May we see pictures of your new tortoise? Sometimes people mistake redfoots for yellowfoots because the redfoots have yellow spots on their legs.
My YFs live outside 24/7, but I lock everyone up inside their heated sheds at night
Go to the pharmacy and look in the contact lens section. You'll find little squirt bottles of sterile saline solution.
Firmly squirt a couple squirts up each nostril to unplug them so he can breath through his nose. Don't worry about it going into the lungs, because the other end of the...
I had to Google the steepest street because, being raised in San Francisco, I knew of a very steep street there. But according to my friend, Google, you're right. The New Zealand street is the steepest street.
Since you say you are soaking them daily, the only other thing that could make them be so dried out looking is your light. You must be using a very high wattage, desiccating bulb. May I see a picture of your bulb?
I live exactly five miles east of the main street in the small town of Clovis, CA. I used to say it was rural, but there's been so much new home building that there are subdivisions built up pretty close to my house. The street in front of my house has no posted speed limit so most cars drive...