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  1. Ivankathetort

    Two story enclosure?

    I have a Russian tortoise who is about 4 inches and I am thinking about building her a new enclosure. I was thinking about doing a kiddie pool enclosure, but I was also wondering if I could do a two story. I know the enclosure are supposed to be 4x8 feet, but would it be all right to have a...
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    Is this shell okay?

    Is this shell okay? Is there anything I should do for it?
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    Can I use regular mulch?

    3 months ago I got a Russian tortoise named Ivanka. I am planning on getting her a bigger enclosure. I have been using cypress mulch from the pet store, but with a bigger enclosure I thought it would be hard to keep using that. Can I just use regular coarse mulch that you would use for...
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    How long should I keep my tortoise outside?

    My Russian tortoise Ivanka has an indoor enclosure, but it is small for a tortoise. We have a big porch with a gate on the front, and we put some boards on the gate so she can not get out. She had shade and sun, and I put out a plant saucer as a water bowl. Ivanka is about 5 years old. I have...
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    Unhappy Russian Tortoise?

    About two weeks ago, my Russian tortoise started seeming very unhappy. She spends almost all day under her log. When I do take her outside, she moves slowly. Also, I have only had Ivanka for about two months, but before this started she would let me approach her and touch her head. Now she puts...
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    Fruity Vitamin Pellets

    About 2 months ago I got a Russian tortoise named Ivanka. The pet store told us that we need to feed her 2-3 of the fruity vitamin pellets every day. I have tried to make them stick to the lettuce, but it doesn’t usually work. Even if it does stick, Ivanka will usually eat around it until she...
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    How to hold my Russian tortoise?

    I am 12 years old and I recently got a Russian tortoise named Ivanka. I have a food bowl for her that I put food in but she loves to sit in it, so I always have to lift her out. I also carry her outside to walk around and to the tub to soak in. Sometimes I also hold her and rub her neck, because...