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    Vegetable scraps

    Raw. Stuff like the stem ends of zucchini etc.
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    Vegetable scraps

    Try to feed my 4-year-old desert tortoise as broad a mix as possible. Right now the diet consists of about 50% spring minor similar, 25% cactus pads and 25% local weeds. I’d like to mix in some of my dinner vegetable scraps but am a bit unsure what should definitely be avoided. Generally what I...
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    Is this a thistle?

    And the thing thing is edible? Leaves, roots, stems? What about the fuzzy bits?
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    Is this a thistle?

    Thank you there appear to be a majority of only 2 plants total. The sow thistle (thanks again) and some invasive vine i plan on just throwing away. It’s quite a mess.
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    Is this a thistle?

    Hello, I am cleaning out a ton of weeds and vines from my garden this weekend. Everything seems to be a vine that I pretty sure isn’t edible and this weed which appears to be some sort of thistle, which I’m pretty sure is. Ok to feed?
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    Tortoises don't want to use new hide

    Thank you for your suggestions. He seems to be pretty dumb. He's never shown picky tendencies before with enclosure changes or food, but he did get in a fight recently with a spider plant that he's been with his entire life and he wasn't winning...
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    Tortoises don't want to use new hide

    Thanks. I already new the advice was sound but of course didn't *want* to follow it. Even separated, the remaining tortoise will not use the new hide though. Last night I placed the old small hide inside the larger one and sure enough he went right in for the night. One other small detail...
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    Tortoises don't want to use new hide

    Thank you. I was hoping this wasn't the answer.
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    Tortoises don't want to use new hide

    Hello. I have had a pair of DTs housed together (I know, I know) for 3 years. So far, so good. In that time, I've had a few different hides for them, ranging from a cardboard box to a LEGO hut to their most recent hide, the bottom of a plastic trashcan with a hole cut in the side. Every...
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    New baby tortoise ID

    I'm hoping there's no internal damage. So far it seems to be eating and walking around etc.
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    New baby tortoise ID

    Thanks for the quick reply! Considering the species and eventual size, you may see an adoption request coming up...
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    New baby tortoise ID

    Hello all. I need an ID on this baby tortoise. A coworker of mine accidentally stepped on it in the middle of a hardware store. No one there claimed ownership so she kept it. The tortoise seems to be doing well, but I'd like to help her get it started on the right path or help her adopt it...
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    Herpstat Probes

    Hello all, I just purchased a Herpstat 4 and would like some ideas on where/how to install the probes. I'm trying to make sure the installation looks clean and that there aren't wires running everywhere. To start, how and where are probes typically placed? I'm thinking of using it to control...
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    Herpstat 4 (Spyder Robotics)

    I know this is an old thread now, but thank you for this write up. I am seriously considering a herpstat 4 currently. Can you share how and where you run the probes? I'm looking for proper placement and don't really want wires running everywhere if I can help it.
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    Animal plastics instructions

    Thanks for the suggestion. Ali was able to send them to me very quickly. I've shared it here in case anyone else is looking. The text of the file is as follows: Instructions for Assembling Your AP Cage It is very important that you follow the instructions as written. Your cage is machined...
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