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Hey Tom, I was wondering if you sell those baby tortoise enclosures you have, if not how did you make it? I’m trying to get my hatchling sulcata tortoise a high humidity enclosure and it’s difficult. I bought a greenhouse to put over it but I’m not going to use it because I fear the plastic will catch on fire. Thanks
Tom
Tom
I buy them from @Markw84 or from Animal Plastics.
My tortoise keeps climbing his enclosure and flipping himself over, he is also scratching the sides of his enclosure non stop any advice?
Lyn W
Lyn W
Hi Katelyn you would be better off posting this on the main forum to get more responses.
Maybe write it in the introductions section and tell us about your tort species, age etc with pics of his enclosure and lamps so that we can see if there's anything affecting his behaviour.
ecturtle
ecturtle
How big is your enclosure? You may need to size up. Make sure there is a hiding spot as he may be trying to find somewhere to hide.
Hey Tom, I liked the baby sulcata care guide you made.
I was wondering do I really need any artificial uvb light in my enclosure? I would rather take my baby sulcata outside for an hour or two for the natural uvb instead.
If I don’t take him outside, how long does artificial uvb light need to be used for?
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Awakened Alex
I live in San Diego, California and it’s always sunny how long do you recommend the baby sulcata being outside for daily? I was confused because people discord were saying you need artificial uvb in there enclosure for 8+ hours a day. Are they wrong? Because I would prefer my baby sulcata be outside for some of the day getting natural uvb
Tom
Tom
Yes, they are wrong. Most of the tortoise info you find out in the world is wrong. My general rule is one hour of sunshine per inch of baby tortoise. 2 or 3 times per week is plenty. Be sure there is always shade available, and soak afterwards. Its no problem to skip a few weeks in winter.
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Awakened Alex
Ok thanks a lot!
I ordered a WH from Chris too! When you paid for your tort, about how long did it take until you recieved her?
Hi carol I am looking for a Russian tortoise and your name came recommended from the forum. Do you have any available?
Hi! I’m a young tortoise owner from England. Had my baby Hermann’s since July 2017 , though she hatched in 2016! Her name is Piella, as I’ve always thought tortoises look like little meat pies (also a character name from Wallace & Gromit).

She’s growing bigger every day and soon will move into a larger run out in our garden - summer 2021 is approaching!

She LIVES for tomatoes.
Lyn W
Lyn W
Hi, if you post this in the introductions section you'll get more responses. We've all had incorrect advice but this forum helps before our torts get ill.
Tomatoes and fruits are bad for tortoises - they can't deal with the sugars.
Here is the most up to date caresheet you'll find anywhere.
Hoping Duckster’s girlfriend’s eggs that were laid 3/3/21 are fertile and healthy. All set up in the Reptibator. Smart thermostats keeping 86 and proper humidity. Nice and white. Don’t disrupt them. I will candle in another couple weeks. Hopefully to see some veins and a small mass. Only time will tell. If not this time maybe the next time.
Hi Krista I’ve been requested to adopt a sulcata Turtoise, but not yet hear anything back from you, please let me know I’m been approved or not thanks
Krista S
Krista S
I don‘t think I’m who you are looking for. I’ve never even seen a Sulcata in person...unfortunately.
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Could anyone help me identify a tortoise species please?
Myrtle that turtle
Myrtle that turtle
idk when I got my turtle the guy said he was a sulcata from africa(I think he said africa) so I never really bothered to find out what breed he was.
Myrtle that turtle
Myrtle that turtle
I think you call it a breed...(not sure)
Lyn W
Lyn W
Species is the word you're looking for. but without pictures none of us can help Dobver
I have 2 adult Hermann males.. I live in Georgia and game completed an outdoor pen..My question. After completing the major outdoor pen I've now got black red ants. Can mt tortoises be around diatomaceous earth? Or what can I use to get rid of the ants that won't hurt my babies. Relocating the pen is not an option. Thank you for your help
Lyn W
Lyn W
Hi
I believe Diatomaceous Earth (food grade )is OK around tortoises but if you post the question on the forum rather than in your profile you'll get more answers from people who have also experienced this problem.
C
Cynthia Whitehead
I'm new to this. Don't know what I'm doing. Thank you.
someone please help me with my russian tortoise!! i can’t find any good enclosures or hides. she’s very picky with her food. i don’t know what lights i’m supposed to be using there’s so many opinions on all.
hi Bill. i talked with you in 2013 when i had purchased my first rads, and i appreciate the care sheet you sent me back then. I replied to the email you had sent before but it bounced back. I have a quick question for you about a new purchase and think you may have an answer i am looking for. if you could please reach back out to me at [email protected], i appreciate your time. jeff
Hello , I was wondering if you could take a look at my tortoise she seems to be sick and infected with some sort of white spots .. she is a red foot any help would be greatly appreciated
zovick
zovick
Are you talking about the white area under the eye? If so, that could be some type of a fungus infection, but it doesn't look all that serious to me.
If that is not what you are talking about, please try to describe where it is so I can see it in your pictures. I see some under the tail also, but again those look fairly harmless to me.
Why do you think the tortoise is sick?
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Turtlelover123
Hi! Thanks for reaching out yes I’m talking about the white spot under her eye would you know how to treat this infection ? Or Is it normal ? She seems to have spots like this growing rapidly eveywhere on her legs arms tail and head
zovick
zovick
If fungus is on the shell, the best treatment is athlete's foot cream. I guess you could try using that if you are careful not to get it in the eye. Or try it on the tail and other areas first to see if it works, then put a little on the spot near the eye if it works on the other spots.
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