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  • Tom is there any specific fluoresent uvb you recommend? I saw that youve tested some out with your meter.
    Tom
    Tom
    Depends on mounting height. I like the Arcadia 12% HO bulbs for mounting at 18-20". Good quality, strong UV, and long lasting.
    Hi Tom, I’ve read your posts about closed chamber enclosures for hatchlings. They have been very helpful. I’m planning to order an enclosure one from animal Plastics. The part that I would like some clarification is the height. You said 24” minimum. Why isn’t 18” adequate? I was planning for a 48 x 24 x 18. Please advise.
    Tom
    Tom
    Its difficult to mount the basking and other lights in something that is only 18" tall. I've done it recently and it can work, but 24" is easier to work with.
    Tom
    Tom
    And be sure to request the 6 inch litter dam so you have room for your substrate without having to worry about tortoises falling out every time you open the door.
    K
    karenbrams
    Thanks so much!
    Hi Tom, I am new to the forum and everything about tortoises. However, I am considering "signing a life-long deed" with an Ibera greek tortoise. Do you know where I can get one? I approached many pet shops in Los Angeles but didn't find any.
    Hello Tom, i am trying to find a Sulcata Tortoise about 9-12” in size. I had a bad time with purchasing online and would prefer at least a picture before I get one. Many people who want to rehome want a fee much higher than a purchase price. I have no interest in breeding so male or female. Special needs is fine. I have experience and a habitat already prepared. Any suggestions?
    Tom
    Tom
    Where are you?

    Make an add in the wanted section.
    Hi Tom, do you have facebook address?
    Tom
    Tom
    No. Sorry. Tortoise Forum is about the only "social media" I engage in.
    Did you happen to get any hard copies of The Crying Tortoise, and if so, any left?
    Tom
    Tom
    I just have my one copy.
    Tom, I created a post in the Sulcata section about my VERY sick baby sully. You were so helpful with my last post....Could you take a look and see what you think? I'm very worried and don't know what else to do. Any suggestions or advice are very much appreciated!
    Hello!
    Our Sulcata is a female and nine years old. About a month ago she started trying to escape. Yesterday she succeeded but is home safe and sound. She keeps trying to break out in the same direction. My question is how far can she sense a male. If heard 100 yards. Is that accurate? Could it be 500 yards or more?
    Thank you
    Hi Tom, Do you currently have any sulcata babies or juveniles for sale?
    Tom
    Tom
    I do not. Wrong time of year. They lay in winter and hatch in spring. Try Lance or Austin. Lancecham or AZSulcata
    Hi Tom, Do you still have Burmese stars for sale? Thank you-
    Tom
    Tom
    Yes I do. 24 of them. Message me if you are interested.
    Hi Tom. Sorry to bother you. Im new to the forums but am very interested in the testudo seed mix you mentioned in a post and since its almost winter here in colorado i was curious if growing the mix indoors is feasible? Thanks for your time.
    Tom
    Tom
    I've never tried to grow it inside, but with the right lighting, I bet you can.
    I recently got two 6mo old leopard tortoises. I have their cage set up and heat is maintained to 78 on the cool nesting side to 90 degrees on the hot side. The problem is keeping the humidity up on the hot side. The humidity is at 78% on the cooler side and both sides have a log that I have wet moss with, but the humidity under the ceramic heat lamps is usually around 50-55%. Is that ok?
    Tom
    Tom
    Too low. Closed chamber is the solution. Look up Animal Plastics either here on the forum or on the web.
    Travisandjay
    Travisandjay
    Thank you, ordered one and appreciate the advice.
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