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8 month old Sulcata slowing down on eating

Discussion in 'Tortoise Diet and Food' started by georigan, Nov 7, 2018.

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    Hi,
    I have a beautiful 8 month old sulcata who has recently slowed down eating this week. I was wondering could it be the colder temperatures causing this? We live in Texas so it doesn't get all that cold. Also, any suggestions on heating sources. I've been investigating but they're beginning to look the same. She's in a plastic utility tub that's about 4 feet long. I have a heat lamp on one side & a sun light bulb on the other. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am enjoying her so much.
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    Hello and welcome.

    An open tub will be impossible to maintain the correct conditions in. Give these a read:
    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/beginner-mistakes.45180/
    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/how-to-raise-a-healthy-sulcata-or-leopard-version-2-0.79895/
    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/for-those-who-have-a-young-sulcata.76744/
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