Is my tortoise bored?

Erenintx

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So I just got my dude, Noodle, in December and I am afraid that he is bored. He has a lot of stuff to hide under. He likes to make burrows. He likes to eat. Sometimes I see him climbing over his hide. He shows no interest in the little pebbles and balls that I put in there but he sleeps a LOT. When I pick him up and touch his shell to soak him, he just hides from me sometimes. So, I don't want to have him out of his cage too much because I don't want to scare him.

I've honestly been thinking about rehoming him recently because I have been thinking that I am not the best parent for him. He is my first, and only, reptile. I know reptiles don't show boredom the way that mammals do, but he seems to sleep all day long. I also know that leopard torts are solitary. Am I over thinking this?

Any suggestions?


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wellington

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Hatchlings sleep a lot. They don't play with balls and stuff. They sleep eat maybe roam and sleep again and repeat maybe a couple times a day.
Give us more info like temps, all over, basking and night temps, humidity, diet, type of lighting and heating your using.
How often do you soak?
 

wellington

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I can already tell is too dry, not enough humidity and it's not a closed chamber like it should be
Read the caresheets in the leopard section and make changes and answer the questions I asked.
 
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