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Yvonne G

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G-stars

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This is my baby Burmese star tortoise, Tiddles. He's (I know sex can't be determined yet but I got a sense he's a he :p) one of @G-stars 's babies. Weighed 40g at 3 months just a week before I received him and now he's 5 months old at 57g. View attachment 277982 View attachment 277983

Tiddles looks like he’s doing great, your doing a fantastic job with him. Always glad to see how these littles ones are doing.
 

TortillaandGamera

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BB521BA1-A84C-4A6B-BD0A-52CA61309BDC.jpeg 8D9CD1B0-11BC-492A-A182-97332D1F312F.jpeg Aha I worked out how to do this! I have two beautiful horsefields called Tortilla and Gamera! They are the families new addition (since April 2019) and it is coming up to their 1st birthday! I personally LOVE them, I get so much joy from these two torties. I even write a blog that is purely dedicated to them for fun, if you search under Gamera and Tortilla you should find it. I’ll add some photos if I can work it out on here. 82567CE1-3A49-4DEB-A7D1-22B4AD3B0A15.jpeg 1E358B41-4A94-4C52-A842-F8CAF5A000E8.jpeg
 

TortillaandGamera

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0888FE14-1B97-4544-B219-A98DBB2CBECC.jpeg 4E99DE38-B097-495C-8679-2DA3191FFF42.jpeg I weighed Tortilla and Gamera recently - they weigh 191g and 131g now! The difference is phenomenal even though I put the same amount of food out for them. Tortilla is well greedy!
 

TortillaandGamera

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All my close ups are video’s of them eating! I was obsessed with them eating at first there is something mesmerising about it .....but I found one of them “not” trying to escape .... ED1F5B85-AB93-4956-ACB0-4F2EE47DD0F3.jpeg ED1F5B85-AB93-4956-ACB0-4F2EE47DD0F3.jpeg
 
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Ben504

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Hi everyone I’m Ben from New Orleans and just received my first tortoise this morning and am really excited to learn everything I can! These are some pics I took throughout the day. When I first received him I was finishing up his enclosure so I put him in a temporary bin. I think his enclosure came out pretty nice...if y’all see anything out of the ordinary please point it out but I’m new so go easy lol . Oh it’s name is Herb pronounced hhher -b not erb....although he did come from Cali. Thanks everyone and looking forward to chatting! 3DBCD771-E268-47CE-B6FA-04F54178C7DB.jpeg B3CBC55B-0A8A-4797-A2AB-46A917E4D229.jpeg B687FCBE-AE25-4CB6-969C-1F2CD73A5575.jpeg EB5373F2-4D7B-4CDE-BAB8-F158E35B0839.jpeg A29B8A4B-7B94-482C-86D5-405DDBE66590.jpeg AD20026A-11B1-4913-AFD4-99ACF69EA681.jpeg CBAE737F-E105-49FB-AAC7-58E2C942A4AB.jpeg
 

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Big Charlie

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Hi everyone I’m Ben from New Orleans and just received my first tortoise this morning and am really excited to learn everything I can! These are some pics I took throughout the day. When I first received him I was finishing up his enclosure so I put him in a temporary bin. I think his enclosure came out pretty nice...if y’all see anything out of the ordinary please point it out but I’m new so go easy lol . Oh it’s name is Herb pronounced hhher -b not erb....although he did come from Cali. Thanks everyone and looking forward to chatting! View attachment 283906 View attachment 283907 View attachment 283908 View attachment 283909 View attachment 283910 View attachment 283911 View attachment 283912
Welcome! Herb is a cutie! You're going to want to cover the screen to keep the humidity in. I can't tell from your pictures but if you are using a red light, get rid of it.
 

Ben504

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Welcome! Herb is a cutie! You're going to want to cover the screen to keep the humidity in. I can't tell from your pictures but if you are using a red light, get rid of it.
Nope no red light it’s a mercury vapor and a che...cover with?
 
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Melissacoop

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This is Chunk. I got him as a Christmas present for my husband. We love him. He’s doing very well.
We live in Florida so it’s pretty warm. We have a warm, humid side under a heat lamp and then a cooler side under the uvb bulb. The only problem I have is keeping the humidity up. We soak him almost everyday but mist him everyday once or twice a day. What is everyone’s thoughts on using the foggers everyday or is a daily soak and spray enough? Thanks for your opinions!
 

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Big Charlie

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This is Chunk. I got him as a Christmas present for my husband. We love him. He’s doing very well.
We live in Florida so it’s pretty warm. We have a warm, humid side under a heat lamp and then a cooler side under the uvb bulb. The only problem I have is keeping the humidity up. We soak him almost everyday but mist him everyday once or twice a day. What is everyone’s thoughts on using the foggers everyday or is a daily soak and spray enough? Thanks for your opinions!
The best way to keep humidity up is to have a closed chamber. You need to put a top on your enclosure. It looks way too dry. Get the substrate wet and with the enclosed top, the humidity should stay up. I think you need to make some changes to your enclosure, possibly changing the substrate and getting rid of the moss.
 
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