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    Bubbles coming from hatchling’s nose

    I picked up my 7 month old Leopard Tortoise 6 days ago and have him in a closed chamber with 80% humidity and 80 degrees ambient temperature. His substrate is a layer of coconut coir topped with orchid bark. He has a shallow water dish he stomps through regularly, he is eating well. I take him...
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    Who wants to play guess this tortoise’s age...hatchling edition?!? 😀

    Hello everyone. I am so very pleased to introduce my newest...a baby Leopard tortoise. Thanks to information I have learned from you, he is in a closed chamber and I follow the 80 degrees, 80 % humidity recommendations. The previous care giver said he was kept at 40 % humidity. Hopefully he...
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    Custom Build House for Leopard Tortoise

    My fantastic husband has offered to make a custom hide box or house for my 20 year old Leopard tortoise Julia. She has only been with us since Christmas and has been in a temporary wooden hide spot for sleeping. I would love to see some indoor Leopard tortoise set ups for inspiration! Any tips...
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    Best Heating Options

    Julia the Leopard Tortoise is settling in nicely and her new home is coming along. She has a mercury vapour bulb for heat and UVB along with a UVB strip bulb. I am thinking of adding a waterproof, adjustable heat pet mat to her hid box. What do you use to keep proper temperatures in a large...
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    How do I strengthen splayed back legs?

    On Christmas Eve I adopted a 20 year old Leopard Tortoise...Julia ❤️. She was left to roam the house with her previous owners without any heat source or UVB. Luckily they left her to roam in the backyard in the summer. I have 20 years experience with smaller tortoises, however Julia is my first...