Well I'm a year in to my stewardship with him and he used to eat just about everything put down for him. I miss that.
He has buried himself now for the past five days. Even when I don't see him I leave food out for him. I got my order of horn worms, silk worms and such yesterday. Hopefully...
Yeah, that probably plays a lot into it. I am going to set something up this Sunday to give him some Sunshine time. I also ordered some Hornworms, silkworms and some other goodies to offer him and the other wiggly eating kids as well.
This is my cranky problematic box turtle Cardboard. I adopted him over a year ago and when he first came home he ate ALL THE THINGS. He was eager to try the variety of goodies I put on his plate.
But over time he became increasingly disinterested in all but live food.
Now for the past four...
I sorta figured that he's still adjusting. And it isn't like he hasn't eaten at all since he's been here only skipped last couple days.
I just wanted to check in and make sure. I'm new torty mom so of course over attentive. :)
This is interesting, I wonder that too. I noticed that when Tusya was having his soak the other day he seemed to stretch out and relax more when I started gently wiping his shell with a warm wet paper towel.
Humidity in my home has been around 60 right now 65.% in the enclosure. Only the UV is low the other two lights are higher. the lights are only over the warm end, where he is buried. What is generating the high temps in the house is the 90 degree weather. I will try running the air at a lower...
So info first. Tusya my little adult Russian tortoise has been with me two weeks now after being shipped ala FedEx from ATC (the Arizona tortoise compound). He is in a 6x4 indoor enclosure with basking light temp at 90-100. The area gets medium light in the day and I have two additional 60wat...
My little Tusya arrived Wednesday and has up until today spent most of his time buried. (I attribute that to stress from his trip.)
Today after his hearty breakfast he actually began to bask instead of digging back into the dirt! Yay!
And is still stretched out above ground even now. :)