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  1. voodoochild

    I killed my Leopard. What went wrong?

    So I got a small Leopard tortoise at the Daytona show in August. This was my first leopard tortoise. I would estimate that it was at least 6 months or so. It was not a fresh hatchling. I had an indoor tub and an outdoor pen. I raised it the same as I did the Radiated tort that I have and redfoot...
  2. voodoochild

    Moving to CA w/out permit

    Thanks everyone. I am going to ship him. Unless I end up driving but I hope I don't have to go through that.
  3. voodoochild

    Moving to CA w/out permit

    I wasn't going to put him on the conveyer. Just put him in my bag while boarding.
  4. voodoochild

    Moving to CA w/out permit

    I'm looking through TSA literature. It doesn't look like they ban turtles/reptiles. The airline may not allow it but he's still small enough to fit in my carry on.
  5. voodoochild

    Moving to CA w/out permit

    I mentioned tsa because they'd be the first to uncover the fact that I have a tortoise. Once discovered I didn't know what they'd do. Bring in Fish and wildlife or just say "nice turtle". Maybe I should just ship him to myself.
  6. voodoochild

    Moving to CA w/out permit

    I have a small radiata and live in Tampa. I will soon have to move to CA but have no time to get a permit. I don't want to give him up. What do you think the odds are that the TSA will know what species I have? Or does anyone have any advice?
  7. voodoochild

    New Radiated but worried. Please calm me down.

    Saw her eating today! Decided to leave it outside over night and stop bringing it in. I'm going to stop soaking it for a couple days too. Things seem to be improving. Fingers crossed.
  8. voodoochild

    New Radiated but worried. Please calm me down.

    I got them from Dan but hatch date was oct of 14. I've never tried to use coco fiber outside. Wouldn't it get washed away? I use it in indoor setups but seems like outdoor pens would require too much.
  9. voodoochild

    New Radiated but worried. Please calm me down.

    Well, that's better than it being sick or dying. I hope it's not going to be a sloth though! Lol. But that really is comforting to hear.
  10. voodoochild

    New Radiated but worried. Please calm me down.

    I know the above sounds like a lot of prodding but the only interaction is taking it from night box to soak for 15 min then to its pen. 12 hours later she's back in the night box. Definitely trying to keep my distance and minimize stress.
  11. voodoochild

    New Radiated but worried. Please calm me down.

    No pooping that I have seen. Has not pooped during soaks. Ugh, I'm just really starting to worry. All the other tortoises I have never acted like this when I brought them home. She doesn't try to escape her soaking tub. It does look like she's drinking though and it's hard to say but I think...
  12. voodoochild

    New Radiated but worried. Please calm me down.

    It's still pretty small. Will be two years old in October. I just keep thinking of the hatchlings and adults I've bought of other species. They are usually trying to escape the box I transport them in and then they usually try to escape or hide once you get them in their enclosure. This one just...
  13. voodoochild

    New Radiated but worried. Please calm me down.

    Thanks for the replies. I'm sure she's ok. It's easy for me to worry about any new tortoise and a rare tortoise that I've considered to be the ultimate in the hobby and paid so much for.. Well it makes freak outs real easy. I was hoping to hear that this is common for rads or something. But she...
  14. voodoochild

    New Radiated but worried. Please calm me down.

    She came from a reputable breeder. I've only had her for 48 hours but have not seen any eating or pooping. I think she ate a Mazuri pellet. She's outside in the Tampa weather. High is 90*F and humidity is over 65%. I also have a mister that goes off 2x a day during the hottest parts. Enclosure...
  15. voodoochild

    New Radiated but worried. Please calm me down.

    So I got my first radiated in Daytona on Saturday. I am super excited but she does not move. She does not hide or stay in the corner. She stays right where I put her. She looks fine and I know she needs to adjust but I'm still worried sick. I need someone to tell me it's going to be ok.
  16. voodoochild

    Outdoor enclosure vid

    Made a quick video of my pen. Let me know what you think of my setup. Don't hold back.
  17. voodoochild

    Building a night box this weekend.

    So I am building a 4x4. This is my floor. I realized that my lid would need to be bigger than 4x4 so it can fit over the box. So the box actually 45"x45" right? That would give me 1.5" thick 2x4s. Of course that would be a very tight fit so I may need to give myself a little more room. So I...
  18. voodoochild

    Moldy eggs

    I'm sorry I should have specified that they're redfoot.
  19. voodoochild

    Moldy eggs

    I've got a clutch that was laid in August. I'm thinking they aren't good. One is moldy and dark. Should I pitch them?
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