In response to cdmay:
I will do my best to compile things that have worked for raising redfoots in Northeast North America, but it will rely heavily on the ideas, methods, and experiences of others. Furthermore, I will admit what I don’t know and what is anecdotal. This should be stark contrast to the currently written sheet for this reason alone. Humility and reverence for others success is more valuable to me than convicted, narrow-minded opinion that feeds ego and fails logic.
Many of these publications I linked on in the previous thread where this all began.
You will get to consider all these new caresheets .
Way back at the beginning of this thread I told anyone who would listen, if you don't like our care sheet write your own and I'll sticky it so people can choose. Just because it didn't have your personal name on it doesn't mean it wasn't intended for you or anyone else reading the post. In fact, without looking back ( too lazy) I believe I made that comment directly after one of your posts.Further, this is well beyond my comfort level as I was never asked to do so via a moderator, nor was i seeking such a responsibility. No objection to anyone contesting my creation of a care sheet and I’m fully willing to concede to someone else.
Further, this is well beyond my comfort level as I was never asked to do so via a moderator, nor was i seeking such a responsibility. No objection to anyone contesting my creation of a care sheet and I’m fully willing to concede to someone else.
there are obviously some very intelligent folks on this forum , actually lots of them . personally if I read someone dismiss sunlights importance to turtles and tortoises , i'm pretty much done with any advice they may have , unless they can bring some factual info I've not seen …………. I've yet to see any of these animals that do not do better outside in a proper climate , most do better outside in a marginally acceptable climate ….. the only difference being natural light cycles and sunlight . we try to reproduce optimal temps , diets , and humidity , yet someone can actually thinks light is not as important ? I also believe the ebb and flow of daylight is important to reptiles psychologically and physiologically ……… folks say if you see a turtle on the road to put him off to the side he was headed , cause if you don't they'll just cross again , I believe the reasoning is probably because they can detect electromagnetic fields , I think ultraviolet is electromagnetic radiation ? manmade electromagnetic radiation is known to disrupt bird migration , so animals can obviously sense UV , I believe some can see it ……..
You know something Redstrike—-and NERD....You may not believe that this is coming from me, but NERDs Care Sheet does have some good ideas. His recommendations about daily feeding and the variation in diet are pretty darn good. As I pointed out in the critique, I disagree about the amounts of food he recommends and why he feels that food should be removed after one sitting. I also completely disagree about his thoughts when it comes to lighting, but then his ideas about humid hides, the concept of NOT putting a burning heat lamp or light right over small tortoises are quite sound.
My idea would be to use NERD’s Care Sheet as a template, but correct much of the science that he injects into why he does what he does.
The Care Sheet as it currently stands needs some heavy editing and cleaning up as I think I made pretty clear. But if the baloney and erroneous scientific claims were removed it could be a very useful item.
This would of course require that Mr. Kilgore approve any corrections, editing...and the occasional slap upside his head.
I don’t know, maybe I’m crazy for even suggesting it.
What do you think?