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My Russian tortoise

Yvonne G

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Hi Aida, and welcome to the Forum!

Your new little tortoise isn't big enough yet for anyone to be able to know which sex he is.
 

LaLaP

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He/she is awfully cute! Feel free to share pics anytime.
 

Carol S

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Welcome to the Forum. Your Russian Tortoise is adorable.

I noticed that you have hay in the enclosure as a substrate. Hay is very drying, plus you cannot keep it moist because it will mold You can use coconut coir or fine grade orchid bark as your substrate, which you can keep moist. Check it out on the Forum.
 

IamAida

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Welcome to the Forum. Your Russian Tortoise is adorable.

I noticed that you have hay in the enclosure as a substrate. Hay is very drying, plus you cannot keep it moist because it will mold You can use coconut coir or fine grade orchid bark as your substrate, which you can keep moist. Check it out on the Forum.
No I’m not using hay as a substrate, those photos from the first day i got it, it came in that box like a gift :)
 
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