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    Is it true? (about salmonella)

    I work in food service and my boss was freaked when I got a tortoise. “Don’t they carry salmonella?” Yes they do. I treat my tortoise like raw chicken, I always wash my hands after handling it. I don’t stop eating chicken, I just use precautions.
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    Burned Off or Damaged Carapace Scutes

    So encouraging to see that a shell can come back from such serious damage. So sad to see how some owners mistreat their animals! If I lived further south I would love to run a rescue shelter for torts.
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    Not eating his veggies (red legged tortoise)

    I have had my 2 yr old Red Legged Tortoise for three months now and I have offered him chard, kale, collards, celery leaves and carrot tops. I am struggling to get him to eat any greens. He eats green beans, carrots, corn and peas well. He loves an occasional grape but leafy greens should be 60%...
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    Behavior Questions

    I use a ceramic heat emitter that does not provide any light so that can be left on day and night. Then I use a timer on the UVB light so they get 12 hours of “sunlight”.I have also placed a fogger in my enclosure to raise the humidity. I am sure that will be an issue where you live. (I have a...
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    Looking to find any Alaskan Tortoise owners. I recently acquired a red foot (I think about 2...

    Looking to find any Alaskan Tortoise owners. I recently acquired a red foot (I think about 2 years old). Would like to connect with other Alaskans on the forum.
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    Power Outage

    That’s a great idea. I live in alaska and will stock up on some hand warmers just in case.
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    Oh the lamps would definitely come with. This summer I hope to build a larger open turtle table...

    Oh the lamps would definitely come with. This summer I hope to build a larger open turtle table at home as well.
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    Turtles and Tortoises for Dummies

    For Dummies; by Dummies
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    Planting live plants in tortoise tank

    I really love your enclosure. Great for northern climates.
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    Temporary enclosure for a week away? I currently have my 5” red foot in a 40gl terrarium (the...

    Temporary enclosure for a week away? I currently have my 5” red foot in a 40gl terrarium (the largest I could find) but will be away from home for a week. Can I get a smaller enclosure like a rabbit cage to transport and keep him in while gone? Will this likely stress him out? I really don’t...
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    Tortoise in Alaska

    Ok, I have a collection of houseplants but they have fertilizer. I am wanting something I can plant from seed that is good and fast growing for my critter.
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    Tortoise in Alaska

    I am a brand new tortoise owner in Anchorage AK. I would like to plant some grass in my tortoise enclosure and need advise on what kind my Red Leg is like to eat that would be healthy. many other advise to get this guy through the winter would be appreciated.
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