What am I doing wrong? Humidity hating tortoise lol

Benda183

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I’m struggling here…I’m new to tortoises and have had my rf for about a month now.
She lives outside and I bring her in for the night where she lives in this box.

I changed things recently to accommodate her behaviors and me trying to understand her needs. She had this box outside at first where she slept, but since I made her enclosure bigger, she didn’t set foot inside for over a week, just burrowed behind it in the corner when she wanted to sleep.

so I took it inside and put her smaller house I had for her inside out.
well since then, she won’t sleep in the humid back part of the house and just stays on the dry, open side. I put her favorite plant in there too, thinking she’ll go there, but nooooo.

she hates soaking, she never goes in the water dishes I have spread out for her, I don’t see her drink, but she does pee…so she must drink when I’m not watching 😄

I do spray the outside grass where she is during the day twice a day and spray her while I’m doing it.
Is that enough for her?
I’m confused and concerned, that she’s not having enough humid time.
Outside is on average 60% daily.
 

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Hotsause

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They love to ruin all our plans don’t they. Maybe put a cover on the entire enclosure and make the whole thing humid.
 

TammyJ

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Seems like she is bossing you around, eh? Just keep her humidity at the correct level as much as you can, wherever she goes day and night.
 

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First its likely those two disc gauges in the second pic is way off. Replace those with one like the other one you have and put them at tort level.
Also cover the whole enclosure to make the whole thing humid. RF need high humidity. The substrate she be very damp under the top layer.
Next, every time you change things, adding or taking something away, etc, they will pout for a few days or weeks.
 

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For soaking have a high-sided bowl with wa4m shallow water and place it in there for 30 mins. Over time they do get used to it. Hydration is very important and that will help. Fresh water dish they can easily walk in and out of in the enclosure 24x7 is required.
 
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