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  1. Tom liked Yvonne G's post in the thread Baby sulcata not eating.

    Please don't be offended. We seem to be picking you apart, but it's for your baby's benefit. Here's what I see: Those curly shaped...

    T-5 fluorescent bulb.jpg ceramic heat emitter.jpg Apr 24, 2019 at 1:52 PM
  2. Tom liked Markw84's post in the thread Baby sulcata not eating.

    With the enclosure sitting on the floor, and lights/heat on only one side, it is probably too cold for a sulcata. The coolest part of...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 1:52 PM
  3. Tom liked Markw84's post in the thread Baby sulcata not eating.

    A picture of your sulcata and the enclosure would help us give a more definitive answer. Also the types of lights and heating you are...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 1:51 PM
  4. Tom liked Markw84's post in the thread Is 40F degrees too cold for a Sulcata?.

    I think many people confuse the behavior of a tortoise by interpreting it incorrectly. A tortoise uses the ground for temperature...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 12:01 PM
  5. Tom replied to the thread May I know what is this plant.

    I don't know what species of plant it is, but if it was purchased at a store, it won't be safe to ffed to your tortoise. Decorative...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 11:53 AM
  6. Tom liked Markw84's post in the thread Baby Burmese Stars Growing Smooth..

    Yes, I am also very interested in the second half of their first year - when the bone seems to be more ossified in the upper shell....

    Apr 24, 2019 at 11:51 AM
  7. Tom replied to the thread ***Incubation Help***.

    Yes they can be fertile. You can see signs as early as the first week or two of incubation. Chalking, color change inside the egg, and...

    Apr 24, 2019 at 6:53 AM
  8. Tom liked wellington's post in the thread Hey, need answer (Too Cold?).

    Also if you can, go back to the pet store and let them know that they ID your tortoise wrong and that they need to do better or don't...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 8:59 PM
  9. Tom liked TylerStewart's post in the thread Are these weeds edible for my baby sulcata tort?.

    Number 7 we always called "thorn lettuce," it's a favorite around here. I've heard it called "prickly lettuce" or "bitter lettuce" also....

    Apr 23, 2019 at 6:26 PM
  10. Tom replied to the thread Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii).

    I agree with Yvonne, and I would add that I don't think they would do well in your state even if it was legal. In my experience, this...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 6:25 PM
  11. Tom liked Yvonne G's post in the thread Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii).

    They can only legally be found in their home state, and cannot be bought or sold. It is also illegal to breed or artificially hatch the...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 6:22 PM
  12. Tom liked Yvonne G's post in the thread Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii).

    Yes, you can legally adopt them in their home state (rescued, injured or otherwise ending up in private hands), but you have to keep...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 6:22 PM
  13. Tom replied to the thread Baby Burmese Stars Growing Smooth..

    The ones I initially bought and the ones I hatched were all perfect for about 6 months. Only then did I start to see a hint of...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 11:41 AM
  14. Tom liked Markw84's post in the thread Baby Burmese Stars Growing Smooth..

    Spending over 5 decades trying to figure out pyramiding, it is such a pleasure now to see how smooth we can grow tortoises. Especially...

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  15. Tom replied to the thread Animal Plastics T100.

    The litter dam is not for digging. Its so that you can open the door for maintenance and not have to worry about the tortoise falling...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 11:37 AM