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  1. pugsandkids

    Prettiest seed mix?

    Hey all, With Sarge being outside year round now I'm looking at different grass seed mixes. He's always going to be supplemented with hay, Mazuri, veggies all that good stuff. So I'm not overly concerned about nutrient breakdowns in the various mixes. What I'm wondering about is what mix would...
  2. pugsandkids

    16 rescues today.......

    Oh that’s just tragic [emoji20] I’m so glad they are doing better.
  3. pugsandkids

    Rear leg sores/scute trim?

    Great tip, Is this something that they grow out of?
  4. pugsandkids

    Rear leg sores/scute trim?

    She’s sleeping with a leg out It’s just dark brown, but no spurs..
  5. pugsandkids

    Rear leg sores/scute trim?

    I will try to get some tomorrow, she’s getting bolder, but I’m not sure how well picture taking is going to go ‍♀️
  6. pugsandkids

    Pretend Chat 2.14

    Yvonne that’s so cool! I love Chewy, everything comes to the door, and I’m sure I save $50-$200 a month by not hitting up the local stores and wandering the aisles. I’ve always had great experiences with their customer service as well.
  7. pugsandkids

    16 rescues today.......

    I hope the little guys make it. You are such a godsend to those tortoises, they have no idea!
  8. pugsandkids

    Rear leg sores/scute trim?

    Tank has been outside all summer and loving it, she’s growing and getting bolder too! I haven’t been picking her up and checking her over all that often. Now the temps are dropping and she’s coming back into the house each night. I noticed today that the dark spots on the back of her rear legs...
  9. pugsandkids

    First night with heater on

    Perfect, thanks Tom!
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    First night with heater on

    I do still need a thermostat, I’ve been using the heat gun to check temps, but other then that I’m in good shape. Sarge is cozy, I love having him outside like he’s supposed to be, and my dogs are probably relived that they don’t have to share their dog bed with the round one anymore [emoji23]
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    First night with heater on

    There’s 2-3” all around. I appreciate the reassurance!
  12. pugsandkids

    First night with heater on

    Oil heater in an wooden box, ala Toms night box plan. Door will be open at all times so Sarge can come and go as he pleases.
  13. pugsandkids

    First night with heater on

    Sarge spent the night with his heater on last night. I’ve been tweaking things here and there, getting it just right. He’s all warm and cozy as I post this morning. I didn’t sleep well at all though! We are in Southern Oregon, our area seems to be spontaneously combusting on a daily basis, I’m...
  14. pugsandkids

    Purchasing outdoor houses

    That’s a good idea. The big house is heavily insulated, I won’t skimp for my little guys.
  15. pugsandkids

    So you want to see the birds?

    Oh they are gorgeous, thank you for sharing!
  16. pugsandkids

    Purchasing outdoor houses

    The big guys house is done! However there’s no way I’m getting another tort house out of hubby this year. We are running into high school soccer season, and home improvement projects that just can’t wait any longer. I’d really love to have my smaller sully and my Russian outside year round...
  17. pugsandkids

    Finally! Tort barn almost complete

    Question for those with two levels in their “barn”. Looking at the barn, I’m considering using some cleats to create an area for my smaller guys, using all that dead space. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for managing temps this way?
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    Finally! Tort barn almost complete

    Bingo! I’ll need one of my boys to set it up for me, but that’s the one I want. I’ve been reading about them, it’s just nerve wracking to purchase without any real feedback. The youngest is about to start his senior year of high school, so we are on the brink of getting to do some extended...
  19. pugsandkids

    Finally! Tort barn almost complete

    Thanks Tom, What are you using for thermostats/sensors? Hubby’s already making fun of me running out in the middle of the night this winter to open the box and check temps [emoji849] Ya I might, but technology could help with that [emoji23]
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