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Tom's Recent Activity

  1. Tom liked AprilOneilTurtle's post in the thread Taking a Dip in the Pool.

    Thank you for the recommendations. From the looks of it you can't tell but her water bowl is not deep at all, it covers half an inch of...

    Dec 11, 2018 at 2:23 PM
  2. Tom replied to the thread Taking a Dip in the Pool.

    Those water bowls are dangerous. Many tortoises have flipped into them and drowned. Many will simply avoid them and get dehydrated. You...

    Dec 11, 2018 at 1:34 PM
  3. Tom liked Markw84's post in the thread feeding hay.

    What type of tortoise? I believe you have an Indian Star? How old? Wheat grass is good to add to the diet, so that would be a good...

    Dec 11, 2018 at 12:49 PM
  4. Tom replied to the thread Desert or Sulcata?.

    That is a desert tortoise. Gopherus sp. Probably agassizii, but I don't know how to tell the difference on babies since they split them...

    Dec 11, 2018 at 12:35 PM
  5. Tom liked orv's post in the thread New Desert Tortoise Hatchlings.

    Hi, our 4 CDTs are sleeping for the winter right now, but once they awaken, a few of their favorite foods include mulberry leaves, grape...

    Dec 11, 2018 at 6:50 AM
  6. Tom replied to the thread Sulcata tortoise eating less & shell getting softer.

    Give this a read through: https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/hatchling-failure-syndrome.23493/

    Dec 11, 2018 at 2:34 AM
  7. Tom replied to the thread Feeding in winter months?.

    At that size you should be feeding a lot of grass hay. Orchard grass hay or Bermuda grass hay work best. They should be fed as much as...

    Dec 11, 2018 at 2:32 AM
  8. Tom replied to the thread Substrate for sulcta.

    What is it? What does the ingredients list say?

    Dec 11, 2018 at 2:27 AM
  9. Tom attached a file to the thread Substrate for sulcta.

    Fine grade orchid bark. Buy it in bulk at garden centers or nurseries. Also called "fir bark". I get mine for $10.95 for a 2.0 cu. ft....

    Orchid Bark.JPG Dec 10, 2018 at 2:51 PM
  10. Tom replied to the thread Hibernation and Sulcatas.

    Poor kid.

    Dec 10, 2018 at 1:47 PM
  11. Tom liked wellington's post in the thread Always great meeting forum members.

    I feel like I am too. All the members I have met were so easy to talk too. Having the tortoises and this forum in common makes it easy...

    Dec 10, 2018 at 9:24 AM
  12. Tom replied to the thread Hi, new and would be grateful for some guidance.

    Good advice in the thread so far, but I wanted to touch on a few points. Calcium should only be given a couple times a week. Too much...

    Dec 10, 2018 at 9:20 AM
  13. Tom liked Peggy Sue's post in the thread Our Sheldon.

    Update we have had Sheldon 2 months and his weight today is 142g! He eats like a champ :) recently added mulberry,...

    Dec 10, 2018 at 9:04 AM
  14. Tom liked Peggy Sue's post in the thread Our Sheldon.

    [ATTACH] Well he hit the 200gr mark! Super excited! Love watching him grow! Forgot to give a shoutout to @Tom for all his advice and...

    2C012060-0B89-4960-A9C0-C4914D8D228D.jpeg Dec 10, 2018 at 9:03 AM
  15. Tom replied to the thread Hibernation and Sulcatas.

    Why would you want to ruin a bunch of perfectly good wood? I was thinking they could go into self-tattooing...

    Dec 10, 2018 at 9:03 AM