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    But where are the pics of MURPHY???
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    Tom replied to the thread Top soil humidity question.
    Soil should never be used for tortoise substrate. Its not safe. Read this...
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    Tom replied to the thread Baby tortoise.
    Hello and welcome. Sorry about your loss. So sad. This info may help you, should you decide to figure out what went wrong and/or try...
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    Tom replied to the thread Thoughts on my outdoor enclosure?.
    If that picture is the current size at six years old, your tortoise is not ready to live outside full time. They should be moved outside...
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    Tom replied to the thread Tom's Brumation Thread.
    If he's done with the two weeks of fasting and the two weeks of gradual cool down, I'd just pop him into the fridge after nightfall. I...
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    Tom replied to the thread Elevated enclosure?.
    Not if it is staying warm enough where it is. Have you checked the temp on the floor of the enclosure? I think most people prefer to...
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    Tom replied to the thread Soaking with flu?.
    This happens when they are kept too cold. The minimum temp in the enclosure overnight should be around 27C. Then, during the day...
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    What is the temperature under the basking bulb? You have a basking bulb now, right? Did you get rid of the CFL bulb? Those burn their...
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    Tom replied to the thread Vitamin/supplements.
    Hi Leroy. Please read this: https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/info-for-new-people-please-read-this-first.202363/#post-2036954 There is...
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    Tom replied to the thread Hermann’as or Russian?.
    That is a Russian. Hermanni and horsfields do have the same enclosures and diets. Please read the care sheet that PollyAda linked for...
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    Tom replied to the thread Marginated tortoise substrate.
    Please give this a read ASAP. It contains the answers you seek and so much more...
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    No fruit for a Russian. It will upset their stomach and GI tract. Kale and collards are okay once in a while, but not every day. Its...
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    Tom replied to the thread Ups n Downs.
    This thread will help you. Its a long read, but worth it. There is a care sheet for your species at the end...
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    Generally no, those bulb are not recommended. In your case, I think it might be an okay way to go in the short term. It will instantly...
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    You need a flood bulb of some sort. Arcadia makes them, if they don't sell them in your hardware stores anymore there. He needs a...
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