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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Nebb, Oct 19, 2019.

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  1. Nebb

    Nebb New Member Tortoise Club

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    Hello everyone,

    I am a new Mommy to a baby yellow footed tortoise, I have had a few different reptiles over the years iguanas, bearded dragons and ball pythons. I'm new to the tortoise world I would like some advice on some husbandry.

    As he or she gets larger I would eventually like to have an outside enclosure for better sun exposure and just a more natural habitat. I live in Southwest Florida so humidity and warm weather are not a big problem, we do have some nights in the winter time that will dip down cold so I do need to have a shelter of some sort of anyshelter and warmth. Any advice that someone could give me on how to get started on the new enclosure would be appreciated. In the meantime my little one is in a indoor enclosure.
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Hello and welcome
  3. Nebb

    Nebb New Member Tortoise Club

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    Thank you
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Welcome to the Forum! We have a couple good care sheets for redfooted tortoises, and the yellowfooted tortoises take basically the same care. You can find them pinned towards the top of our Redfoot section.
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    Nebb New Member Tortoise Club

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    Thank you so much. This has a great forum, lots of info.
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    Ray--Opo Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I am not sure about yellow foot's. But my sulcata couldn't go outside fulltime till he was about 2 years old.
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    Welcome and we look forward to seeing some pics of your tortoise and his enclosure/environment! South Florida is good. Mostly. I'm in Jamaica in the Caribbean and 60F is COLD to us here! That is our "winter"weather!
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