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Housing setup

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by MunchkinTort, Nov 12, 2016.

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  1. MunchkinTort

    MunchkinTort New Member

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    Hi everyone, just wanna see if theres anything else i can get for my tortoise?
    Hes currently got:

    2 hiding places
    Different levels
    Rocks/stones/sticks
    Water&food (ofc)
    Mixture of topsoil & sand
    Heat & Uv bulbs

    Also, his enclosure is 2 metres by 1 metre.
    Any advice appreciated,
    Thankyou :)

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    Looks pretty good! Maybe change the water bowl, and I don't think sand is good but topsoil is fine.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Humidity. He's pyramided which isn't very common in Russians like it is in others. A humid hide would work for his size.
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    Slight pyramiding. These pics don't look as bad as the first pics. He would still benefit from some humidity, 30-50%
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    I would also remove any edible sized rocks.
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    Thank you everyone ☺️
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    It looks a bit bare. Can you add some plants - either artificial or real? I like to leave the plants in the pots (small plants/pots so they don't take up much room) and dig the pots down into the substrate. This gives the tortoise visual barriers and more hiding places.
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