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I'm still troubled/confused by the admonition against pine... orchid bark is made from fir or redwood (both pines) and cypress mulch is made from cypress (also a pine).
I use a mix of cypress mulch, orchid bark, and coconut husk... I can't help thinking the prohibition against pine is a...
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing... I'd love to see more pics of the torts and where/how they live. I love the thought of letting my torts (or some of them anyway) live outside year around someday in the future, when I move to a place without so much winter.
The above link will take you to the Russian sub-forum of TFO... there are numerous guides on caring for your new tortoise.
Welcome to TFO! It's a great place to learn about tortoises.
I feed my Russian mostly weeds and flowers and a "greens mix".
I give him Mazuri or zoo-med kibble 1-2 times per week.
Once in awhile, I give him some pumpkin or butternut squash.
I occasionally sprinkle a bit of calcium or vitamin powder on his food... I also make my own version using...