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    Herman Nails cut and saw blood

    I trimmed his nails and was really careful to not cut too Much but even so saw blood drop from two nails about a minute after :( I was so heartbroken and felt really bad to have hurt him He wobbled around for a bit and I think he was hurting but after that seemed ok Won’t be doing that again...
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    Is there a way I can find out if my tortoise likes music?

    Does anyone know if they can hear those devices that keep mice away The high pitched tone ones We had mice I was afraid to put it on in case my tort could hear it
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    Told Not To Hibernate My Greek Tortoise

    I do hope your tort feels better soon May I please ask what is your hibernation method I have a Four year old and both he and I hate the fridge method Last year he wouldn’t sleep after several hours I took him Out and ended up overwintering him I’d like to try a more natural method Do you keep...
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    Thanks for the welcome!

    Hi nic I’d be interested in taking a female Herman for company for my 4 year old herman Pls get in touch if you have any at the right time Thank you ?
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    Herman alternatives for mating

    Can anyone suggest what items I could introduce to my sexually inquisitive male He is attracting towards human feet etc I was just wondering if anyone knew why they do that is it the smell of blood ? He is 4 years old What else will he like as I’d like to try to help him I read a rounded smooth...
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    Hibernation problem tort won’t sleep

    Thanks so much Yvonne, appreciate your advice.
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    Hibernation problem tort won’t sleep

    Hi can anyone help 3 week wind down completed I put our Tort into the fridge at approx 5.8degrees - that’s the lowest the fridge goes and he’s been in there for 2 years no problems at this temp before The problem is every time I check on him he’s wide awake Before this he was in the attic...
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    My Hermann wont eat

    Dear GBTortoises I sprinkled some water in the enclosures and then put on the light and put Rocky under it. After a few hours offered him food and he took it really happily!! I hope thats the solution and if it is THANK you sooo much I have been so worried about him. I will keep you informed...
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    My Hermann wont eat

    T I think I will try measurign the humidity first -thank you for your help.
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    Injured baby

    He might not be eating because of the trauma he has suffered and also his new enviornment. I would keep him hydrated with lots of warm baths and leave some grass/weeds in his enclosure so that he can eat if he wants to. I would also offer him a basking warmth lamp (around 70-100Watts) and...
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    My Hermann wont eat

    Also i am not sure how to check humidity level but I havent sprayed down the enclosures for some time.. should I be doing that?
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    My Hermann wont eat

    He doesnt drink of his own free will so I give him regular baths and sometimes will try and force feed him a half teaspoon of water which he does take. I dont force feed him food though. I havent checked the temps with a thermometer but leave the heat lamp on for most of the day but he sits...
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    My Hermann wont eat

    Hi everybody I am worried about my Hermann as he seems to have gone off his food and its been several weeks now. He is normally a good eater. With regards to his enclosure, he has heat but is not liking sitting under it for too long. He has never accepted UV bulbs, maybe they hurt his eyes...
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    Super sleepy Hermann

    Hi the problem is that she wont sit under the basking light or UV lamp, I have tried different heights but she gets really anxious and tries the whole time to escape. i tried various heights and the watts are what she's had before. Never sits under UV but does bask when well. But lately wont...
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    Super sleepy Hermann

    Hi I need help with my Hermann tortoise She is just 2 years old and lately she is just wanting to sleep. Nothing in her care has changed. She is refusing to sit under a basking light or UVB Light - she always hated UV lights but used to bask for hours but lately will run from it. Food - doesnt...