As a resident in Michigan, I I am very appreciative of this post.
I have been doing similar care techniques for the last seven years and I can honestly agree that it works. My Michigan boys are smooth and healthy.
I also find it incredibly frustrating when southern caregivers place...
I agree with above. Closed chambers is the way to go. I’m in Michigan so it’s very cold here as well. I used to struggle with temps until I added a tent top. Seen below in the pictures. I used a Lifetime Raised Garden Bed with tent top.
You can search amazon and find tent tops to somehow add on...
Even if they’ve been housed together for years, it doesn’t mean it’s ok unfortunately. To the untrained eye, you could be missing signs of stress or bullying.
Also, like Tom said, pairs are a recipe for disaster. They don’t need friends. They will thrive more without the competition for space...
He a very handsome fella!
Personally I would try to cover the whole enclosure if possible. Otherwise you will loose heat and humidity.
Humidity is very important if you want his shell to grow smooth and not bumpy. You can learn about “pyramiding” here on the forum.
Also good variety in his...
One more thing about substrate.
You are correct is saying they can get shell fungus from too much moisture.
Don’t stress about it!
Your entire enclosure doesnt have to be 80-90 humidity.
What you want is a decent ambient humidity like 60% and some nice humid hides.
If you accidentally...
Hi there! Congrats on your new addition!
Let me start by saying Redfoots are incredible tortoises! I’ve had my boys for 7 years now and they are simply the best.😁
If you look here on the forum under South American Tortoises, you will find tons of info on good setups and proper...
They are definitely not 3 months old. More like 2 years old. They’re still a bit young to determine sex. You’ll get a better guess at 5-6 years old.
Right now that one on the left is looking female because of the rounded anal scutes.