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  1. Tom replied to the thread When should I upgrade my tortoise enclosure?.

    ASAP. He needs something around 4x8' or larger now.

    Dec 7, 2019 at 6:01 PM
  2. Tom replied to the thread For Those Who Have a Young Sulcata....

    If you are looking for a tortoise ID, please start a new thread and post your picture there.

    Dec 7, 2019 at 6:00 PM
  3. Tom replied to the thread Closed Chambers.

    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/building-your-own-expanded-pvc-enclosed-chamber-–-for-beginners.159220/

    Dec 7, 2019 at 4:25 PM
  4. Tom replied to the thread Closed Chambers.

    I bought mine from Animal Plastics. I'm extremely happy with their products and customer service. My only problem is that it takes...

    Dec 7, 2019 at 4:19 PM
  5. Tom replied to the thread Uvb light.

    False advertising. I would not use that bulb over a tortoise, and it is not going to meet your tortoises UV needs. I would also not...

    Dec 7, 2019 at 1:57 PM
  6. Tom liked method89's post in the thread Food Shopping / Soaking Tote Update :].

    @Kapidolo Farms (website has no spaces) sells dried cactus(rehydrate as needed) as well other tort friendly food tortoisesupply.com...

    Dec 7, 2019 at 1:07 PM
  7. Tom replied to the thread Many Thanks & A Few Questions.

    The new stuff is more like feeding a healthy salad to a kid, and the old stuff is more like pizza and ice cream. Not nutritionally, but...

    Dec 7, 2019 at 11:09 AM
  8. Tom replied to the thread Outdoor box turtle enclosure size.

    For an adult turtle of that size, I like something 30x30'. As a minimum 8x8 or 10x10'.

    Dec 7, 2019 at 7:53 AM
  9. Tom replied to the thread Bulbs keep breaking!.

    In addition to the possibility of over tightening, is the dome big enough to protect the bulb from touching anything? In other words, is...

    Dec 6, 2019 at 6:14 PM
  10. Tom replied to the thread My Russian tort wants to brumate but I don't have the resources..

    I would not use the artificially colored types of mulch. Just plain cypress mulch or plain fir bark (aka: orchid bark). Or the coir if...

    Dec 6, 2019 at 6:06 PM
  11. Tom liked Sterant's post in the thread Using antibiotics for other tortoise?.

    Though there are certainly instances where it was administered safely and effectively, I have personally seen a range of reactions to...

    Dec 6, 2019 at 3:47 PM
  12. Tom replied to the thread My Russian tort wants to brumate but I don't have the resources..

    Cypress mulch is fine. When you said dirt from the store, I thought you meant soil. And soil is not necessarily contaminated with...

    Dec 6, 2019 at 3:47 PM
  13. Tom replied to the thread Heat and UA Lamps.

    Hello and welcome. I've got several things to tell you: First and foremost, this is a tropical species of tortoise. There is no cold...

    Dec 6, 2019 at 1:01 PM
  14. Tom replied to the thread My Russian tort wants to brumate but I don't have the resources..

    Your choices are to keep him up and warm, or hibernate him at the correct consistent temps. I mini-fridge on craggiest would probably...

    Dec 6, 2019 at 12:49 PM
  15. Tom replied to the thread Using antibiotics for other tortoise?.

    If he's 3.3 ounces (95 grams), we can eliminate "Breeder Failure Syndrome". You keep humidity up by stopping it from leaving through...

    Dec 6, 2019 at 12:39 PM