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  1. Armadillogroomer

    Proper lighting

    Adding humidity by hand is not realistic. It’s hard enough for many reptile keepers to keep up their humidity in a small area. Lugging a bucket of water to a shed several times a day is going to get tedious. You could probably engineer an electric pool heater and an automatic source of water to...
  2. Armadillogroomer

    Weeds and red foots

    Dandelion is a staple of my redfoot’s diet, but that’s because a local store here sells it year-round. He doesn’t seem to miss it when I do regular greens. As mentioned above, variety is the fun part! Mine isn’t much of a flower eater, and always goes for mushrooms/proteins first, even over his...
  3. Armadillogroomer

    How do torts know to eat cuttle bone?

    My redfoot taste-tests everything, which is something baby mammals and herbivores do. He will destroy cuttlebone, but one time I tried to give him one of those compressed cuttlefish/calcium bones with banana flavor, and it sat in his habitat for a week with just a tiny nibble on one corner :D...
  4. Armadillogroomer

    Newbie in VT with a ‘abandoned/rescue’ Russian.

    Welcome! It’s nice to hear about torts getting a chance at a better life. Folks here keep a variety of enclosures, so I don’t think you’ll get a lot of pushback.
  5. Armadillogroomer

    Tortoise paperwork

    I was kind of surprised to learn that tortoise breeders don’t do “hatch day” certificates. At my last job, wholesalers included them with birds and reptiles. I’m not sure how accurate they really were, but it was a nice little something to give to the new owner.
  6. Armadillogroomer

    Good protein for Red Foots?

    My tort loves snails. I ordered a can of snails, and thankfully they aren’t slimy or tough at all. Just looks like chopped mushrooms :)
  7. Armadillogroomer

    Just Double Checking with you all

    Your post is a bit confusing because I thought you were asking about their enclosure too. Although it would still be great to see pics of it! As far as gender goes, folks here will give you their best guess if you post pics of the tort's underside. But from what I gather, you still can't be...
  8. Armadillogroomer

    Introduction Only

    Handsome turtle!:<3: Welcome to the forum!
  9. Armadillogroomer

    New Mom to a 2 Month Old Redfoot

    Welcome! Watson is cute! I have a 4 month-old and am also playing the waiting game. I do my tort's soak/food in the morning and then if I'm home mid-afternoon, I'll check to see if he's awake for some brief handling time. Often if I lift the log at around 3, he'll be nestled in his nap spot but...
  10. Armadillogroomer

    FedEx..Horrible experiences...

    When I was waiting on my baby tort, Fed-Ex tracking said "Tuesday by 10:30." After 10:30 passed, it just said "Tuesday." I about had a heart attack since I had to work later that day (thankfully he arrived with enough time to soak and feed). I find it weird because on the highway, they're...
  11. Armadillogroomer

    Hello from michigan!

    Box turtles (and vet techs) are awesome! Welcome to the forum!
  12. Armadillogroomer

    Want to welcome a Russian tortoise into my family

    Welcome to the forum, and good luck finding a tortoise buddy!
  13. Armadillogroomer

    Problems with hawks

    I'm sorry that your baby is missing :( I once had a fox run up and grab a hen right in front of me, out in the open and in broad daylight! This wasn't a wooded area, so it still boggles me how he could have been waiting so close to us before making his move. He was too fast for me and...
  14. Armadillogroomer

    Lets see some Redfoots!

    Here's Carbo (named after Carbonemys)! We may secretly be hoping that he grows into his namesake :)
  15. Armadillogroomer

    Tortstork Review

    This forum is where I had originally learned about Tortstork, and I'm thankful! Recently I chose a 3 month-old cherryhead from Tortstork, and the whole experience went smoothly. The ordering process is easy and Randy is very transparent and easy to talk to. Our baby started eating immediately...
  16. Armadillogroomer

    The perks of living in the Southeast

    You were right, the humidity did drop with the heat. I picked up a Reptifogger and it’s been fluctuating, but stays in the 90s for most of the day. I have a timer so that the light and fogger come on in the morning... I don’t know why, but it’s so amazing to me! I’ve picked out my little tort...
  17. Armadillogroomer

    The perks of living in the Southeast

    A breeder tank, and the sheeting is around the lights, not covering it. I may be a little too excitable to explain things properly :p I’ve seen so many posts about people having issues with humidity, I’m just tickled that I won’t need to struggle with it.
  18. Armadillogroomer

    The perks of living in the Southeast

    I'll be joining camp Redfoot soon! I have a 40B to start a hatchling, and we custom cut some polycarbonate panels to cover the mesh around the light bar/CHE. Four days ago, I added moist soil and orchid bark to the setup. No heat or lights on right now, I'm still waiting on plants to come in...
  19. Armadillogroomer

    Tortoises and noise

    Or uromastyx. Okay with being handled, herbivores, and the cutest little plumpy cheeks :<3:
  20. Armadillogroomer

    Raleigh Repticon

    Yeah, another Repticon thread, but this one is because I’m still unclear on whether NC expo’s are allowed to sell torts or turtles yet. The vendor page said no, but a friend told me that she’s seen tortoises at the Raleigh Repticon earlier in the year (as well as other restricted species)...