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    Auggie is about 15 months old now :) growing boy

    Auggie is about 15 months old now :) growing boy
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    List your lighting equipment/ brands that YOU trust

    Hey guys, I'm upgrading my red foots lighting system, because heat bulbs have been absolute **** over the past year. So i'm probably getting a CHE and UVB bulb or tube. The problem is that I don't know what brands to even rely on anymore, Zoo med seems like crap, national geographic wasn't...
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    bugs in the enclosure?

    I have recently built my redfoot a new enclosure, and upgraded is substrate from just sphagnum moss to organic top soil and coconut coir fiber. He seems to love being able to dig now, but I'm having a terrible time with fruit flies I think? They are small little white things that I see climbing...
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    Not hungry but restless

    Well referring to him as a he is just a guess, he's only about 14 months old. So even if he was a she, it's too young to lay eggs. The new apartment has more space than the previous place. Maybe that's why he constantly wants to get out and explore?
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    Not hungry but restless

    My red foot tortoise and I just recently moved into a new apartment. His enclosure is the same, but since we've been here he's been extremely active. Which normally I would be ecstatic about, but he's been trying to escape the enclosure, which normally ends in flipping over. He also won't eat...
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    Red Foot Indoor Enclosure Tips NEEDED

    You have heat lamps and two CHEs?? And where do you have your uvb light placed-just on top of the plexi?
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    Red Foot Indoor Enclosure Tips NEEDED

    What interval do you have your must king set on? I was thinking about getting the beginner set. I was also looking into radiant heat panels because they are said to feel more natural then CHEs, what do you think?
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    Red Foot Indoor Enclosure Tips NEEDED

    I'm also really curious how he would be with mulch because he loves to attempt burrowing into clothes and grass, but to do think he's still too small to have mulch instead of moss?
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    Red Foot Indoor Enclosure Tips NEEDED

    If plexiglass glass is covering the top where do you keep your lamps and heat? Are you familiar with CHE(ceramic heat emitters)? I've been doing research into similar options to replace my heat lamps but I'm not sure what the whole rigging system/ cover should look like
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    Red Foot Indoor Enclosure Tips NEEDED

    Hey fellow tort owners! I've had my little baby red foot for about a year now, and now I'm getting a new apartment so I wanted to make him an all new bigger and better enclosure. I currently use sphagnum moss as a substrate because of its ability to hold 10x its weight in moisture, and its also...
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    My Baby Tort just turned 5 months old ^_^

    My Baby Tort just turned 5 months old ^_^
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    Baby redfoot lazy lil butterball?

    Well I spoil my tort quite a bit. The substrate in his home is sphagnum moss {which is used for terrariums because it can hold so much moister} and i use it because its light but thick enough to allow my tortoise to burrow. Also I always feed him outside his home so that when he is done eating...
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    He won't eat!!

    Well I take him out of his home every day in the late afternoon and instantly put him in a shallow container of warm water. This coaxes him to take a few big gulps of water usually and then i just leave him in there until he gets fussy {so about 10 minutes or less}. But yes, you were right. I...
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    He won't eat!!

    Oh yes, he can be quite spoiled and fussy sometimes. But because his tank is only 18" long, there isn't much room for a variant in temperature more then a few degrees i would say. under the UV basking light it is about 93degrees, and on the other side of the dank in his shelter i'd say its make...
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    He won't eat!!

    the UV requirements are covered through the blue heat lap-its a type of UV lamp. Calcium is the only thing i can't be certain on. He gets mazuri about 3 times a week, which has calcium, and he eats dark greens like swiss chard, collard greens, dinosaur kale, romain lettuce, etc. almost everyday...
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