I thought I’d share a pic of my Russian tortoise, Bump. I got her as a hatchling from @biochemnerd808 nearly 4 years ago.
Here she is in her outside enclosure (she spends the night in the adjacent secure Greenhouse). She lives outside nearly year round.
The weeds are from Tortoise Supply and...
You may recall this Ornate female that I adopted from a local rescue organization a couple of months ago. She is in the waterland tub, and I have built up the soil with leaves and topsoil to 6 inchs or more in her favorite spot. It has had a black bulb, 60w trained on it for the entire time...
I was lucky enough to get this Waterland Medium Land tub off of craigslist for $75.
Here it is, set up for an ornate Box turtle (who was a little put out when he slipped off of the log, lol):
I am fostering two female Eastern box turtles for a local Reptile Rescue.
I used to have a box turtle, and am considering adopting them.
I have a medium Waterland land tub that I got off of Craigslist for $75, a lucky find.
I have added a bulkhead drain with a shut off to the water side to...
Our local Reptile Rescue was inundated with Box Turtles and Russian tortoises this fall, so I volunteered to foster two of the Boxies.
Mind you, I come from Russian tortoise land; feisty, weeds only, don't house them together if you can help itâ€¦.
I did own a Box Turtle for at least 15...
I thought I would share my experience with a Russian tortoise hibernating outside in our area this past season.
3 of my female Russians lived outside this past year, spending a good part of winter in an insulated Greenhouse with basking lights. In about December, they stopped eating, but...
Last year my male Russian became very restless in the summer: he paced and would not eat. (See Joesmum's posts). I couldn't tempt him with anything. He had a negative fecal and otherwise looked very healthy (eyes, nose, etc.).
He was in his inside enclosure over the winter, slightly...
Nice picture of Mean Girl who ventured out from her basking lamp in the greenhouse for a snack. 55f, (high will be 60f) and a light rain. Guess she doesn't need a soak!
She is eating a clump of the T lady Med Tortoise seeds, sprouted initially in a flat in the GH and transplanted to the...
They certainly have an incredibly large range in the wild:
Takes a bit of scrolling, but go to this site, and scroll down to 2003 articles and read the abstract:
"Sex divergence in space utilisation in the steppe tortoise...
The torts have migrated to the greenhouse here in the PNW, now that days are in the low 50's, nights low 40's, intermittent rain.
So, since they were not going outside, and temps are dropping into the upper 30's later this week, I put the foam insert into their exit doors.
Here is mean...
Enjoying the mustard/chicory greens from her favorite vantage point:
A visitor by the nasturtium
Two hummingbirds, (one is angry!) on the wire (cell phone pic, sorry);
Well, off for a nibble then bed...
She was adopted last February 2011, living in a small kiddy pool, never outside, diet? lighting?
After last summer outside, and a fair amount outside so far this year as well. She will never be perfect, but her shell is better!
There is a greenhouse, not in pics.
These are pics of the outside area, from left to right.
On the left you can see the exit from the greenhouse
(torts own the floor :rolleyes: )
And finally, 'mean girl' asking to get out the door of the GH, because there is...