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He currently has this thing for a hide out..

he latest had this when he was given to me!
So maybe I can just tape this one and his other one also so it’s dark and call it a day...he probably won’t need anything else then that!!
 

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What do you guys recommend me do to make the hole needed for coco’s hide?

How did you guys do it?
I used a dremel to cut mine. My hands aren't strong enough to cut it with a scissors, and I don't know if scissors will do the job anyway.
If you can avoid cutting a finger off 😳😵🤬, you could try a razor blade. Or maybe some kind of garden shears?
Maybe someone else will tell how they did it.
 

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What if I don’t have any of these things? 😫😫

you think Home Depot may do me the favor and do it for me??
 

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I like the low black one.

I don't think HD will cut it for you, but you can ask.
Interesting...that’s the first haha

I guess because the whole idea is for him to dig himself in!!

Hey @Tom do you recommend me having two different ones or just one? He has this green one that he’s been going in and out from but it’s not darkened so...should I use Duct tape or is there a better method you recommend?
 

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Interesting...that’s the first haha

I guess because the whole idea is for him to dig himself in!!

Hey @Tom do you recommend me having two different ones or just one? He has this green one that he’s been going in and out from but it’s not darkened so...should I use Duct tape or is there a better method you recommend?
You can use more than one hide. I'd leave the green one as is if he likes it.
 

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You can use more than one hide. I'd leave the green one as is if he likes it.
Ok! Just need to figure out how to make the hole! It may be easier yo make one with the higher one!! It’s from dollar tree! The darker one is from Walmart!!
 

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He’s loving his greens!
I have cut down a bit!
The first two days I have him a bit more than usual! Now I’m only giving him pieces of leaves! Of only two kinds! He’s only leaving a little bit now!
Dont want to over feed him!
Do you guys feed baby’s everyday?
When do
You guys only give them food 5 days a week? Is that even a thing for older torts?
 

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He’s loving his greens!
I have cut down a bit!
The first two days I have him a bit more than usual! Now I’m only giving him pieces of leaves! Of only two kinds! He’s only leaving a little bit now!
Dont want to over feed him!
Do you guys feed baby’s everyday?
When do
You guys only give them food 5 days a week? Is that even a thing for older torts?
Stop reading stuff from other tortoise sites. That info is old and wrong. You can not over feed your tortoise. They are grazers and should be able to graze at will all day. This goes for all ages and all species.

Refer back to the care sheet I linked for you for what to feed them.
 

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Stop reading stuff from other tortoise sites. That info is old and wrong. You can not over feed your tortoise. They are grazers and should be able to graze at will all day. This goes for all ages and all species.

Refer back to the care sheet I linked for you for what to feed them.
Yes, I have certain things for him from that sheet!
I’ll go back and read it..I might of missed something!
 

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@Tom
I read through it!
So it’s my understanding since I don’t have a UV light...once it’s in the 80s again I can take coco out for some sun for a lithe bit “with shade access” correct?
 
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