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Calling on indian star owners residing in INDIA

Discussion in 'Indian Star and Burmese Star tortoises' started by shanu303, Apr 7, 2013.

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  1. PNM

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    From where you find uvb bulb?
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    Hello..

    I have 2 star tortoise. Male and female for last 6 yrs. How planning to setup outdoor.

    Can I keep them outside.. everyone I have backyard with min 2 hrs of direct sunlight. Just worried for rains and cold nights.
    I live in Pune, Maharashtra.

    Any suggestions or ideas plz
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    @shanu303 Sorry for the tag. But I wanted to ask that is capsicum good for star tortoise? Should I feed him capsicums?
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    Actually, i never fed mine with capsicum.
    They love carrots, methi, coriander, cucumber, tomatoes.. except spinach and cabbage i fed them every green leafy vegetables that we eat.
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    Mine eats alot of veggies but I want to give alot of varieties so that they don't get habit of eating one type of dite. I usually mix alot of vegetables and make a salad for him
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    @Ayushjain101 bhai I had one full spectrum bulb ordered from amazon. It was mentioned as uv A and B bulb. But someone told me later that these are chinese made low graded bulbs those are actually not uv bulbs. A true uv bulb will br more than ₹2000 here in india. Now i have ordered MVB bulb. I hope this one is real bulb.

    Humidity and temperature are really toughest part of keeping tortoise. In open cabinet its really tough to maintain these two.
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    Guys is there someone from North india who wants to adopt a star tortoise. Because of some reasons I am not able to take care of my star. If someone is ready please let me know. You need not pay anything for this. But if you need the ceramic heater and uv bulb then I shall ask some money to compensate the amount I have spent. I have been using ceramic heater for last 2 months. And never used MVB yet. Its still as it was when delivered by amazon.

    If someone interested please let me know.
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    Can anyone post the pics of enclosures of Indian Star Tortoise here? I need to prepare one enclosure for my pair of star tortoises
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    Is anyone active here?
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    Yes
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    I am wondering what the popularity of extruded or pelleted feeds may be for your tortoises in India? Do you have ready/easy access to Mazuri/ZooMed brands from the US or some other brands from Europe, China maybe? Are they crazy expensive?
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    The pelleted feed aren't that famous cause they cost a lot, i get it in a store 15mins from my place, Zoomed one but the size they give, wont be enough for even one day for my 3 torts. Other brands from Europe I'm not aware off but the type is food is normally catered to torts on thier continent. Well about China, its safer to not even consider thier product. Like the zoomed one i saw was more catered to Herman torts instead of stars. They cost so much that with the cost of one bottle i get a week and a half supply of my torts veggies instead.
    Hope that answered ur qs. Tc
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    Thank you overall. I agree regarding animals foods from China.

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    Great. I am from Pune. Anyone from Pune. Can I connect with anyone from Pune. I have got 2 star recently.
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    Hi guys
    My name is punith and iam from kolar,karnataka and i own two star tortoises named lucky and chikky..
    Im attaching the pics of my stars.

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    Hi Punith, and welcome to the Forum!

    Your tortoises are beautiful!
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    Thank you for your valuable information.
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    Can i feed my star mulberry leaves?
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    Hey guys,
    Very happy to find this forum and this thread.
    I have two stars and im from kolar,karnataka.
    Here the climate is around 27°C -- 32°C..
    And i have my stars in my terrace which gets good amout of sunlight.
    They have hiding spots too and there's a substrate of sand and mud mixture for 5*8 feet area and the remaining is of concrete..
    I have put some ragi and coriander in the mud..
    They move around freely on the concrete and on mud...
    I dont use uvb lights
    Is it ok??
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    Im attaching the pics of my stars..
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    This is chikky, weighing 1450gms
    Its very active.
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    This is lucky..
    She's elder than chikky.
    She weighs around 1800gms.
    She's very shy.
    She hides and doesnt come out most of the day.
    But in the morning and evening times She comes out and will b moving here n there for food.


    Both are female and i want to know when to know tht my lucky is matured and ready to lay eggs.


    If mating doesnt occur also i have read tht she will lay unfertilized eggs, is it true??

    Can any of the star owners have male star tortoise nearby to kolar for mating for my lucky..








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