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Cactus for Box Turtles

Discussion in 'American box turtles' started by howardjoseph, Sep 21, 2018.

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  1. howardjoseph

    howardjoseph New Member

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    Can box turtles eat Burbank Spineless Cactus? Do I need to dice it up? Also, how do you regulate humidity for indoor box turtles? Of course temperature can easily be adjusted? Thanks for your response. Howard
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    Hi Howard! Welcome to the forum! Opuntia ficus-indica 'Burbank Spineless' cactus should be fine to feed box turtles, but to be on the safe side, remove any traces of spines (or the places where they would normally grow). Then cut it into reasonably small pieces for the box turtle. There are other forum members with much more experience on feeding cactus to box turtles and tortoises, so hopefully they can weigh in on this one.
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    How to regulate humidity in indoor enclosures depends largely on how those enclosures are set up...especially what substrate is being used. What is your set-up like?
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    To hold in humidity cover most of the enclosure. You can use plexiglass or plastic clear shower curtains. Create a homemade greenhouse....
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    You can also make a humid hide box. You can buy a $1-2 plastic shoe box, cut a hole the size of your turtle, and flip it upside down. You’ll need to keep your temperatures controlled to keep your humidity up. I suggest you use coco coir as well
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