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  • Hi Tom, I was wondering how to keep the humidity at 80% in a closed enclosure and hide box. Sadly, my little guy was brought up dry and has some tough pyramiding that I want to stop for the rest of his long life. I have read all your threads also, but none specifically say how to increase humidity. Thank you for the help you give all of us!
    Tom
    Tom
    Humidity is a function adding moisture and reducing ventilation until ambient humidity is where you want it.
    Hi Tom. I am a very amateur, accidental breeder. I am having a problem with scutes. I was hoping you could give me some advice. Temp? Humidity? Parental diet? SO MANY BABIES!! Thank you! angel.
    Tom
    Tom
    What is the problem? You mean babies hatched with split scutes? That is usually the result of temperatures climbing too high in the incubator.
    hi. just want to ask if i can plant a bamboo in my sulcata outdoor enclosure. I have read that bamboos have a high cyanide content which is harmful for my sulcata but is ok for my radiata.. is this true based on your experience. And one site says bamboo is one of the healthier choices... please any advice on this. thanks
    Tom
    Tom
    I have no experience or knowledge with tortoises and bamboo. Sorry.
    just a quick question... can i plant pole bamboos inside my sulcata outdoor enclosure? i remember reading that bamboos in general have high cyanide content which may harm my sulcata but tolerable or not harmful for my radiata, is this true? as explained , sulcatas are savannah animals which there are no bamboos there. And i have read in one website that bamboos are listed as one of the healthier choices
    Tom i am looking at the oil filled heater optimus h-6002 for my 4x4x2 outdoor hide and I was wondering if it would keep it at around 80-90. I have a Zilla thermostat would that work or would the internal thenostat for the heater itelf turn it off before it reaches that temp that I set on the Zilla. Thanks you have answered many of my questions already and it is much appreciated. This is for a sulcata.
    Tom
    Tom
    Should work fine for that purpose. It holds my 4x8x2' boxes at those temps on a below freezing night. This is going to depend on how well sealed and insulated your box is and how cold the night temps get.
    Tom where do you get the tracks for your plexiglass fronts?
    Tom
    Tom
    Those came from Home Depot in the 90's. I would not do it that way again. Better to get a custom made dual paned window made to fit your opening. The part that should face the outside elements on a human house, should be inside your enclosure and the part with the locking latch should face out into the room.
    one last question for now, do Sulcates yawn?
    Tom
    Tom
    Yes. But if it is happening often it can be an early sign of a respiratory infection. Make sure all your temps, especially night temps, are warm enough.
    vandezon
    vandezon
    That much we've got right now, 70's are the coldest it gets. Thank you Tom :)
    Gosh, should I make calcium (cuttlebone) available? how much of veggies should we give? zucchini? endive? hibiscus flowers? (one or 2 a day right now) tomato? sigh, sorry for being "dumb" but I trust this forum above a general google.
    Tom
    Tom
    Yes on the cuttle bone. Easy on the veggies and flowers. The diet should be mostly grass, weeds, leaves, spineless opuntia pads, etc...
    Okay, Humphrey is a sulcata (African Spur), he is 25 pds, new to us, what about Mango fruit? other questions but for some reason, can only post 420 characters. Any fruit?
    Tom
    Tom
    It sounds like you have a respiratory infection. Yawning, making noises and mouth bubbles? These are all the symptoms. These usually occur when they are outside and exposed to cool temperatures and high humidity. He needs a heated house. The electric heat will also keep things a bit drier for him in your wet climate. The opposite of my problem! It was 80 last night, but what was it a month or two ago?
    vandezon
    vandezon
    Thank you Tom. Just wondering why having 80 for a night temp is considered cool.
    Tom
    Tom
    80 isn't cool. But was it 80 outside at night two months ago?
    greetings from phoenix Tom! RV sends her regards...
    Tom
    Tom
    How is that beautiful girl? We need some updated pics!
    Can you please give me specifics on how to get humidity levels correct for a baby sulcata in a 50 gallon aquarium that my boyfriend insists i use? Very new owner and want to do this right.
    Tom, I have two 8 year old tortoises that I have had since they were hatch-lings. I don't really know how much to feed them and what. I usually give them about a head of romaine or the equivalent of mixed baby lettuces or kale and spinach that I buy in a box at Sams. I would like to plant some food so they could forage at will but I don't know where or what to get.l
    hi tom,its been awhile. hope all is well with you and the family. my named was momo, now african cake queen. took long time to get back on. was wonding if you still kept a few cakes still? you know about baby ihop, it turned 1 yr. feb. 14 2013- i am now waiting on 3 fertile cake eggs, one ready anytime. just wanted to say hi , and see if you kept the cakes. lindy
    Tom
    Tom
    Hello ACQ! I bought the five cakes for my buddy as a housewarming gift and he still has all of them and they are doing great. They are nearing maturity and we are expecting eggs in the next couple of years...

    So happy to hear about IHOP! You successfully brought a new pancake into the world! That is AWESOME!
    Tom, I have a three + year old Hermanns and was wondering if soakings are still needed and if so, how often would you recommend.
    Tom
    Tom
    Is this how I answer this? Sorry. I don't know how the forum works anymore. The answer depends on many factors. I would soak twice a week. This will insure that your tortoise is hydrated, and it will do no harm if your tortoise doesn't "need" it.
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