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    Pancake female legs not working…..😳

    My female pancake is not moving around. She typically would hide for days. Come out only when nobody was around. Now she is staying in the same spot, wherever I place her. Still there the next day. But. She isn’t losing weight. Actually gaining few grams…. Looks healthy other than her legs...
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    Leopard tortoise egg excavation.

    I assume the tutorial will be old hat for most of you but I videoed it for some lesser tortoise fans. Still thought I’d share. she laid 17 eggs earlier this summer. In 2 clutches. None were fertile. Hopefully some of these are. fingers crossed
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    Question about incubation

    Yes. Sorry I forgot to specify these would be Leo eggs….
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    Question about incubation

    So my incubator does a pretty good job of keeping the correct temperature but the humidity always seems to be in the low to mid 90s I scrape the condensation off the inside of the door but I didn’t want the vermiculite to dry out completely. Where the eggs are bedded. question is should I put...
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    Leopard tortoise egg laying story

    Thanks for the advice I was just so afraid that if anything bothered her she would stop laying and I do not want her to become egg bound I lost a Greek tortoise years ago because she couldn’t find a suitable nest in her habitat and she was egg bound and died
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    Leopard tortoise egg laying story

    Last night my 10-year-old female leopard tortoise. “Thor” decided to give us a clutch of 10 eggs. 3 1/2 weeks ago she laid and I did not know and ended up digging the nest up with my tractor. I saw her digging and checked after she left the nest site but I could not dig the ground with my...
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    Pancake tortoise laid an egg today!

    I totally was NOT ready! Had to rush an incubator Im hoping 2 days in the tortoise shed around 80 degrees will suffice until I get the incubator set up. one question for any of you out there..... how can I possibly keep track of her egg deposits if she decides to bury them? This one was on...
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    New/renovated tortoise shed

    Been working hard to create a new. Much larger indoor enclosure for my torts. my 18 year old Sulcata now has 300 sqft of indoor heated space. And my 8 year old Leo now has 100 sqft. Dirt floors, uvb, heat lamps, heat pads, mist king mister on auto, Indoor cement soaking pond. Plus. I have...
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    Too good to be true Aldabra?

    That’s got to be a scam. That animal is NOT 25 lbs. not 17”. And worth way more even at the size shown.
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    New pancakes today

    Picked up a couple, literary a couple, of pancakes today. Hope they enjoy their new enclosure. Male has been feeding already which is good news. Female seems much more shy.
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    What are the best UVB bulbs going right now?

    What are the best UVB bulbs going right now. Best bang for the buck. I have Leo’s and a sulcata. Thanks
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    Slight damage to corner of my Sulcatas carapace.

    That’s what I was hoping you’d say. Thank you!
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    Slight damage to corner of my Sulcatas carapace.

    Here they are. Didn’t go through last time
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    Slight damage to corner of my Sulcatas carapace.

    Pics of shell damage. Here is the carapace damage. Any thoughts? Also a couple pics of his enclosure
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    Slight damage to corner of my Sulcatas carapace.

    My 17 year old sulcata, Oscar, has somehow damaged the corner of his carapace. I think it’s from his burrow. He has about a 10’ deep burrow with rocks down there and I think as he was digging he had trouble turning around and smashed the corner of his shell. It looks ok. Not to bad but I...
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    Help sexing my Leopard

    Makes sense, that’s kinda what I was thinking too. Thanks
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    Help sexing my Leopard

    Hello everyone. Haven’t been on the forum for a long time. Have a Leo names Thor... kids named him when he was a ping pong ball size. [emoji51] Now he is about 7/8 years old. 9” or so long. (Slow growing due to he can only be outside 4-5 months a year.) And I’m thinking Thor May be a...
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    Where did everyone get their tortoises?

    He’s actually really small for his age. I live in the far North east so he can only get outside to graze about 4/5 months so he has extremely slow growth. Healthy. But slow He’s about 80lbs I think. I think I will weigh him this weekend! ;)
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    Where did everyone get their tortoises?

    Thanks for the confirmation, although very sad, they were good folks. Well versed in turtle and tortoise breeding and keeping. Your RF’s are beautiful. I love when people have had their Torts for the entire life of the specimen. And when we know where and who they came from. So much better...
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    Where did everyone get their tortoises?

    I got my Sulcata from Abbots turtle farm in Cocoa Beach FL. He was a ping pong ball sized treasure .... I could be wrong but I think The Abbots May have passed away? Seems like i heard that. But They were very nice and helpful. Now , 16 Year’s later. Oscar likes to play chase with our...
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