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  1. Tom liked ricks45's post in the thread Shell attachment to prevent getting stuck on back?.

    My 2 kept climbing the sides of their enclosures and flipping on their backs when they were little, so I installed a board that was high...

    00002.jpg Oct 19, 2019 at 12:42 PM
  2. Tom replied to the thread Carol S.- great!.

    She's a good one, that Carol. Thanks for sharing your experience with everyone.

    Oct 19, 2019 at 12:40 PM
  3. Tom liked nicoble's post in the thread Carol S.- great!.

    I just bought a hatchling from Carol S. It was an excellent experience! Communication with the seller was prompt and all my questions...

    IMG_0257.jpg Oct 19, 2019 at 12:40 PM
  4. Tom replied to the thread 2 1/2 year old Leopard Tortoise pyramiding.

    Yes.

    Oct 19, 2019 at 7:01 AM
  5. Tom replied to the thread 2 1/2 year old Leopard Tortoise pyramiding.

    Outside all day makes little ones pyramid. Climate doesn't matter. Loose in their native range might be an exception, but even captive...

    Oct 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM
  6. Tom liked nicoble's post in the thread our new Carol baby.

    We have a new baby :-) This beautiful, 2.5 months old russian hatchling joined our family 2 days ago. He/she is from Carol S. and we are...

    IMG_0240.jpeg IMG_0248.jpeg IMG_0257.jpg Oct 19, 2019 at 6:47 AM
  7. Tom replied to the thread Anyone keep collared lizards?.

    Were they handleable? Friendly?

    Oct 18, 2019 at 10:36 PM
  8. Tom replied to the thread Target training?.

    Clicker training is using "operant conditioning", paired with "classic conditioning". Pavlov's dogs was classic conditioning only.

    Oct 18, 2019 at 10:35 PM
  9. Tom replied to the thread Anyone keep collared lizards?.

    I've never kept them, but always liked them and been interested in them.

    Oct 18, 2019 at 6:29 PM
  10. Tom replied to the thread Sulcata Shed.

    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/double-door-night-box.129054/...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 10:27 PM
  11. Tom replied to the thread Can you help identify the sex of Murphy?.

    Its definitely a male or a female. In a few more years, you'll be able to tell which one for sure.

    Oct 17, 2019 at 3:29 AM
  12. Tom replied to the thread Russian tortoise not burrowing.

    They don't all burrow. If conditions are to his liking above ground, there is no need to burrow. If conditions in the soil aren't to his...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 3:28 AM
  13. Tom replied to the thread Substrate.

    Coco coir for babies and then fine grade orchid bark once they hit about 3.5 inches. No soil. No sand. No peat moss. No hay.

    Oct 17, 2019 at 3:23 AM
  14. Tom replied to the thread Shell attachment to prevent getting stuck on back?.

    Hmm... Enclosure looks big enough for that size tortoise. MVBs don't usually hurt their eyes... I wonder of the baby feels too exposed?...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 3:51 PM
  15. Tom replied to the thread Hydrating Russian Tortoises.

    I have soaked many adult Russians every day, and other species too. It does no harm. I can conclusively say that because I've done it a...

    Oct 16, 2019 at 3:47 PM