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  1. Herman_WA

    Tortoise burrowing and sleeping all day

    Sorry I should have mentioned it is only pretty dark at night, it is nice and light in the day time. Before he moved rooms it was completely dark in his enclosure at night.
  2. Herman_WA

    Tortoise burrowing and sleeping all day

    He is outside right now, and I just noticed some bubbles/foam in the front corner of both eyes. I literally just noticed this. Do you think this could be because of the light too?
  3. Herman_WA

    Tortoise burrowing and sleeping all day

    Also, there is another light on in the room that he is in that we can't turn off. He still has lots of darkness in his enclosure and a hide that he never uses though. Could this be an issue too? I will look into another light.
  4. Herman_WA

    Tortoise burrowing and sleeping all day

    He has used the same light ever since I got him, (a year ago) and this behavior is new. Why would it just start affecting him now? Thank you.
  5. Herman_WA

    Tortoise burrowing and sleeping all day

    The UV bulb is 12in from the ground of the enclosure. I will look into the other types of UV bulbs you mentioned. Thank you for your help! Here is a pic I found of the bulb I am using. .
  6. Herman_WA

    Tortoise burrowing and sleeping all day

    Sorry, yes, it is a tube bulb. I have used the same bulb since I got him. Do you think it would just now start to hurt his eyes?
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    Tortoise burrowing and sleeping all day

    I think I am using a 10.0 uvb light if that answers your question. Yes I am using a CHE for basking, I can see if we could change that if its a problem. Just curious, how would the bulb affect his behavior? He sits under one a lot, will it hurt him? Thank you very much for your advice.
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    Tortoise burrowing and sleeping all day

    Warm side: 76°F Cool side: 66°F Basking area: 90°F-100°F Overnight low: around 75°F Room temp: 66°F I don't have the box the heat bulbs came in, but it is just a ceramic heat bulb. Not sure the brand. UV light is a ZOOMED UV bulb. Substrate is coco husk by EXO TERRA and mildly damp. Hope this...
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    Tortoise burrowing and sleeping all day

    Hello fellow tortoise owners, My adult Hermanns tortoise burrows and sleeps all day. This started in December of 2020, shortly after we moved his enclosure to a different room and changed the brand of bedding. He has always been very active, but startled at the slightest little thing. (He...
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    Which Species is this?

    Looks like a Greek to me.
  11. Herman_WA

    Comment by 'Herman_WA' in media 'H11.jpeg'

    What is that weed called? Is it edible for all torts?
  12. Herman_WA

    Spring photos!

    So cute! How old are your redfoots? Still waiting to put my tort out, its been chilly lately. Hoping to get him out today!
  13. Herman_WA

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    So sweet!
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    So sweet!
  15. Herman_WA

    Hermann owners!

    I agree with @Krista S this is just way too good of a thread to get lost! Lots of good looking tortoises in here! Keep the cute pics coming!
  16. Herman_WA

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    Very cute! The yellow tort with the black stripes is fake right? Or is it real.?... Either way, its a cute pic!😍
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    Oh.. That is an adorable video! I just can't get over how smooth his shell is!😍 A lot of the other sulcatas shells that I have seen are the opposite of smooth. Keep up the good work! 👏
  18. Herman_WA

    Meet Ezra!

    Welcome to the forum! You have a very cute little tort! (Cute profile picture too!😉)
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