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  1. AZGirl

    Mopey Desert Tortoise

    Parker woke up April 3. He seemed to be doing okay. Eating, drinking, pooping. I’ve been soaking him each day, almost every day and let him out in yard (completely fenced) for the warmest part of day. He was taking walks and grazing, but today, after eating and soak, He basked, then went to...
  2. AZGirl

    Substrate question.

    Tortoise supply seems to be out of stock of substrates. Was wondering if this one is okay for DT?
  3. AZGirl

    DT Waking up - Activity Delay?

    Parker, my 7 yr old DT woke up after 16 weeks, drank some water, went back to sleeping for abt 3 days. Woke up again, I‘ve started warming him up slowly providing food and water, soaked 2days as it warmed outside. Now it has cooled down again. How long can it take for DT to come up in activity...
  4. AZGirl

    DT - transitioning to hibernation

    Hi All, Parker had his first summer outside this year. He even slept out at night. It is now getting down to abt 50 degrees, 48 last night. So he’s sleeping inside abt a week. how should I make the transition....I bring him in earlier and take out later already. Last year, he just slept in his...
  5. AZGirl

    Help! DT MIA.

    Hello all, I’ve been bringing my DT in at night as nights have been cooling. Take him out in day, soak feed and have enclosed yard. He is always one place when I get him in eve. This eve, can’t find him. Found small hole under fence, not sure if he could fit....anyway it’s dark now, I searched...
  6. AZGirl

    DT just peed milk looking pee!!!

    Parker, my Sonoran Desert Tortoise just peed about 1/4 cup of what looked like milk. Have only caught him peeing that much a cpl times, he was scared. But, it was clear. , I had just finished soaking him abt 15 min and moved him to eat. Came to check and it looked like spilled milk! He was...
  7. AZGirl

    Desert Tortoise Newbie.

    Hi, I inherited Parker 2 summers ago. So he will be getting ready for his 2nd hibernation with me (indoors). This is his first year outside during summer. He is a very very picky eater. Wants to eat only romaine. I can get him to eat some other stuff sometimes. Anyway, I’m worried because his...