Nice to meet you! I just got my baby sulcata exactly 3 days ago. So I'm still a little bit confused about what requirement should I buy for my baby sulcata...
Now I'm looking for a lamp for my sulcata, should I get a UVA or UVB lamp? or even both? and what number of watt do you prefer?
Hi Tom I got a UVB question. I bought zoo med reptisun T5 HO straight tubes + fixture hood. It comes with 5.0 and 10.0 tubes. Which one should I use for me 3 months radiated tort? The enclosure height is about 12 inches. I do not have much opportunities to get him outside.
Hey Tom, I was wondering if you sell those baby tortoise enclosures you have, if not how did you make it? I’m trying to get my hatchling sulcata tortoise a high humidity enclosure and it’s difficult. I bought a greenhouse to put over it but I’m not going to use it because I fear the plastic will catch on fire. Thanks
Hey Tom, I liked the baby sulcata care guide you made.
I was wondering do I really need any artificial uvb light in my enclosure? I would rather take my baby sulcata outside for an hour or two for the natural uvb instead.
If I don’t take him outside, how long does artificial uvb light need to be used for?
This is not a tortoise related question, but how the heck do you survive the puppy biting phase? It’s been 15 years since I’ve had a puppy in my house and my arms and clothing are really taking a beating. I’ve become a human chew toy and it’s exhausting!
Hey there! How do you think my Sulcata tort is doing? She has no pyramiding and weighs 640g at almost 8 months old. If she continues to gain the same amount she has been (about 21g a week) then she will be just over 1000g on her hatch-day. Is this too much? I have searched and haven't found a single Sulcata that weighs anywhere close to that much at her age.
Hello Mr. Tom. I wanted to ask you a quick question and I was hoping you could help me out. Recently I read a post of yours about baby Sulcata and leopards stating that a closed the chamber enclosure is more ideal than open top. My question is if this is also effective for a two-year-old leopard tortoise? Thank you kindly!
Hey Tom, I am looking for a good UVA/UVB light strip for my sulcata. I was looking for the Arcadia ProT5 17% UVA and 7% UVB and ran into that one and a 12% UVB. I would need to put the light on top of the wire i have on the enclosure. Do you prefer one over the other? Thank you!
Hi Tom. I am looking for a PP. I have been following your experience and knowledge of leopards.I'm interested in buying one from you when they are ready. Can you please email me with info [email protected] Thanks Janet
Tom...I recently discovered a PDF of your tortoise care guideline document titled "The Best Way To Raise A Sulcata, Leopard, Or Star Tortoise" on this forum. I am a leopard tortoise breeder and I was wondering if it is ok with you to share a copy of your care guide PDF with new owners as I find homes for my hatchlings. Maybe you have a copyrighted version?
Second day in a row thats too cold for the tort to leave the box. Even when the door opens he is wisely reluctant to exit. Can I give some food in the box or lower the box temps (its set on 80F) so it wont get hungry as fast?
Hi Tom I’m a new member. I got a young leopard tortoise so been reading on here. Found a thread someone wanted a cheap natural looking hide.
I found on Pinterest in a tortoise enclosure. It’s a pump cover.
Lowe’s sells all shapes and sizes.
It may not be a good ida and never want to recommend something not safe.
I have George who is around 1 year old and is great & I also have tiny, he was given to me When he arrived sept I was told he was around 1 year old he didn’t eat or poop couldn’t open his eye and didn’t move much- after a visit to the vet an a 3 week of antibiotic he is now eating and pooping regular, In sept he weighed just 56g but he hasn’t grown or put any weigh on since 57/58g now
Any advice ?
Howdy Tom! I was searching through threads for pics of adult enclosures, even though it'll be a few years before they'll need a space that big, but it's best to plan early right? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I keep seeing the link to your old expansion thread posted, but it says the pictures are unavailable. Could you possibly repost them again please? You're the master and I want to see how to do things right.