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Tom, lately our sulcata has begun to make a loud squeaking or squealing sound, loud enough to hear beyond a closed door appettite and other functions appear normal, no visiable injuries. Any thoughts or just normal Thx Art
Tom, Please have patients with people who have different opinions than you. They come here to learn about these animals. You put down the most useful people, that we all could benefit from here. Along with you and these others would make this place such a great place. Putting people down is very belittling to you....You are really much better than that....Please stop....Barb
I have a 4 x 2 indoor enclosure for my little DT who is approximately 1 year old. I'm keeping him up for the winter on advice from the vet. I've been trying to get the temperatures just right and am having some trouble. Should I use a 100W or 160W MVB?
Hi Tom, for the past year I've used an oil filled heater in my hide box (your design, 4' by 4' by 2' high) with a thermostat. I wanted to know if when you use the radiant heat panels, do you use the oil filled heater as well? And do you use the thermostat with the radiant heat panel? If so, how do you know what temp to set the thermostat at?
I am curious about one of your statements. It is at: http://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/feeding-an-11-lb-sulcata.74949/#post-700868
"Also, your baby is past the stage where pyramiding is a concern. At his size, they will not start pyramiding. "So are you saying that if my Alice has some pyramiding at 5 years old and 25 pounds that most of the damage is already done and I don't have to worry about it getting worse?
Hi, Tom! I was viewing a post about Leopard's swimming and caught your profile pic -- I'm not sure if that INCREDIBLE shell pattern is real, photoshop, decals stuck on or what, but those stars, and the 3D boxes -- mind blown! So who's burrow do I have to clean to get in on that? thanks, brad wolff
GUYS I need super major help and your a 5 year member we have cats and snakes and hawks in my area but we have garden snakes small snakes but I was thinking about closing a area of our backyard for her outdoor enclosure she looks like a juvenile is it safe will they bother her I don't want her at any risk oh and by the way we have groundhogs
Hi Tom. I have a 18"ish sully and just finished building a 4x2 night box off of your design. I've read through all your heating post from the past few years and just needed a little more help picking a heat source for the box. Temps will drop in the 30s outside with him in the box will the mat/heat panel be enough to hold temps in the insulated box? Or should I try the mini oil first. Thanks for any help.
Hello Tom, i watched your video on youtube 'The end of tortoise pyramiding'
base on your experience, sulcata never had a shell rot in high humidity inside the close chambered, how about aldabra? any experience with aldabra?
i can't find orchid bark here, so i use cocopeat instead, spray them regularly just to make them moist.