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Jack @ Trinas first Sulcata Tortoise

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Action, Aug 15, 2019.

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    Enclosure 6-13-19.jpg We are hoping to name it this weekend.....
    This is the start 6-13-19
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    8-2-19 Picked up from markw84.....Very happy with my choice from who to buy. My scale was kind of acting up but was flashing 50-55 g Born 6-16-19
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    8-14-19 eating .....new scale. 63g
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    Very cute! What a great array of edibles! Be sure too though that any plants planted in the enclosure are also safe for tortoise consumption. I am not great at plant identification so am not sure what you have growing. Very nice looking enclosure!
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    Thanks plants are good to eat.....and it sure eats them.....lol
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    What a cutie! Good luck man
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    Looking forward to seeing him grow and get a name lol
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    Oh great! Also, maybe something you could further research on this site is substrate types. I believe there is a forum about it saved. I have read that pine bark can be irritating to the eyes, something to do with the pine oils i believe. I have not used it but use cypress mulch instead which i have read is better than cedar.
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    The enclosure is planted with
    Ajuga.....grows really well and likes to nibble on it.
    Heartleaf iceplant......Grows great.. pretty much leaves it alone.
    Some kind of ive i got from @Markw84 when i got tortoise from him......Eats the heck out of it but grows really good.
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    I use cypress for all my reptiles.. holds humidity well And never had a prob
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    Yes it is on fir bark (Orchid bark)
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    Orchid bark wrks great also
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    Took some work but humidity is holding between 85-95 and temps are good but do creep up into the low 90's late in the day.....It also gets some day time sun every day.
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    Its ok to creep to 90’s here and there.. its hot in africa lol as long as hes hydrated
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    Having a really good time learning about sulcata tortoise.
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    Thanks for sharing! Your posts help is all. Congratulations on your cutie!
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    Keep em coming man! Congrats
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    Every little bit helps us all, not just mine but everyone's info.. I have learned so much here so if I can share just a little i am happy.
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