Burrowing!

Linds94

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Hello! I just got my cute baby russian tortoise today, he started burrowing which I know is normal but is it normal for them to burrow head first? He dug a little hole halfway under one of his rocks. Is that a normal thing to do or should I move him?
 

Hutsie B

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congratulations on your new baby. Yes that is normal. They dig in with their front feet. babies hide more than adults.
 

ComeNT8kIt

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Hello! I just got my cute baby russian tortoise today, he started burrowing which I know is normal but is it normal for them to burrow head first? He dug a little hole halfway under one of his rocks. Is that a normal thing to do or should I move him?

Nah let him be. He just making his house a home. lol. My Hermann’s has 2 perfectly good hides he’ll use like 90% of the times but every once n again he’ll decide he’d rather dig under his water dish
 

Linds94

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Nah let him be. He just making his house a home. lol. My Hermann’s has 2 perfectly good hides he’ll use like 90% of the times but every once n again he’ll decide he’d rather dig under his water dish
Perfect. Good to know this is a normal thing haha 😊 I didn't want to move him around a ton unless I had to!
 
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