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  1. erinbug

    Ornate wood turtle?

    Found this little guy in a box on the side of the road the other day. I believe he’s a Central American Painted/Ornate Wood Turtle? Think he’s a he but unsure, don’t think he’s quite grown yet. I took him home and got him set up in a 5ft tub with coconut fiber, cypress mulch, and bark. Large...
  2. erinbug

    Redfoot shell rot

    I discovered shell rot on my guy yesterday; there was a lot of the white substance I’ve read about and I immediately went out to get an antiseptic cleaner, providine iodine, and antifungal ointment. Today the white stuff seems to be gone but this black spot remains - is this serious? It’s not...
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    Dry head?

    This is probably just me being paranoid but Tortellini’s head has been looking a little dry - his tank is at about 75% humidity and his heat mid 80s. I bathe him several times a week and he’s always climbing into his water dish and dunking his head. He burrows a LOT which is what I’m thinking it...
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    Turtle rescue

    Found this guy (a slider of some sort I think) boogieing across a busy road the other day and relocated him to a creek a couple miles away (the only water area nearby). He was surprisingly friendly about traveling but got shy upon relocation.
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    Stone humidifier?

    Has anyone tried these for small enclosure humidity? Since they're so cheap I was thinking of giving it a go, it seems like it could only be beneficial since it's natural and electricity-free
  6. erinbug

    Petco pyramiding

    Hello! I'm new here and also have a post about my enclosure in the Introductions thread but had a question about RF shell pyramiding. I'm buying my juvenile redfoot today from Petco - the guy there didn't seem to know much but said it was a couple years old. He's still small, maybe 6 inches...
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    Adopting my first RF tortoise today!

    Hello, My name is Erin and I've been prowling this forum for about a month while setting up my first redfoot tortoise enclosure! Our Petco has had a RF juvenile for several years and I've finally decided to bite the bullet and rescue the little guy from his much-too-cramped tank. And today is...