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    Best substrate for russian tortoise?

    How do I know that the topsoil is non toxic? Also, is topsoil good for adult russians?
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    The Best Way To Raise Any Temperate Species Of Tortoise

    Oh sorry, you already said how to clean it! My bad!
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    The Best Way To Raise Any Temperate Species Of Tortoise

    Thank you so much for your tips! Where do you get your cuttle bone, and how do you clean orchid bark?
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    Problems with my Russian tortoise

    Thank you all for your help! I really appreciate it!
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    Problems with my Russian tortoise

    And not trying to be rude or anything, I’m just wondering how is it dangerous for him? I just want to know more so I can help him. 😀
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    Problems with my Russian tortoise

    Ok thank you! He hasn’t been eating the peppers, might know it’s not good for him. I would love a food list!
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    How to make outdoor enclosure

    You said it doesn’t need to be covered, what about birds and coyotes that will want to eat him? Also, how much shade does he need?
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    How to make outdoor enclosure

    That looks awesome! Do I need to get a substrate for mine if the grass if fertilized though?
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    How to make outdoor enclosure

    Oh my goodness so smart!
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    Problems with my Russian tortoise

    Oh yeah oops 😅. I had a brain fart and though that celcius would be colder 😂
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    The Best Way To Raise Any Temperate Species Of Tortoise

    Hello, I am planning to make a outdoor enclosure for my adult Russian tort. I will include the humidity box, orchid substrate, terra cotta saucers, lots of minerals in his diet, but I’m not sure how to clean orchid bark. Do you need to clean it? If not, how do you change it? Do you need to...
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    Problems with my Russian tortoise

    100 degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius? Also, I’ve been trying to give him a more balanced diet (thanks to the thread you linked) like peppers, cilantro, still lettuce. I’m planning to build a large outdoor enclosure for him with a nice shady spot. I’ll feed him whatever I can find that’s good for...
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    Problems with my Russian tortoise

    Ok sounds great! We use fertilizer on our grads though, nothing else, is that bad for him? Also I have plans to make him an outdoor enclosure! He’ll be much happier then. :)
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    How to make outdoor enclosure

    Hey everyone, so I really need to make an outdoor enclosure for my adult Russian tort but I don’t have a clue about what to do, and don’t want him to become food. He will most likely be inside at night, but I want him to be outside a lot during these summer months. Also, if any of you have any...
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    Problems with my Russian tortoise

    What do you recommend for giving him more attention?
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    Problems with my Russian tortoise

    His water dish is accessible, but he normally overturns it quickly.
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    Problems with my Russian tortoise

    Hey, so I’ve had my Russian tort for about 3 years now, I think he’s about 6. Recently he’s had a few problems. First, he eats his wood chips in his cage even when he has lettuce right in front of him. He also eats the carpet sometimes when I let him out. (I don’t think he’s consumed any carpet...
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