I want to widen my tortoises diet and i have a bunch of stuff that grows in my garden but have no clue as to what they are and if they're safe.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Xx
P.s, i live in the UK and i own a Russian
#3 (the purple flowers). Is the wheat looking...
Up until 2 weeks ago he was on the tortoise terrain from pets at home that you told me to switch out. He's now on orchid bark.
Basking temp is 32°C. Warm side is 30°C and cool side is around 26°C. The night temp rarely falls under 20°C.
His food plate is slate (which i recently just got). For...
I just wanted to ask if you have ever had these markings on your tortoise before. Mines a growing Russian and has got cream like spots on his shell, however it's mainly around the growth ring. I know he does not have shell rot as his plastron is looking well.
Many thanks xx
Thank you for clarifying that. I think I'm good in all areas and my house never drops below 18°C at night.
I did have another question though. I see many basking bulbs not run through a thermostat e.g. On/off thermostat. Do you not have to have one of these once you use a thermometer and...
Don't worry, he has a light and a spare basking bulb. Xx
I do bring him outside if it is warm enough too. Under his heat lamp it is 33°C so..98F.. i think (i dont work with Fahrenheit).
He excretes well and often so i know he's warm enough.
Thank you for your reply. Before i had him (and the first year i had him), his enclosure was really dry. I wasn't aware that they needed, or liked humidity. I am now keeping him in a enclosure which is nice and humid, with a humid hide.
I soak him every other day.
I do have a MVB but i switched...
It was pointed out to me last week that my tortoise has some pyrimading going on. I just wanted to ask if the pyrimading looks bad?
P.s one of the pictures (with the soil) was an older picture i took before changing his substrate to orchid bark. Xx
Thank you for your reply😁. I actually looked around and found this website. I think they deliver to my address but I'm glad to see someone using their enclosures. It gives me reassurance that these are good vivs. Thank you.
I hope everything goes well with your Tort. Xx
Thank you for reply. I won't let him skip meals. I think i was worried because i read somewhere that you want to aim for 2-3g of weight gain per week so i thought i was overfeeding him. When he finishes his food i do give him more throughout the day and buy time he has gone to sleep, there is...
Its nice to meet you, I also have a Russian. His name is Toto.
I'm not a professional and as much as I'd like to give you advice, I'm 100% not qualified to do that.. I'm new too so I'm still learning about proper care myself.
However, Tom did give excellent advice.
I just wanted to...
Hello everyone, I hope you are all well.
Happy to say that Toto has been growing well. He is now 104g! I think he gained weight a bit too quickly from last week (5g) so i think I'll try going a day or too without feeding him, or maybe giving him a little less food. Sometimes i...
Thank you so much. Yes he loves climbing on his hides. When i go out for long periods of time, i do remove the log one as it is quite high. The other one he does climb, but he knows how to get down. I have a camera now so I'm constantly monitoring him. He prefers to sleep in the bendy stick hide...
Thank you😁. Toto is really getting spoiled..
I was going to get coco coir but i could never work out how many liters one block was..so i went with the bark. I think it was a much better option because my tort would sit in the bowl, then walk around and then sit in it again. It was filthy😂 and he...