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  1. SulcataSammy

    I can't stop Laughing...

    I agree, that one was funny. The other one was nightmare material for kids!
  2. SulcataSammy

    I can't stop Laughing...

    Personally the commercial where the tortoise jumps up and grabs onto the guys face I found rather creepy and offensive. I know it’s all in fun, but that was not a very nice portrayal of a tortoise. It just wasn’t nice.
  3. SulcataSammy

    Notification of renewal fee?

    Disregard. Sorry. A little while ago I DID got an email, timed at 10:15 this morning. Something must have held it up getting to me in a timely manner. Go figure!
  4. SulcataSammy

    Notification of renewal fee?

    I love your forum and gladly pay the minimal fee. This morning my bank app notified me of a charge to "paypal-exoticpetne". Could find nothing online and called my bank. Was about to set it as fraud and have to have my credit card reissued...a major pain. They suggested I call PayPal. Between...
  5. SulcataSammy

    My baby snapper stopped eating

    Here is his whole 10gal tank set up. Water about 4" deep. I have seen him sitting on the brick under the plant sunning, and also hiding under the rock shelf. Not sure which light spectrum to use, (link to light attached) so I use the all on spectrum from 8am-4pm, then change to blue until about...
  6. SulcataSammy

    My baby snapper stopped eating

    Update on my little snapper. Its been a month, since my last post. He has woken up, and is very active. He swims around, suns himself on his rock, but still won't touch food. Sometimes I see him watching a guppy or meal worm like he is stalking it, but that's it. He explores and seems very...
  7. SulcataSammy

    My baby snapper stopped eating

    Thanks for your help. it’s been about three or four weeks now. He really goes into deep sleeps. Looks like he’s dead and slow to wake up but when I get him up and rinse him he swims around like normal again. I would think if he was sick, he wouldn’t perk back up like that each time. So I will...
  8. SulcataSammy

    My baby snapper stopped eating

    I have been on this forum for my Sulcata. Only one profile... I've had a snapper before and successfully kept him 20 years, ending up in a appropriately terraced 55gal tank. Great pet. Been gone for years. Recently I was given a baby snapping turtle in June. I have him in a 10gal tank, with a...
  9. SulcataSammy

    Sammy is CHARGING!

    Sammy my 25 pound Sulcata is charging me. He spent all of his 15 years in an enclosure, finally ending up in a fairly large tortoise table, at table height. He is now in his dream home. He is in an insulated enclosure, on the ground, in an area four times bigger than his tortoise table was...
  10. SulcataSammy

    Tortoise Lover Forever...just joined.

    Thanks for checking back. I’ve had a lot of things going on around here, including trying to get a new roof on my house. They’ve been working between cold and precip. I am going to physically have to go to the box stores and garden centers and look at the bags. That’s going to be a Day or two...
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    Tortoise Lover Forever...just joined.

    Just found an interesting article about cedar bedding. http://www.anapsid.org/cedar.html As I continue to read online, it seems like cedar mulch is at the very top of all the DO NOT USE and poisonous charts for use with reptile/pets. I think I will have to check the different box stores and...
  12. SulcataSammy

    Tortoise Lover Forever...just joined.

    In regard to the red/heat light. All I know is it has no affects on my tortoise. I turn it on over a corner in his pen, only at night. For his entire life, he had been going over and sitting right in the middle of the red light/heat area and sleeping. Sometimes he goes in his shelter, sometimes...
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    Tortoise Lover Forever...just joined.

    I have lots of pets, they are my family. If I can’t give them the best life I can I have no business keeping them. I have had every kind of turtle and some tortoises since I was young, for pets. My dream has always been to have a huge tortoise, and Sammy seems to be on the way to fulfilling my...
  14. SulcataSammy

    Tortoise Lover Forever...just joined.

    Excellent idea for the water bowl. I will buy them the same time I buy the Cypress mulch.
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    Tortoise Lover Forever...just joined.

    Mine is in the middle. Any solutions would be appreciated. Seems like this just may be what they do.
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    Tortoise Lover Forever...just joined.

    Thanks everyone. I will be buying a few "frozen" bags of cypress mulch from my local garden center, and let it thaw and warm up in my basement. I guess I will have to let Sammy have some time back in the past, back to his old tortoise table, while I clean and prepare his new substrate. I'll send...
  17. SulcataSammy

    Tortoise Lover Forever...just joined.

    I will await final opinions on the mulch, then proceed with it. Do you think suddenly changing his substrate may cause him any issues? Like maybe eating it? Afraid to walk on it? Thanks I love your tortoise enclosure/room. Kind the direction I am reading, but much smaller and less elaborate...
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    Tortoise Lover Forever...just joined.

    I have looked for the mulch at the local garden center in a big bag, and I would need about 4 or 5 bags. Can I use this (pic attached) or do I need to get something "pet store" graded. Yes, I do get little paper scraps on the floor from time to time off my shoes. Would you suggest I clean out...
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    Tortoise Lover Forever...just joined.

    Let me ask you...if the entire area was swapped out for cypress mulch, would I just add some gradually at first? How messy is it? Is it damp and muddy? If I walked on it, which I intend to be in there with him occasionally, will I leave with a mess on my shoes, carrying into the living room? I...
  20. SulcataSammy

    Tortoise Lover Forever...just joined.

    To answer all the equations. Being that he was in a rather small enclosure for his whole life (15 years), his growth has been slower than if he had had more room as he got bigger. When my vet sees him, he says he is the best looking (shell-health) that he has ever seen. Vet came to the house to...
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