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    Is our 5yr old Turtie a boy or girl??

    Found out what's going on with my tortoise. She is not trying to lay eggs. She has swallowed a nickel or some round piece of metal that size. I have a good vet at an exotic animal practice that's on tv. They tried to get the coin out with an endoscope because it looked like ot was in the stomach...
  2. Diane Berner

    Redfoot occasional squeaks and breathing noises

    My redfoot males a lot of sniffing sounds when she is trying to identify who just walked in her room or just smelling things. They have a really good sense of smell. I think as good as a dog. Mine also makes clucking chirping noises when she's happy. Like when she's sitting in the sun, in a warm...
  3. Diane Berner

    Tv commercial

    The arugula is killer. My redfoot picks that out of all of her greens when she eats. She loves arugula.
  4. Diane Berner

    Librarian Looking for Tortoise-Keeping Manuals/Guides

    The Redfoot Manual by Mike Pingleton is a good source of information on this type of tortoise.
  5. Diane Berner

    Is our 5yr old Turtie a boy or girl??

    No, there's never been a male present.
  6. Diane Berner

    Is our 5yr old Turtie a boy or girl??

    North Texas. Just coming put of a month with no rain.
  7. Diane Berner

    Is our 5yr old Turtie a boy or girl??

    Thanks for the information. Sje jas tried multiple areas of her habitat to dig a nest. Warm side or cool side they've all been tried. I've added a lot more substrate so I hope that helps.
  8. Diane Berner

    Is our 5yr old Turtie a boy or girl??

    Thanks for the information. That makes me more comfortable about putting her outside
  9. Diane Berner

    Is our 5yr old Turtie a boy or girl??

    Do you keep females that are laying eggs outdoors? Can you describe where they like to lay eggs? Any suggestions about a redfoot living indoors and nesting?
  10. Diane Berner

    Is our 5yr old Turtie a boy or girl??

    She gets fresh figs when in season. I will try papaya, which she has refused to eat, and cantaloupe if I can get a ripe one or ripen it at home. She has eaten cantaloupe in the in the past but never seeds from it.
  11. Diane Berner

    Is our 5yr old Turtie a boy or girl??

    I will try leaving her outside in the future but right now it's ranging from the 40's to low 60's 70's durin the day. I think that' s too cold to be outdoors right now. Let me know what you think. Also, she's been on Miner-All for years and still does the stick and white rock eating. I do give...
  12. Diane Berner

    Is our 5yr old Turtie a boy or girl??

    I am using The Redfoot Manual by Mike Pingleton for advice as well. What does everyone think of his information on Redfoots?
  13. Diane Berner

    Is our 5yr old Turtie a boy or girl??

    You don't sound mean or harsh. I, like many others, got a tortoise and have not planned for how big it gets and it's needs in a situation like this. There's many reasons why the tortoise is not outside. Fire ants and Racoons to start. The tortoise also eats rocks and sticks when outside. This...
  14. Diane Berner

    Is our 5yr old Turtie a boy or girl??

    So, I set up an extra large tote with the sand and potting soil mixture. I used eco earth instead of potting soil because pf the vermuculite in potting soil. There was a lot pf digging last night even though she was initially very agitated about being in a new space. Left her in there overnight...
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    Is our 5yr old Turtie a boy or girl??

    Thank you. I'm able to do that. Thanks again.
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