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  1. TotoTheTortoise

    Are these edible?

    Ahhh thank you so much. I have a ton of the geranium and buttercups so I'm glad to know he can eat these. I'm always looking forward to varying his diet😁 xx
  2. TotoTheTortoise

    Are these edible?

    Hi all. 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 #1 #2 #3 (the purple flowers). Is the wheat looking...
  3. TotoTheTortoise

    Please help- possible fungus?

    Sounds like a good idea, thank you😁
  4. TotoTheTortoise

    Please help- possible fungus?

    no problem, will do. Xx When i get his new vivarium, how can i fit the basking bulb to make sure it is at the right hight for the temperature? Do i need to get a dimming thermostat?
  5. TotoTheTortoise

    Please help- possible fungus?

    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...
  6. TotoTheTortoise

    Please help- possible fungus?

    Hi everyone, 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
  7. TotoTheTortoise

    New cream like markings?

    Thank you xx
  8. TotoTheTortoise

    New cream like markings?

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to ask if anyone else has come across markings like these on their tortoise. Is it an infection or new growth? Many thanks, Toto xx
  9. TotoTheTortoise

    Is this Pyrimading bad?

    Ahhh, i see, thank you for clearing that up. Sorry i sound like a such newbie 😅. I just thought they blow alot if they get too hot. Xx
  10. TotoTheTortoise

    Is this Pyrimading bad?

    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...
  11. TotoTheTortoise

    Is this Pyrimading bad?

    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.
  12. TotoTheTortoise

    Is this Pyrimading bad?

    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...
  13. TotoTheTortoise

    Is this Pyrimading bad?

    Hi there, 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
  14. TotoTheTortoise

    Cool Down Vivarium in Hot Weather?

    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
  15. TotoTheTortoise

    Darker patches on Russian tortoise?

    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...
  16. TotoTheTortoise

    Cool Down Vivarium in Hot Weather?

    Hi there, 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...
  17. TotoTheTortoise

    Darker patches on Russian tortoise?

    [Update timee~] 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...
  18. TotoTheTortoise

    Darker patches on Russian tortoise?

    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...
  19. TotoTheTortoise

    Darker patches on Russian tortoise?

    Definetly would recommend. It gives you peace of mind if you have to go out for a few hours. I have the YI home 1080p camera. Next on my list is a socket timer. Xx
  20. TotoTheTortoise

    Darker patches on Russian tortoise?

    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...
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