Hello, again, everyone and merry Christmas.
I Do not think George has enough weight to successfully hibernate, so I have increased the lights on time in an attempt to stop it, but he won’t stop trying to hibernate.
He keeps burying himself for days at a time.
He eats fairly well when he’s...
Anybody have any other ideas, especially for fire ant?
Not having much effect with borax, and diatomaceous earth is not very effective when you live in one of the raniest cities in the continental USA.
Had George out for a bit of sun today, and was trying to watch from about 4 feet away, to...
Thanks. I think of the two, strawberries are healthier.
I had been giving thrive brand box turtle pellets, with some water turtle food on occasion for extra prooen, and once a week a bit of egg yolk for extra vitamin a and d3.
I tried adding reptivite to his pellets, and he refused them the...
That's probably why he literally trampled through the salad I brought him to get to a snail, lol.
For anyone else keeping box trtles, what is one of thier favorite veggies or greens?
The only thing I have been able to get him to eat is rehydrated zoomed reptile veggie mix, and a few bites of...
On further research, the relative lower toxicity of fipronil appears to be limited to mammals only, with it being pretty toxic to all amphibians, fish and reptiles, and moderately to highly toxic to birds, depending on species.
On indoxacarb I found no info on reptile toxicity, so I will play...
Did, none were visible then.
Saw most of them from grass movement, my grass grows crazy fast.
So, ignoring his provide hiding places and burying himself in the substrate sounds about right then.
You mentioned keeping records of his length and Weight.
While I don't have a scale that...
Not sure how applicable it is to Greek tortoises, but in searching for ways to prevent problems with my box turtle, it was stated on this website that respiratory infections are often secondary to vitamin A deficiency.
Hello, and welcome to the forums, Juniper.
I may be mistaken, but from what I have been reading flaky skin can be a symptom of either vitamin a/beta carotene defeciency, or humidity being too low.
Is it dry where you live?
Edit: Location is Las Vegas, right. Is that a desert tortoise?
No, but I think he needs to ask for some help from his parents, like get them to come on here and read the care guide, etc.
Because frankly, I think he might be in a bit over his head if he is being expected to care for it long term on his own.
Just a brief glance at redfoot tells me they...
Not sure if h e forgot about his first turtle or not, but on the first page, he did mention briefly having a redfoot from St Bartholemey, and there IS a large population of introduced
Not an expert by any means, but I think the odds of a blockage depends on the size of your tort relative to the crayon piece.
What foods are good natural laxatives for torts?
Edit: have you been able to find any marks on his face? I would think it would have left some if he bit it.