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    Is this normal or is something wrong?

    I soak every single day.
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    Is this normal or is something wrong?

    4 month old Hermanns missing scale on his face. Is this normal shedding or is something wrong?
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    (Tortoise Table) Best ways to contain heat and humidity?

    Here is my post on what I found to work. I have a glass tank but I think the same could be made for your tortoise table as well. If you want the specific seller I bought from let me know. https://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/great-buy-to-make-a-closed-chamber.195788/#post-1987426
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    Great buy to make a closed chamber!

    Yes I was very happy with it. I assume they used a machine because it’s very exact measurements and super clean cuts.
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    Great buy to make a closed chamber!

    I found an amazing seller on Etsy that offered custom cut plexiglass. Previously I had been using very thin plexiglass from Lowe’s that I attempted to cut myself and it looked terrible. The new top is very thick and although it’s not airtight it does great keeping in heat and humidity. The top...
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    Is this too cold?

    Basking area is usually 95-100 depending on when I mist since it drops the temp for just a bit. He does bask in the morning but also that’s where he eats too. The rest of the day he wonders around all over the enclosure.
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    Is this too cold?

    Hello, I am wondering if 70 is too cold for nighttime temp in the cool side of the enclosure for a hatchling Hermanns? Daytime temps are good and nighttime temp on warm side stays in high 70s. Sometimes he sleeps on the warm side but sometimes burrows in the cold side. I’m worried he’s getting...
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    Should tortoise feel cold?

    I have a CHE for nighttime heat. Today I noticed he burrowed closer to the CHE and not under his hide. I can try moving the hide closer to the CHE maybe that will help.
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    Should tortoise feel cold?

    Yes I can check the temp of his shell tomorrow morning. He is acting fine otherwise. I’m just used to him feeling warm when I hold him so I was a little worried.
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    Should tortoise feel cold?

    Is it normal for my Hermann’s hatchling to feel cold in the mornings? He sleeps under his hide burrowed in the substrate all night so in the mornings when I get him out for his soak he feels cold. (Ambient temp at night is mid 70s. As he is wondering around the enclosure all day he feels warm. I...
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    Question about humidity

    Hello, I have a question about humidity for my hatchling. I have 4 inches of reptibark and the bottom two inches stay pretty moist. The top always dries out throughout the day so I have been doing a few mists each day when I see the entire top layer is dry. When I mist the humidity raises to...
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    Should I wake my tortoise?

    3 month old eastern Hermanns hatchling. I leave a CHE on 24/7 so when basking light goes off at night the temp stays low to mid 70s.
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    Should I wake my tortoise?

    Thank you! I will continue to wake him in the mornings if he isn’t out on his own. I may need additional lighting if it’s not bright enough, right now I just have the 65 watt incandescent and the uvb tube bulb providing light. The temperature ranges from 75-85 depending on where in the enclosure...
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    Should I wake my tortoise?

    Hello, I have only had my tortoise 4 days and getting into a routine. Every morning I have to dig him out to wake him for a warm soak and to eat. I haven’t seen him unborrow by himself at all. Should I just leave him alone and wait to soak and feed until he gets up on his own? I tried waiting a...
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    New hatchling!

    Thank you ? I am amazed at how well he is adjusting. He has a huge appetite and seems to be very active.
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