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  1. Otis-RussianTort

    Enclosure Upgrade for Otis!!

    I know size could be bigger, but I am really proud of myself for the changes I have made in the last week for Otis! 🥰 larger enclosure, deeper substrate, hide on the cool side, new light fixture with reptisun 10.0 bulb, and soaking pellets before serving with greens. Basking temp is 100-102...
  2. Y

    Thank you everyone!! New leopard tort enclosure :) any tips are still welcome!

  3. PiL71

    Entire enclosure overhaul

    Hello all! I've been redoing my substrate, when I discovered heavy water damage (presumably from the moist coco coir and general humidity of the air) on the bottom. My enclosure is a unique one, (pics can be found on my profile, I believe) but I'd like to keep this idealogy and apply it to my...
  4. B

    Newbie tort owner!

    Hello everyone! So, as I can see domesticated tortoise care has an assortment of opinions on how it should be done via google and YouTube. This makes it very troubling for me and I was hoping I can get advice from some experienced tortoise owners about my current enclosure I have set up for my...
  5. Winston's mom

    Help! I bought my tortoise a new tortoise table and he's not happy!

    Hi all, I adopted my 4 year old Russian tortoise from a couple last week, who had him in a small vivarium/ tank that was about 2 feet x 1 foot with beech wood chips as a substrate. We've bought him a tortoise table from Reptile Centre which is 90 x 45 x 21.5 cm (roughly 3 foot x 2 foot). I...
  6. L

    Progress on new enclosure, almost there!

    Substrate and carpet down, heating/lighting, and tortoise to go! I've spent the last week planning, ordering, and putting together supplies for my tortoise's new table. It's starting to come together and I'm just waiting on the new lights to arrive, as well as the paint fumes from my new place...
  7. L

    New member, tortoise dad for two years

    I've been the proud owner of a red eared slider since I was nine years old, and when I was fifteen I spontaneously became the owner of a russian tortoise! It's been a little over two years since then, and it's kind of a funny story as to how I came to meet the little guy. I was alone one...
  8. Torta21

    (New Owner) Help, is this set up good for my baby Sulcata baby!

    His enclosure is fry wood and the dimensions are 38inch (L) x 24inch (W). His temperature is always around 80+ and his humidity in his closed chamber is usually around 70-80%, I use coconut coir mixed with Orchard bark. I live in SoCal, around the inland empire valley so it’s usually not lower...
  9. Aequor

    Help with feeding

    I have recently got a small leopard tortoise, she is I think about 6 months-1 year old based on her size. It's been five days since she was purchased, but she hasn't eaten, we gave her types of organic greens. She's only been drinking, which made her go from 157 to 173 grams as of today. I was...
  10. S

    New eastern box turtle mom - possible respiratory infection, HELP!

    Hi everyone! I recently adopted an eastern box turtle, Sammy, from a family member. He has been much less energetic than usual the past few days and I think (but am not sure) that his breathing may have changed. I'm not sure if I need to be concerned about a possible respiratory infection or...
  11. C

    New baby Sulcata.

    I have a couple of questions. I recently acquired a three month old sully from one of my old coworkers. I bought a new enclosure, (will attach photos) (also I lined the bottom with a yoga mat to help keep from water seepage) but I did b know what kind soil to use. I bought a thing of Scott’s...
  12. natalienbk

    Help please (Not eating)

    Hi new here :) I have a baby russian tortoise, iv had her for 3 days and she is not eating and burying herself and sleeping all day on cooler side, does this mean she is to hot or cold? read lots of conflicting things :( please help her hot side is 85 fahrenheit witch is what the pet shop told...
  13. RobynandLeo

    New Baby leopard- lethargic and one eye closed

    I have had my baby leopard for about 3 weeks now and up until the last few days he has been fine. Eating and very lively (as well as going to the toilet in his water every few days). But yesterday he was very lethargic, sleepy and spent most of the day with one eye closed. I’m worried there’s...
  14. TurtwigsMom

    Outside enclosure help

    Hello! I have a 5 year old Sulcata who recently moved into his new outside enclosure. He's been inside since we brought him home and I'm wondering if anyone has some helpful tips for when the weather turns. He's currently in a 15X15 pen that has a 2ft tall stone wall. We placed the pen on a...
  15. churlishcurls

    New-ish Caretaker, Bath Schedule?

    I've recently taken over as the primary caregiver for my family's Russian, 007. She's lived with my mom for the past ten years, so it's a pretty big adjustment for all parties involved. She's a sweetheart and I aim to spoil her rotten! One thing I'm struggling with is establishing a decent...
  16. T

    Hello from Houston

    hey there! I’m a soon to be new mom to a baby Jordanian Greek tortoise! He/she will be here tomorrow. Here’s my set up and the details, let me know what y’all think and any improvements I could make. 4x2x12 2-3inches of 50/50 playsand and top soil Hide with moist spagum moss (spelling there...
  17. TinkFoxclaw

    Please help! My tortoise isn’t eating.

    Hi can somebody out there please give me some much needed help and advice. I have had my tortoise for about 6 months from a family member. I have been told he is a Russian tortoise so I have been researching all about Russian tortoises. When I was given him he was in a tiny little Vivarium with...
  18. DigBeatz

    Red Foot named Quaid

    Our son has been asking for months for a Tortoise and we decided to go with the Red Foot due to its size and friendliness, curiousity, and also the interesting habitat you can build for these guys. I used to be heavily into freshwater aquariums and underwater plants, so I do have some...
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