Training my Redfoot

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I recently bought a log hide for my redfoot tortoise hawk, he is freely able to climb onto it, but tries to go off the edge, any way of training him to not go off the edge and walk off the ramp? thanks.
 

Ink

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Maybe put food going up the ramp, before you feed a lot of food. Then put a bunch at the top of the ramp..it might work. However I am pretty sure he will still go the other way.
 

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How about a picture of your set-up. Those “pet store” log hides really arent the best - for the very reason you are observing.

A cheap dark plastic “tupperware“ flipped upside down with a small entrance hole works much better. It’s much harder for torts to climb up on top & jump/fall off.

Soooooo, id look into a better hide. Not the log.

Good luck!
 
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this log has to be one of the worst things ive bought for him, he tries to clime it, push it over, squeeze into tight spaces, i just bought it today and im annoyed.
 

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something more like this and you just use scissors to cut the entry hole and it is very price friendly at $3

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