish in all photos. She’s grown super smoothly and I’m very happy with it! She’s been outside...
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    When to bring inside?

    I’m in Oklahoma. She will definitely need to come inside for the fall/winter, it freezes here.
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    When to bring inside?

    She’s a redfoot, a year old and about 5”.
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    When to bring inside?

    Doris has been living outside all summer and doing great, but I’m starting to think about when she needs to come back inside. Right now the typical weather reaches the low 90s in the day and drops to low 70s at night. What temp cutoff should I be looking for?
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    Only eating Hibiscus?

    I moved Doris into her outdoor enclosure a week ago and she pretty much just hid for a couple of days and didn’t want to eat which I kind of expected. I seeded the enclosure with all sorts of tort friendly plants and bought her a nice big hibiscus to go ahead and have an established plant. Now...
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    Doris update!

    Just seeded it today so it’s tamped now, can’t wait to see what comes up over the next couple of weeks!
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    Doris update!

    Yeah I’m not sure what it was. I just gave her a good scrub down with a toothbrush and put some clotimazole cream on her just in case because I do believe she may have a bit of fungus on her plastron. She was not happy about it, pooped on me, highly ungrateful. Shell feels nice and solid though...
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    Doris update!

    See this thread. She developed little white spots all over her shell shortly after arrival that got wider and less distinct (like Anyfoot’s example) until the light parts of the scutes were their current color and new growth never had any. Still not sure what it was...
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    Doris update!

    It’s on the cement porch.
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    Tort friendly greens?

    I’m wanting to seed Doris’s new outdoor enclosure with tort friendly greens. Any suggestions?
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    Doris update!

    Finished her outdoor setup last night! It was very quick and easy to build using half thickness cinder blocks. I don’t have exact measurements but it’s roughly 12’x3’. The top is just an old puppy pen that I have unfolded. I put all her fake plants and orchid bark humid pile in it from her...
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    Doris update!

    Hi all! I don't log on often but wanted to do an update on Doris! Got her as a hatchling at the end of October 2018 so she's ~7 months and 4 inches now (don't know her actual sex so I just call her "she"). She went outside for the first time today (with constant supervision since I don't have...
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    Doris has weird specks?

    Here are a couple more pics I took tonight.
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    Doris has weird specks?

    Yes, the bits that look like dandruff. This is from when I first got her. It’s only been a couple of weeks.
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    Doris has weird specks?

    She didn’t have this when I got her though. Can it still be that if it’s new?
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    Doris has weird specks?

    I recently noticed that Doris has these weird light specks on her shell. She’s still eating fine and I just soaked her and she pooped. They aren’t raised and they don’t come off when she gets wet. Temp sits around 82 and humidity 85-95%. She eats various greens, veggies, and mazuri. I have no...
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    The Thread of Doris

    Enjoying her dinner of turnip greens, pumpkin, mushroom, and mazuri.
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    The Thread of Doris

    She wasn’t sold as a cherry head, she was listed as a “high color redfoot”. I came home from work today ready to soak her and found her soaking herself! She’s such a smart baby.
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    The Thread of Doris

    Decided to start a thread where I can keep updates on Doris! She’s a redfoot hatchling I got from Tortoise Supply on 10/23/18. Current setup is 55g aquarium converted to closer chamber, temp ~84, humidity in 90s. Today is the first day I’ve gotten her to eat in front of me and I’m so excited!
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