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  • Tom I recently purchased a pair of Leo's that's 6 months old how long should I wait to put them in the same enclosure as my 10 month old ?
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    Tom
    There are many variables to consider. If you trust the source and all looks good, then 3-4 months should be good. Watch for growth during the quarantine period. Growth is usually a good sign.
    TOM I HOPE I HAVE THE RIGHT TOM. I HAVE A FRIEND ON FACEBOK THAT TOLD ME TO CONTACT YOU. RODNEY PETTWAY. SAID YOU HAVE OR KNOW SOMEONE WITH A LARGE MALE SULCATA, FOR SALE
    PLEASE CONTACT ME
    Tom, I have seen your article and pics from "the tortoises species" I am just wondering where you bought the leoaprds like "Geochelone pardalis pardalis". May I buy some from you? I live in Los Angeles area. Anyways, I am super admire you adn to be proud of knowing you here, Thank you, Tom!
    Also, Mr. Tom, I will have a vision cage for my leopards, do you think that works or not? Also, would you reccoment a brand for uvb tube and how about zoomed spot uva light?
    Hello, Tom, I am sorry to get back to you so late. The breeder looks like so professional, she also studys something from your article, I think that she should know how to keep hatchlings. When I bought them, they were good, but just after one month, all of their shells are soft. How to treat them?
    Hello, Mr. Tom.i bought four leopard babies one month ago. I use everything as your article which you posted.But their shells are still getting soft, sometimes they still eat, get into the water dish. BUT the breeder said they are going to be died sooner or later for sure. I want to know if I will put them to get more sunshine, is there a possibility to survive them? thank you so much!
    lately our sulcata's urine is white and chalky, is this urates? lately she has been grazing grass in the yard,supplemented with endive and some dandalion, is this a bad sign?
    Tom
    Tom
    Not necessarily a bad sign. Where are you? Its been hot and dry here in SoCal lately. More soaks would likely help with this issue. I'd soak a small one every day, and if yours is larger, I'd soak every other day for a couple of weeks or more.
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    thx tom will do some soaking we are in vegas lawn growing now we water every other day right now
    Hi, Tom. May I get the permission to translate your post "Hatchling Failure Syndrome" into Chinese and post it on my website www.paludarium.net? Thanks.
    Tom
    Tom
    Yes. I hope we can help some Chinese tortoises too.
    Hey Tom I have a question can I put a small humidifier inside my 9 month old Leo tort box to raise the humidity without causing any damage to him. Today I cut a small piece of plexiglass to cover the top , but it's mot 100% covered . The bedding is moss and I spray that down regularly and the humidity level is around 50% give or take . Thanks your your input Randy
    Hi, Tom do you have any advice for me about a proper outdoor enclosure for a Sulcata Tortoise in California weather? (I'm also currently going through your old posts as well!) Thanks.
    Hi Tom, I have a question.
    My Sulcata (Hank) is not eating very much and is losing weight. I'm very concerned and am not sure what to do.
    He has everything I was told a baby sulcata needs to thrive but has dropped from 45 grams to 37 grams.
    I am going to call the vet tomorrow and see if there is anything they can do. any advice?
    Tom
    Tom
    Start a thread or a conversation and let me know all the details of how you are housing your baby.
    Hi Tom. I'm ready to get the name of that breeder you told me about near the New Orleans area.
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    Opie
    Tom, I spoke with you back in November when my tortoise was ill. You told me you would give me the name of the breeder in the New Orleans area. I would like to speak with her. Is there anyway you can give me her name and number? Thank you
    Hi Tom! I have read everything you have posted on Sulcata's. I would really like to talk to you if possible? I have 2 Sulcata's. The first one I got from BackWater reptiles...
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    Tom
    Click on my avatar on any of my posts, and then click on "Start a Conversation" when the little black box pops up.
    Hi Tom!! I have a baby Russian that just popped his head out of the egg today! Our first!! Do you have a hatchlings care sheet for them? Thank You!
    hi Tom, i got two just over 1 year old hermann tortoises i was wondering what you would suggest for food, the man I bought them from said dark green leaves but i wanted to know your opinion because I don't want to feed them the wrong things. and I've seen you know a lot, thanks for reading, hope to hear from you soon :)
    Hello Tom, Im new to the forum and have concern for my leopard tort. hes approx 4 yrs old and has had loose stool in his last few bowel movements. I don't know how to work the forum so I thought id ask a member for help identifying the issue. I don't have a vet local thats very knowledgeable on leopard torts. Thank you for reading and I hope to hear from u soon :)
    Tom
    Tom
    Could be a diet change. Has the diet changed with the onset of winter? What are you feeding?
    Tom,per your suggestion I bought ceramic heater with timer but, I also bought a power sun 100w combo heat Iva,uvb it is 12in from bottom of enclosed turtle table basking temp hits 110 too hot right?
    Tom
    Tom
    Light bulbs need a timer. CHEs need a thermostat. 12 inches is too close and yes, 110 is too hot.
    Hi Tom! My baby Sulcata is doing good! His tortoise box (I bought the one from ZooMed) is wonderful. However, I have seen a couple of little flying bugs in his run. Now understand, I am a very clean person and I can assure you that our home is very clean. I don't know what the cause is or how to get rid of them. i can't use pesticides as I would think that would be bad for Silas.
    Tom
    Tom
    The Zoomed boxes are not a suitable baby enclosure for a sulcata unless the whole room is warm and humid.

    The bugs come from the environment and are harmless. The only safe way to get rid of them is to boil, bake, or replace your substrate every week or two. Personally, I just ignore them.
    saukee9
    saukee9
    I have the night and day lights on the screen with foil over the top. I spray mist the enclosure a couple of times a day. It stays 80% humid and 90-100 degrees. So the bugs won't hurt Silas? he has grown from 53 grams to 65 grams in two weeks! I am so happy!!
    Hi Tom, I am going to build an outdoor enclosure and don't know what substrate is suitable. I live in California so there will be 2,3 days of raining and I don't want to use coco coir because it will be a mess. You suggest the Pathway Bark that can be found in HD near my house but it contains pine and pine is not good for tortoises. I need your advice. Thank you.
    Tom
    Tom
    What sort of outdoor enclosure? I use the native dirt in my outdoor enclosures. No need to add a substrate.

    The pathway bark has worked for me for many years with many species, including lots of hatchlings. It is not harmful in any way.
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