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    Can any help? (Edges of shell looks thin)

    Hi. Just mean around the edges of his shell. He just looks dry and thin. I’m new to this so just wanted to see what you guys thought.
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    Can any help? (Edges of shell looks thin)

    Hi, I recently adopted this tortoise. his shell looks really thin at the ends. Any tips?
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    Painting a viv

    Thank you for your help 😊
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    Painting a viv

    It has a shine on it.
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    Painting a viv

    Hi, The viv I was given with my horsefield needs a little TLC. I wanted to paint the outside of it and wondered if anyone had done the same and if they had any recommendations to what paint to use. Thanks
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    Tortoise acting weird

    No nothing from his nose and he was cold. His shell was cold.
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    Tortoise acting weird

    Thank you. It’s a Horsefield tortoise. I only got him on Friday. He’s not 1 year yet.
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    Tortoise acting weird

    Hi everyone, My tortoise has been quiet and I went to check on him and he’s abit cold. The temp is 85f. he’s like bopping his shoulders forwards and back slowly. Like it’s his breathing? And he’s not moving about just in one place. Any ideas?
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    100w

    I was told I also needed a bulb for overnight. The one I was sold is a ceramic heat bulb? But I’ve read online that everything should be off overnight to mimic natural environment. is this true?
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    100w

    I’m so glad I’ve found this forum! Everything inside is what came with the tort, I haven’t changed anything yet as I was worried I would stress him out. The second photo shows close up of the new 100w bulb, replacing the infrared one. I have bought a thermostat but haven’t put it in yet, It’s...
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    100w

    Thank you for your reply. we only got him on Friday. We was told he came with everything and the only thing he came with was an infrared bulb. And a basic viv. Nothing else. I’m so worrying that he’s not getting what he needs. It’s my own fault for assuming the person selling already had the...
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    100w

    Hello, I went to the pet shop yesterday and was advised to use 60w basking bulb. I’ve been researching and a lot use 100w. he’s Horsefield and only young, I believe under 1. I’ve bought a 100w basking bulb instead of the 60w. it’s all so confusing the different watt bulbs and knowing which...
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    New Horsefield, advice and tips please

    Thank you for your reply. I just want to make sure I give him the best care.
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    New Horsefield, advice and tips please

    Hello, I’ve recently acquired a horsefield tortoise.I have been doing some research but it’s not very clear and conflicting. he’s come with a infrared 25w spot bulb. He hasn’t got a thermometer to check the temp, I’m waiting for this to come today. I’m just wondering if you guys recommend this...
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