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torts (argument about humidity for Russians)

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by Tort dude, Feb 17, 2018.

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  1. Tort dude

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    DO NOT MAKE YOUR HORSEFIELDS ENCLOSURE HUMID. IT GIVES THEM A TERRIBLE RASH ON THEIR LEGS. IT IS ALSO VERY UNHEALTHY FOR THEIR NOSTRILS AND NOSE. HOPE THIS HELPS
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    What evidence do you have to support this? How many cases have you seen of this happening? If you have, please link them.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    I think you need to read the care sheet for hermanns written by a knowledable hermann and other tort breeder.
    You coming on here to say something like that with absolutely no proof, not enough experience and no other explanation is very damaging to hermann tortoises as you are so very wrong!
    Actually, I made a mistake. I had in my head hermanns, not horsfields. Anyway, my response still stands true to horsfields too!! So read that caresheet.
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    HORSEFIELDS AND HERMANNS ALIKE LIVE IN MEDITERRANEAN WOODLANDS, VALLEYS AND FORESTS' IN MODERATELY HUMID ENVIRONMENTS. SO MY BAD ON MY PHRASING ON MY FIRST PART OF THE THREAD. I JUST WANTED TO LET EVERY ONE KNOW TO NOT KEEP THEIR HABITAT LIKE RAIN FOREST HUMID. KEEP IT AT 40-50 PERCENT HUMIDITY
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    It won’t hurt them to have it high as long as the temps are high enough, but you’re right, that is a good amount of humidity for them.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Actually, you still need to read the caresheet a of the experienced members. 50-70% humidity for babies. 50% is good for adults. The high humidity does not cause a rash and is not unhealthy for them if the correct temps are maintained. You really need to do more reading on this forum before just spilling out info that is not fully correct and could harm newbies tortoises.
    Please read the care sheets.
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    i have talked to professionals and it does cause a rash if the humidity is too high. i just want to do what their natural habitat is like
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    i am not harming torts so dont tell me i am
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    You’re talking to professionals on this forum, who are telling you the correct information. What “experts” have you talked to?
    By spreading this incorrect information, you are harming other people’s tortoises when they believe you.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    I'm not saying you are. I'm saying your info could for newbies that see your all caps post and who may think you have the experience to know what your talking about and take your word without reading any further.
    Don't get offended or offensive. Take the advice and do some reading. The members with the actual experience has written the care sheets. Your not completely wrong, but you do need to learn more yourself before screaming out incomplete info.
    Your all caps post is like your screaming out the truths and your info is not all truths.
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    I'm a professional, and I have raised dozens of russians in humid enclosures, and not one single rash ever. If what you said was true, how do people in humid environments like the SouthEastern USA, keep this species without them getting a rash?

    How many russian tortoises have you raised from a hatchling in a humid enclosure? How many of them got a rash?
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    I do have experience
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    Then maybe you could tell us about that experience. The way you started this thread doesn't show any experience.
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    all i said was that you should not make it humid as in rain forest humid 80-90 percent. i work at a reptile store and help rescue reptiles
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    For how long have you worked there?
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    Because less than a month ago, you were fourteen and had no job [emoji848] IMG_1518980225.534834.jpg
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    what do you mean?
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    Translated into our language of generation X, it the equivalent of “roasted” or “you just got burnt”.
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    From our experience on this forum of many many years combined, pet stores are one of the worse places for pet advice, let alone tortoise advice.
    Again, I really think you should read more caresheets and info from this forum. I don't think you have the experience or knowledge of tortoise care that you think you have.
    80% humidity is recommended by an experienced Russian breeder for hatchlings specially. Humidity does not cause eye or nose problems, nor does it cause a rash. All things you gave misguided info on.
    Btw, our experienced members are adults, with many years in raising and caring for tortoises.
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