Russian Tortoise worrying me

Ray--Opo

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I read back on some other threads. They suggest 50/50 mix of baby food carrot and warm water. Have the depth up to where the top shell meets the bottom shell. Dont let the water cool down. Soak for 1/2hr.
You can click on the search icon then click on more. Put in keywords window, carrot soaks and you will get previous threads answers.
 

Drslothington

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Have you tried changing the UVB light? Mine gets less and less active as the UVB light starts giving out

It's a brand new mercury vapor bulb, and the uv tube bulb was purchased in June. I know the plants love it so I was assuming it was still giving off UV, but I guess it could be defective?
 

lilly_sand99

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I would try a new UVB tube, the only way to know for sure is if you own a UV meter (which I don't have, I just go off of if my tort is sleeping more or if it's been 6mo). Sometimes the UVB gives out earlier than 6mo but it still produced light.
 
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