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.
Hey all, My 2 adult indian stars are off their food.
I keep them in 85degrees-70degrees. The humidity is 85%
I feed them leafy greens, with occasional carrot strips or banana.
They are bathed every day for 15 minutes.
But one week ago we noticed a decrease in food consumption.... now today...
Ok, So I have this little Leopard (yes another rescue) --- she was rescued over a year ago..... I knew when I got her that something just wasn't right with her - but as she was acting normal, eating, etc I just kept making sure she was well kept. BUT she has not grown AT ALL!
Now this week...
Hi there.... some may know me for all the tortoises and turtles I keep....BUT I just got given a baby (90 day old) ball python. She is 30cm long and has eaten 4 times, shed once.
She is from a reputable breeder who is offering guidance and advice, but I like to know EVERYTHING about the...
I have done a lot of reading in the threads and can see that the watery eyes my yellowfoot has is because of deyhydration and not enough humidity.
What i didn't read was a clear specification of the temps my yellowfoots enclosure should be at. I have just altered the environment so that...
Well, after a number of queries I figured I would share some pics to show my collection (hehehe - obsession) that is slowly taking over my house.
There are lots more scattered everywhere - in the house there are 1174 pieces, plus more on my desk at work and in my car.
I went to my local vegie market and after years of wondering, decided to take the camera and get pics of the "green stuff"..... so if you know any of these please let me know if they are safe for my torts...
They are all eaten by people here so I know they are not toxic, but are they safe for...
I've just got a baby elongated.... and she/he loves to sit in the water. Is this normal? How long should I let her/him sit?
Ate during transport, but hasn't eaten since putting into the new habitat.... could this just be settling in time?
Any advice please?
Yes, I did it..... I got a new sulcata..
Meet "Digger".... very active, the only one in the group 'digging' while we were watching.... very friendly and happy to be handled. Has already had a great soaking and has a hardy appetite.
Age according to the seller: 7 months old.
Oh my gosh.......... It took me almost 12 months to find my first sulcata, so I thought it would take me forever to find another.
BUT.... I have just found out I could get one by the end of this coming week..... I am just not sure I should so soon after losing my beautiful girl.
Well, I thought it might be nice to introduce the other torts in my family.
I have been keeping torts for many years (and turtles for more than 30 years), but so far had only posted about Dixie as I was new to the Sulcata world.
So here are the members of our extended family:
First we have...
Dixie was so very special to me....and I am completely devastated by the loss.
But to help my daughters and I, we wanted to do a thread to share the memories of her.
When we first got her.
His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei admiring and discussing the tortoises.
Hey everyone.....well this new vet is brilliant. I was so relieved to see he was western (Irish) and has a great sense of humor... but the best part is he knew what I was bringing and how to treat her.
So he mixed up a concoction of fluids:
> lubricant jelly (saw the label)
Today's update: She still isn't eating, but is doing everything else normal - basking, going to the hide to sleep, trying to get out of the bath when she has had enough, peeing..... ....just NOT eating.
Could she just be "protesting" the surgery and therefore not eating?
I have searched...
Well it's official... the vet is a moron.
Quote from the VET: "Please understand that because she is old, it is hard for her to pass the blockage."
Me: "Um, she is only 6.....and she is a Sulcata which can live for 80 years or more."
So what can I do?
They broke up part of the...
Hi everyone... thanks for the wonderful comments and wishes for Dixie. She did start eating (after 8 days with no food).... and was doing really well.
But today, she is having trouble going to the toilet.... her bum is "open" and she seems constipated.... what can I do?
While in the soak just now I noticed her drink a very large amount of water. I also noticed what seems to be an inflamation on the left side of her neck. But when I touch it, it disappears until she takes a large breathe.
Any ideas. I am starting to get really stressed.[hr]
Dixie, is now 2 kg, and about 4 years old.
This week I changed her enclosure (because she dug a hole through the wooden/vinyl base!)
For the last two days she has been very picky about her food, barely touching it. She just sits under her heat lamp or hides in her hut.
my leopard has a problem with her beak..... she is clicking when she opens and closes her mouth. She isn't eating very well atm. I am trying to encourage eating, but she hasn't eaten much in the past day and a half.
What can I do?????.... she certainly still has plenty of energy for now.