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  1. spjr6

    Akadama as a substrate?

    Akadama (赤玉土 akadamatsuchi, red ball earth) is a naturally occurring, granular clay-like mineral used as soil for bonsai trees and other container-grown plants. Has anyone ever used or heard of anyone using it as a tortoise substrate? Thanks.
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    Cement Mixing Tub (Enclosure Ideas)

    Hi. I have my Leopard hatching in a large cement mixing tub that I purchased from Home Depot. I’m wanting to enclose the habitat to better maintain heat & humidity. If anyone is familiar with this type of setup, I’m asking for ideas as to better enclose the tub without having to do extensive...
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    Babcocki vs PP

    Hello all.. I’m fairly new to Leopard torts, and I’ve been doing some research on the two subspecies. I know that there are a few differences between the two (size, behavior, growth rate etc..). But, what is the size difference of a full grown PP to that of Babcocki? Pictures showing the size...
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    Arizona Tortoise Compound!

    I placed an order for a Leopard Tortoise hatchling. I’m very pleased with the customer service! I requested a specific Leopard and without any fuss Mr. Hermes was delighted fulfill my request! The tort come in this morning. He’s doing and looking great! A+!
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    Meet Louie!

    Hey everyone.. I’m new to the site and wanted to introduce myself and my newest Leopard (Louie)!