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  1. Toddrickfl1

    Hello I live on the big island of Hawaii

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    Are all UV bulbs created equal? Can the quality affect tortoises?

    I'm sure that light does effect them somehow I don't know for sure. What I can tell you is my Redfoots feed just fine without UVB. My Tortoises aren't outside full time. They spend the days outside in the summer and come in at night. It does get chilly here in the winter and they're indoors for...
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    Male or female?

    I learn something new everyday on TFO!
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    Are these spots on Desert Tortoise shell ok?

    There are many theories as to what causes that but I don't think anybody knows for sure. They tend to appear when a tortoise is well hydrated though.
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    My dude won’t eat

    If you got your tortoise at a Pet shop chances are it's not 5-6 months old they just told you that. It's probably a wild caught adult, that's usually what they sell, especially Petco and PetSmart.
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    Male or female?

    My guess is female
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    I`ve burned my tortoises eyes !

    Wow glad you caught it. I had a problem with a UVB bulb when I first got my tort too. Things like this is why I chose not to use artificial UVB. I'm lucky enough to live somewhere my torts can get natural sunlight most of the time.
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    Are all UV bulbs created equal? Can the quality affect tortoises?

    Just a couple hours a week outside in the sun and you really don't need a UVB light. My youngest Redfoot is a little over a year and I've not used any artificial UVB at all. You can get by with a regular incandescent bulb indoors.
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    Curtis has gone missing

    That's a good idea @TechnoCheese I would help too.
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    Whistling redfoot : gender dimorphism?

    I think at 4 years if the plastron isn't concave, and if you haven't seen the "Tortoise junk" come out during a soak, then it's probably safer to say Artemis is a female. I agree with @ZEROPILOT maybe some kind of nasal deformity.
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    Tortoise Meal Topper

    Nice, I've been doing the same thing this winter except my mix is dried roses, hibiscus, and dandelion.
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    Breed help

    Redfoot would probably be a good option. Definitely not feasible housing a Sulcata in a guest room.
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    What kind of turtle do I have?

    That is an old Mud/Musk turtle. He needs fresh, not salt water. @Moozillion can probably give you some pointers.
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    Ramming my foot!

    My Redfoot recently started doing the same thing to my hands when I'm doing something in his enclosure. Your tort is trying to tell you that's his territory and you need to leave.
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    Curtis has gone missing

    @TechnoCheese if it were me I would definitely leave a gate open so he can get back to his night box if he did get out. I'd bet money if he's not too cold he would eventually come back. I got my fingers crossed for you. I really hope you can find Curtis!
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    Curtis has gone missing

    Oh no @TechnoCheese that's horrible! Im so sorry. I hope you find him quickly. Maybe put some real smelly food outside to try to lure him in. Like some tuna, or wet dog food.
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    There's also another app besides picture this called PlantSnap. I use them to cross reference each other.
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    Does this Red Foot look bloated?

    Looks fine to me. Great growth so far. Whoever raised that tortoise for the first year or so did a great job.
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    Orchid Bark

    I raised my Hatchling Redfoot in this enclosure for the first year.
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    Orchid Bark