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  1. Diane Berner

    Humidfier angst

    How does the tortoise get uva/uvb through plastic?
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    Humidfier angst

    P.S. I also soak my tortoise 3-4 times a week for 20 to 30 minutes.
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    Humidfier angst

    I used to worry more about this until a tv show exotics vet told me not to "chase the humidity". He said just do the best you can. Also the vet keeps redfoot.
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    Humidfier angst

    I live in dfw too and I keep my 6 year old redfoot in an open habitat. I just use a human humidifier in the room she's kept in.
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    Bored Turtle

    I would agree to put other food items like fish and ghost shrimp that she can hunt and chase around. I wouldn't put anymore "toys" in there. You can also put some anacharis plants in there for her to nibble on. These are aquatic plants that you can buy at a fish store or online. Thelse turtles...
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    Bored Turtle

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    Swelling on redfoots neck

    If it's a bite, it seems like it's taking a long time to clear up. I guess with reptiles everything heals more slowly.
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    Swelling on redfoots neck

    She is acting normally, eating pooping and walking.
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    Swelling on redfoots neck

    We've been soaking her in a tub of water but she's been trying to climb out after about ten minutes. We'll put her in the tub and leave her in there for a while and see what happens. The swelling has changed into two small pea sized soft swellings that are about a 1/4 apart.
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    Swelling on redfoots neck

    That's what I thought. I have a reptile vet that takes care of her. I just thought someone may have seen something similar in their tortoise.
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    Swelling on redfoots neck

    Over the last few days we've been noticing a swelling on the side of our tortoises neck. She got into a dish of dry dog food the other day and we think she ate quite a bit before we noticed it. She pushes the dish down with her neck to eat out of the bowl so I don't know if it's possible for...
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    Shell swinging behavior

    Your Tortoise boogalooed it to death!
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    Shell swinging behavior

    My redfoot does this too. She will even lean into your foot to rub her shell back and forth. Very entertaining!
  14. Diane Berner

    Well, I Lost All My Gulf Coast Box Turtles!

    The NextDoor app works very well for returning lost animals. I found a ferret under a fire pit in my backyard in Texas and was able to find the owner through NextDoor within the day. Happy ending for everyone!
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    Baby leopard sleeping arrangements

    I would change the mvb bulb for a regular basking bulb and see if the behavior changes. Just watch the temps when you change bulb types.
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