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    Tortoises are most active during the day, This is when they get all their tortoise business done. They need a suitable enclosure to...
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    I keep our torts hydrated with a few methods. Everything they get to eat from us is sopping wet ( whether they are indoors or...
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    Tom replied to the thread humidity and bathing.
    If they aren't soaked frequently as babies, some tortoises take time to get used to it as adults. I've had Russians that acted like they...
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    Tom replied to the thread Getting Concerned.
    Does the tortoise have a basking lamp? How about a UV tube? Lots of hiding areas and plants for security? Can we see a picture of the...
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    Tom replied to the thread Lighting a TALL Enclosure..
    Yes. Like the kind you hang coffee cups from. Like this: I usually use the vinyl coated ones.
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    Tom replied to the thread tortoise going camping.
    What was the point of asking? Everyone except Maggie has told you its a bad idea and you should leave him home, but you are going to do...
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    Tom reacted to ZenHerper's post in the thread tortoise going camping with Like Like.
    Tortoises evolved to seek heat that comes from above them. When a tortoise is too hot, it digs down into the ground to get cool. When...
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    Tom reacted to TeamZissou's post in the thread tortoise going camping with Like Like.
    What species do you have? Two days is not a long time; it would be better just to leave him in his enclosure. Its extremely stressful...
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    Its not safe for tortoises to be loose on the floor in an area where humans are coming and going. It can't be made safe, and one day...
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    Its the exact same material used to make PVC pipes for drinking water. Its just "expanded" with minuscule air bubbles and made into 1/2...
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    Tom replied to the thread Killer Tortoise.
    None of mine ever did that sort of thing, but I have heard first hand accounts from two different sulcata owners that watched them hunt...
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    In the wild it is normal for tortoises to eat feces from mammals and other animals. It makes up a fairly large percentage of the diet...
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    Tom replied to the thread My deepest condolences to Jerry Fife.
    I've been to Jerry's place and going from old memory and the video, it appears they must have cut the lock on one of the vehicle access...
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    Tom replied to the thread Lighting a TALL Enclosure..
    Looking forward to the pics and updates. It sounds wonderful. If you are happy with the enclosure please feel free to share the source...
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    Tom replied to the thread My deepest condolences to Jerry Fife.
    You and I see this the same Barb. I have no sympathy and not one gram of mercy for those monsters. They don't deserve the oxygen they...
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