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Crystallynda

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Wow! They are expensive! How are they different that they work so well? Do you just put the greens in with no prep?

I've been using the plastic containers from the grocery store, like the ones spring mix come in. I put a layer of paper towel, then a layer of greens, then paper towel, ...I make a multi-layered pile and then cover, with holes in the plastic lid. I can usually get 8-10 days, depending on what plant it is. Mustard always goes bad fast. Endive does good.

If stuff really lasts for 2 weeks, it would be worth the price.
I’m gonna consider getting them at one point! Ima find them cheaper somehow!!

Also I noticed coco not much of a fan of mustard greens so I got him something else!! 🙌🙌
 

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Question, if you guys ever leave for a trip let’s say 3-4 days...you guys have someone come check on your tortoise correct??

I would hate to take him knowing they don’t do so great on the road!!🙈🙈
 

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Also his eyes are finally down...just a little white and some dryness! Just finished soaking the baby and put on his antibiotics!

I think his nose supposed to be less puffy and maybe see his nostrils correct??
 

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K so that’s the next step! His nose is still a little red and puffy!

Just not as before! There’s days it’s a little brown like the color of his head!!
 

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The containers have a vent on the lid that can be adjusted to 3 different settings. The front of the container has a chart that shows what setting it should be on depending on what type of fruit or vegetables you have in the container. I don’t do any prep. Literally from the store or the ground and into the containers. I have found if I wash things thoroughly and cut them up, they don’t last quite as long. So I leave everything whole and clean what I need, at the time I need it. These containers have made a huge difference. Being where I am in Canada I have to rely a lot on store bought food, so having the containers makes it easier for me to offer variety by buying a lot of different things, because I can make it all last so long. I’ve tried the fresh bags, green bags, the little “puck“ you put in your crisper to help keep things fresh and every other thing possible. Nothing compares to these containers.
I'm in Canada too, but I decided to invest in a Vitamix. 😅 Now I make green smoothies everyday and try to make the whole family be as healthy as my RT.
 

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Lol lol that’s an excellent idea! I want a vitamix so bad...hopefully I’ll get one this year!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏

I’ll probably be making smoothies too eventually!! 😃😃
 

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I need to create a gallery of coco 😁🥰🥰

I was reading on how tortoises don’t necessarily have feelings but they know if their owners love him! He’ll react differently like walking towards you when you get home or want to get petted on their heads or shell!

Does this really happen with you guys torts? Cause I have noticed coco wanting his antibiotics a couple times at one point haha!! He has also walked on my hand on his own like “hold me please?” 😁😁

Coco also loves it when I feed him from my hand from time to time! He is a fisty eater lol 😆😆
 

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I need to create a gallery of coco 😁🥰🥰

I was reading on how tortoises don’t necessarily have feelings but they know if their owners love him! He’ll react differently like walking towards you when you get home or want to get petted on their heads or shell!

Does this really happen with you guys torts? Cause I have noticed coco wanting his antibiotics a couple times at one point haha!! He has also walked on my hand on his own like “hold me please?” 😁😁

Coco also loves it when I feed him from my hand from time to time! He is a fisty eater lol 😆😆
With mine, I think it’s just one-sided love but I try not to let that dampen my spirits!😆:tort:
 

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Freshness in the fridge is all about airflow and moisture. Surprisingly, greens and such keep much better when they are kept cold and dry. Most fruit and veg does in fact. The tupperwares just have a vent on the lid that allows you to control the airflow. In the UK we can get "freshbags" that do the same thing basically, they are highly porous plastic bags that allow a lot of air flow through them. It is amazing how effective they are.

What I do with store bought salad is open all the bags and stand them upright when they go in the crisper drawer. It makes it easy to pick out his food each day but it also keeps everything dry and fresh a lot longer.
Wait are you talking about these greenish bags that seem to be made out of different material??

Cause I’m thinking on doing some layers of food for coco! That way I just crab rinse and go! 😊😊
 

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The containers have a vent on the lid that can be adjusted to 3 different settings. The front of the container has a chart that shows what setting it should be on depending on what type of fruit or vegetables you have in the container. I don’t do any prep. Literally from the store or the ground and into the containers. I have found if I wash things thoroughly and cut them up, they don’t last quite as long. So I leave everything whole and clean what I need, at the time I need it. These containers have made a huge difference. Being where I am in Canada I have to rely a lot on store bought food, so having the containers makes it easier for me to offer variety by buying a lot of different things, because I can make it all last so long. I’ve tried the fresh bags, green bags, the little “puck“ you put in your crisper to help keep things fresh and every other thing possible. Nothing compares to these containers.
Man..I need to invest in the containers! But I just pray I can find them cheaper 😟😟
 

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Someone is coming out slowly and I guess he’s warm right close up front haha! 💜💜
 

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Hey, have any of you had an encounter where your tort came outside of their hide after their light went off??

I been noticing coco doing that constantly for the past few couple days!!
 

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Hey, have any of you had an encounter where your tort came outside of their hide after their light went off??

I been noticing coco doing that constantly for the past few couple days!!

Yes it isnt that unusual to see them in the dark, If there is ambient light in the room and temps are good they can still be active a little after their enclosure lights are off. My lights are off at 8pm and I often see him having a look around at 830-9pm before he goes down for the night.
 

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My local Safeway/Albertson grocery store makes 3 orange sized boxes of leaf trimmings a week for me. I put those boxes on my covered deck and cover them with damp towels. They stay right above freezing. That's how I keep them in the winter, in Spring and Summer I have a refrigerator in my carport shed that is only for tortoise food. I put my trimmings in large plastic bags with a damp paper towel in the bag and into that refrigerator. The only thing that goes bad is Redleaf lettuce, so I throw all that away in the beginning. The tortoises won't eat red leaf anyway. I add whatever is growing at the time.
 
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