Wow, Ive never seen that one before haha, Mine digs and sleeps at really steep angles sometimes, but thats crazy.
I would definitely watch out for this one because I heard they have a hard time breathing on their backs
I am thinking that his problem was its too warm.
Pistachio is up on the third Floor, the summer time heat warms up the roof makes the room a lot hotter in the summer then the rest of my house.
Last Summer he was fine, but the A/C was already in the window at that point.
I installed my...
For the last 3 months the staple portion of his diet has been kale and collard greens, sprinkled with TNT supplement.
He no longer eats that, or anything else.
Note I know some people have picky Torts, mine is definitely not. From Day 1 he has been a voracious eater, and seems to like...
I'll consider cutting a hole, but I seriously doubt this is the problem. Mostly because if he was deficient in getting the proper UVB I likely would have seen problems earier.
Also I cannot confirm his age. His shell length was about 4- 4 1/2 inches when I got him. If anything he grew about a...
Thanks for the replys, SOrry I should have been more clear about some things.
@JoesMum - No, hes been eating tons of collie greens and kale all along- He slowed down and eventually stopped.
At that point I found out that Collard Greens according to this website...
Hello all. I've had my guy Pistachio for about 8-9 months. And everything has been fine this whole time.
The last 4 days he ate nothing, just a very sudden stop. Normally he eats like a small horse.
This is a Male Tortoise I got from an online breeder.
The breeder said he was only...
Changed out his substrate too soil/coir mix .
Hes come into his habitat a bit, he eats very regularly, poops very regularly, infact he tends to poop twice when I bath him.
He gets baths every day currently, 15 minutes minimum in warm water up to his chin.
He eats two bowls of...
I've purchased a thermogun to more accurately check my temps.
Im switching to a tube style UVB
his heat lamp is a standard 150watt from the pet store, It gets his basking area to about 90 degrees
i'll also get some plexiglass to cover the top to trap some of the humidity and changing his hide...
Thanks so much for the advice guys - so his sleeping all day is normal for a young tort in a new home?
Should I not wake him and out him in his heat spot?
Just leave him be ?
I just don't want him to get too cold
hmm well I feel like I shouldn't bury his food dish . it actually has quite high walls but hes so little I thnik he struggles to climb it, so I buried it a bit to bring the food closer to the floor for him. But I don't want him eating too much of the substrate to prevent impacting.
This is the Tortoise ( Pistachio)
and his enclosure.
I don't think my enclosure is too small I did do a lot of research on this and have seen people keeping adults of this species in plastic bins much smaller then this tank.
He is 3 inches , he fits in the palm of my hand, but here is the set...
Hi all, I am a brand new Tortoise owner !
I just bought a Russian hatchling about 3 inches from a breeder.
he arrived 2 days ago healthy and fit.
His enclosure is a 3 by 2 by 2 aquarium filled about 6 inches with 50/50 coconut coir/ play sand
he has some flat rocks, and a log for hiding /...