Hi all, I posted a couple more advanced questions I guess before I formally introduced myself so I figured I would take the time to do so.
I'm 33 and live in Missouri. I've always been fascinated with reptiles but have discovered recently I'm very passionate about tortoises in particular. After a lot of research I bought a eastern Hermann last year for my 2 boys as a family pet. He recently got upgraded to the Nintendo switch color enclouse as he stays in their room. After what I felt was a successful year of raising them and completely falling in love with the little one I decided to dive in and get some breeds that I've always had my eyes on. Cherryhead, egyptian, and radiated.
I plan on upgrading all of these guys to t5 ho bulbs soon but if anyone has any advice on my enclosures I'm more than happy to hear criticism.
I've mentioned this in my other threads but my long term goal as a keeper is to breed the egyptian and radiated in the name of conservation. I wanted to raise hatchlings first to ensure I can give them the proper care and husbandry these amazing creatures deserve before I did anything else. I was fortunate enough to get the radiated as a gift from an amazing breeder that happens to be on these forums but I won't shout them out so they don't get a bunch of people asking for hand outs. That being said there doesn't seem to be many breeders in Missouri and I enjoy networking and getting advice from people close to me so if you know any in my area feel free to tag them if you want.
Also just wanted to say thanks to the people running these forums as I've found more helpful information here than anywhere else.