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  1. JackieJax

    Positive associations?

    Oooo I do believe that I need a video of you doing all of that... purely for academic purposes
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    Positive associations?

    So I've been trying to bribe Tortimer to "like" me... or at least have a positive association with me. He has all of his needs met... night box, day shed, large grass and tortiose/cat friendly plant covered backyard, well fed. He doesn't like me petting his shell (no way he'll let me pet his...
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    Tortoise Won't Move-Please Help.

    How long does he take to just give up on being grumpy about the temp change?
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    Tortoise Won't Move-Please Help.

    @ZEROPILOT @Yvonne G Yay!!!! I was looking up what to do about my Sulcata staying in one place and not moving unless I move him. Then I got invested in this thread. Lol wooo for Oil
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    Tortoise Won't Move-Please Help.

    I know this is a super old thread, but did Oil ever get better? I'm having the same issue with my Sulcata
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    Outdoor sulcata in the NJ winter? (Will my enclosure plan work?)

    Wooo so it's possible! I've temporarily moved to Utah and the person who was going to watch my Tortimer while out here for two years backed out and I can't part with him like folks have suggested. So I've been building him a winter home, though felt bad about having him in a snowy state for a...
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    Outdoor sulcata in the NJ winter? (Will my enclosure plan work?)

    I agree with you. Building a proper night box cost me around $800. The shed I'm currently building is about to pass the $2k mark here pretty soon
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    Outdoor sulcata in the NJ winter? (Will my enclosure plan work?)

    Where are your sulcatas located?
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    Outdoor sulcata in the NJ winter? (Will my enclosure plan work?)

    I've started construction on my Sulcatas winter home attachment myself. I should be done in another weekend or so and test how well it does.
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    Tortimer is just awesome... even though he hates me

    Tortimer hates being soaked. I do it, but he hates it. I recently got him a kiddie pool thinking maybe more space than a bath tub, large storage container, etc would help... but then I learned that though he acts like he can't go up a ramp to the little garden I made him... he can certainly...
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    Tortimer is just awesome... even though he hates me

    Hahaha that's sooo funny. I was looking through the forum with the search of "does my tortiose hate me" "why does my tortiose hate me" "tortiose hate" and most of the results popped up under the Russian tortiose tags hahahaha So with my Sulcata there is still hope? He's 5 and I got him over 8...
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    Tortimer is just awesome... even though he hates me

    He still won't let me pet him, but I still love him. LoL
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    5 year old doesnt want to be in the heat

    Before I received him, the original owners "hibernated" him with their desert tortiose. When I got him, I had already read otherwise. So I'm also wondering since he was raised with much colder temperatures and having to go without food and water for so long out of the year, if that could have...
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    5 year old doesnt want to be in the heat

    Wooo!!! I lowered the temperature to 80 and he started going back to his home on his own. I did completely clean out his house on Monday and he was very upset with me. I've never heard him grunt and walk around his house so much. After a few hours I threw in one of his dirty coconut fiber...
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    5 year old doesnt want to be in the heat

    I always felt a little weird about how people believe reptiles are. Most people believe reptiles are unloving and incapable of a lot of ways of thinking and emotions... just as they did with dogs and all other animals until this most recent century. But perhaps it's wishful thinking to think...
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    Snowbirding with a a sulcata

    I understand this struggle. I've asked a similar question before because my husband and I have to move to Utah temporarily from Southern California for 5 years. Because I'm serious about all of my promises I make to any life buddy (all pets) giving him up was not an option. I've never given up...
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    5 year old doesnt want to be in the heat

    Lol I was talking about myself... as a human lol
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    5 year old doesnt want to be in the heat

    My habitat is around 100-110 degrees in the summer. Between 50-70 degrees during the winter. But I indeed find that I like 68-72 degrees the best. LoL
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    5 year old doesnt want to be in the heat

    Thank you everyone! I'll lower the temp to 80 and make sure he's inside for the night. You are all awesome!
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    5 year old doesnt want to be in the heat

    That makes a lot of sense. Because a couple of days prior to the last couple of nights that I mentioned, he was sleeping close to his door. (Though the door is insulated and once he's locked in for the night it gets all to the same temperature within 10 or so minutes
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