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    Mosquitoes bothering my Torts

    Hi everyone.... I have a problem with Mosquitoes.... but not in the water. They are bothering my Torts. They hang around their faces and clearly are annoying. Any suggestions on how I can stop this? Something I can dab on the tort to deter them that is safe? They are in large outdoor enclosures.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    She is still doing ok.... But not moving around as much as she used to. She is eating well. Temps are now [email protected] spot..... 90-95 just near that end. And 80-85 at the other end. Hoping these small adjustments will help her.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    I got rid of the infrared. We have driven the almost 100km each way and found a ceramic heat thing. It is a 100W.... now to just see what temps it will create. Starfire is still eating, so that is good, but I am worried about the temps still. Have also got an extra temp gauge so I can...
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    Tom, hope you are around.... Just wondering... we have been watching Starfire closely and have been amazed at the incredible "bounce back" we have seen. Within minutes of what happened today, Starfire was walking, eating etc. Totally back to normal. Is this because there was 2 of them...
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    That's right.... barely moving around, off the food. But still drinking every time we gave a bath. But the off the food was a slow decrease, not a sudden stop. The other one is doing incredibly well, eating, walking around. It's just amazing.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    I really appreciate the advice..... I hope the adjustments I am making will help the other one. All my other tortoises are doing fine.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    Although I do live in a tropical climate I was very much aware that it was not enough which is why the enclosure has a roof on it so the humidifier doesn't drift off.... it keeps the area at the constant 85%. As it has an auto function. I use it because the house has aircon which keeps the...
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    We live on the island of Borneo so we are already in a tropical environment. I use a humidifier to keep the humidity up.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    We have just cleaned out the entire enclosure....... then mixed up all the stars favourite things.....and ...... OMG..... the bigger one "Starfire" has not stopped eating since!!! Can anyone shed light on this? What she fretting over her sick friend? It is incredible. She is suddenly active...
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    So Sad....... the smaller one just passed away. I tried so many things... but she still didn't make it. I feel so helpless sometimes.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    Tom, These two have been together for years (since the bigger one was almost a year old and the other was about 4 months. I have had them for 8 years now. Should that make a difference? Maturity? The environment has been the same all the time with only one exception which just yesterday we...
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    Day 3 of "Star Watch" - again did the reptaid bath this morning, then into the sun. Both are showing a little movement. But only the bigger one is taking small bites of the food. Still doing everything I can think of.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    Update#2 - We have had some progress in the bigger one today. She has taken a bite of some carrot strips and bokchoy. The smaller one also pooped just a small amount. I call these two small things progress. Hoping tomorrow will be further progress.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    Update#1 - Gave them a reptaid bath just now.... in case it is parasites or worms. Now on newspaper to make sure they did hydrate and drink in the bath.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    I live on the island of Borneo and sadly there are no vets anywhere near here. The nearest vet is almost 200km away. I have managed for years without a vet. It is now xmas morning here and still very little movement. I am really getting worried now. The bigger one has moved a little.... but...
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    We have offered them all their favourite items and they are still not eating. Cleaned the entire enclosure out today and moved everything around and still nothing happening. If they are bored then they are really doing it to spite me.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    They don't have an area to dig. They are not sniffing or even moving around much at all. They just sit near the heat lamp and have shuffled in and out of the heat zone a few times today, but that's it.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    No, I have many other tortoises, but they are always kept separate. None of my others are exhibiting anything but normal behaviour.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    If they are eggbound,wouldn't they be more active? Looking for nesting areas? How could I tell? What do I do? Any tips would be good.
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    Stars Not eating.... :-(

    This is the second one from the top. We thought this was an Indian.
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