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    Heat Lighting

    Just to give you guys an update since increasing my temps up by a degree or two Jerri is like a new tortoise! Also gained about 4 grams. He’s very active and is having various runs about during the day! Thanks
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    Heat Lighting

    Thanks that gives me some confidence in upping the temps even more didn’t want to cook the poor thing! I’ll up them further and get back to you if nothing changes in the coming days. Thanks for you advice I’ll post threads and pictures in my next reply if needed.
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    Heat Lighting

    Hi Guys, Jerri is much more active in the last week and has started eating more again I put it down to the weather change! However I’m finding he’s out early to his lamp and doesn’t want to move out of it. After a bath he’ll pop over for a small quick feed then back to the lamp. It’s rare that...
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    Changing Substrate!

    just popped him in the food dish and I get the… yes… and…. Look 🤦‍♂️
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    Changing Substrate!

    Hi guys just as an update since I changed the substrate I’ve noticed Jerri has increased hiding a lot! He gets up in the morning for a bask and quick nibble (eating a lot less) then a bask and generally then hides for the remainder of the day. He’s still responsive if I pick him out, and...
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    Where Jerri Gone?

    Just right if the block you can see his head popping out under the temp probe 😅
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    Where Jerri Gone?

    After the change of substrate to appears Jerri really enjoys to dig! Jerri disappeared around 4 PM yesterday and we had a good look this morning to no avail! Now the temps are getting up it was like playing where’s Wally or Waldo for those of you in the states! Can you spot Jerri!?
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    Changing Substrate!

    It is coco coir - I meant that not soil 😬
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    Changing Substrate!

    With the previous substrate I used some slate chips around the water dish but the sand was just terrible as it was too fine. I’m at work tomorrow, so I won’t get chance to watch over his habits tomorrow but will look at it Tuesday. I can tell it’s made the world of difference already! I might...
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    Baby sulcata keep flipping over non stop.

    Welcome to the forum! Don’t feel attacked for asking for help and getting straight taking information. People are just constructive. When you spend time on something and people say it’s wrong it does feel that way but your doing that work for a living creature that your not well informed enough...
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    Changing Substrate!

    After a good bask Jerri found a new hidey spot. Im pretty sure that’ll be the spot for tonight 😍
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    Changing Substrate!

    That’s a good idea. I think I may add a little more soil to the mix next time. It looked fine at the time but when I added some moisture it does seem that the finer soil has settled at the bottom. I guess that’s fairly normal to happen given the mix. Certainly so much better for maintaining...
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    Changing Substrate!

    Thanks! I normally have a few bits of slate in the dish. Just didn’t put them back in yet as they’re soaking from the clean out. I will sink the dish in further, though it’s fairly level the camera is right above the dish if you look at the other picture it might be clearer that it’s more level...
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    Changing Substrate!

    So after reading the feedback give. To other enclosures I too found Jerri not enjoying the sand mix I first bought. Too dusty and dry and the little stones I also found alarmed me. So I’ve made some changes and these are the results. Just giving Jerri a nice bath then popping torty back in.
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