I saw this plant in some landscaping at an outdoor eating restaurant a few days ago.
I have some landscaping to do in the future for Sheldon's enclosure & I am hoping it would be suitable.
But I don't know what it is. Can someone please ID ?
It's the plant with the red on the top. It...
For the past few months, I have been checking Sheldon's plastron & have been watching it get some marbling.
I have also noticed that he seems to be changing as he grows in other ways.
The femoral scutes have pointy spurs or something. Not sure what they are called
but I tried searching...
I had to share with you because about 2 weeks ago I had made a chopped up base of curly kale
& arugulla for Sheldon. I gave it for about 10 days with a topping of fruit or veggies.
I had been keeping him outside during the days with our afternoons reaching into the low 90's.
He loved the...
I was bringing in Sheldon this evening from his outdoor enclosure and I noticed
he has white lines seemingly between all his scutes - Are they growth lines ?
That would be so cool ! I just weighed him yesterday & he's 124 g. That's an increase
of 22 g since last month April 16. ~ Thxs.
Well for about 1 week have been putting Sheldon in his outdoor enclosure for
the entire day. I have been bringing him inside in the evening for his soak & his wet
Mazuri & then he puts himself to bed.
He has previously visited his outdoor enclosure just for a few hours at a time.
My little Sheldon has been growing good & has doubled his weight since I got him in November. I measure & weigh him about once a month. But now other people tell me they can see he's grown and I think thats because his dome has grown. So I decided to start measuring his "waist" if...
It's a growing question. My little Sheldon eats good, pottys good. I have been tracking his
growth since I got him in November last year.
11/16/14. 53 g. 2.5 inch SCL
12/05/14. 49.5 g . 2.5 inch SCL
12/13/14. 53 g. 2.5 inch SCL
2/07/15. 68 g. 2.75 inch SCL...
I was wondering if more experienced tort people could look at Sheldon's plastron, just to make sure it's looking like it should. It seems good to me. No spots just a scratch. Possibly not a scratch but yolk scar ? You can see the same shape in both pics. Hardness seems firm yet flexible...
Every night I give Sheldon a soak & then a snack. After the snack, he clearly puts himself to bed.
I remember they are diurnal, but I was wondering if that habit is something that they are "programmed"
to do? If only my human children had been so good at going to bed ! I love it ! No...
Having gotten Sheldon on November 15th, he was just under 2oz. Back then I was just a paranoid tort parent making sure he ate, drank & went potty. Every morning his little red head popped out of the substrate, I was a happy camper. I've never had a tort this tiny. So back then I put...
Just wondering if it's okay to put a Mazuri or food item in the water when I soak
Funny but I usually soak him in an old Easter bucket my kids used to use.
At times Sheldon seems distracted by the egg design that can be seen.
So to pass the time, I would drop a Mazuri in the...
My little Sheldon, a 2 oz cherryhead, has an outdoor enclosure that he visits several
hours a week when I am home and weather permitting. We live in So.FL so our afternoons
at this time of the year can be in the uppers 70's low 80's at times.
Every morning I turn on Sheldon's lights at...
I have a few questions about head scales. The pic is Sheldon, our 2 oz. Cherryhead.
Will his head change over time to have scales like his legs ? There are small scales
around his eyes. Also is the cherryhead bulbous nose.. Is that upside V shape scale
where his nose is ? I see so...
I was just wondering what quirks your torts have .....
Since I have only had Sheldon 5 weeks now, I have noticed that he eats better
when his food is not mixed together, kept in seperate piles where he eats.
I suppose they are seperate individuals just like people, and I know I
First met me ask, Sheldon loves to drink water. Is that a redfoot trait or something ?
Even when I mist his food he will drink from the tiny puddles before he eats.
He also drinks a couple of times when I soak him every night & also from his water
dish. There is no way he will ever be...
I am building a playpen for Sheldon which I intend to use for about 3 yrs while
he is still a young tort. This way he has a place to hang out when I'm outside doing yardwork. We live in S.Fl and he is a cherryhead redfoot. I am using a 4ft x 3ft dog
crate on a large table. We had the dog crate...
Just noticed this am some kind of mold or mildew on the front corners of Sheldons log. I immediately took it out and took out the Zoomed forest floor underneath in that corner. Leveled out the rest and gave him a coffee cup for a temporary hide. I did not see or smell anything unusual with the...
Got a few questions - if you have an outdoor enclosure and you keep live plants inside that
are non-toxic, you are therefore giving the tort the opportunity to graze.
In that situation, when you provide other food and its not completely gone or not eaten, do you look
for missing leaves...
Before I turn into Betty Crocker and start cooking alot of food for
today, I wanted to ask -
I am planning on putting aside a piece of plain cook sweet potato for my Seldon
to sample with his spring mix. A need food for him to try !
Also, I have heard he is around 4 months old...
I was weighing the choice between outdoor enclosure at ground level versus outdoor tort table.
Does anyone feel that the tort is more scared or timid when you approach looking like
a giant walking up to a ground level enclosure, compared to a table approach ?
Just wondering if anyone had...