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  1. Yossarian

    Fire hardened wood

    Use pvc end caps screw the end caps to the top and bottom and slip the tube in no need for glue.
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    Am I doing it right?

    doesnt look very secure to me, potential for a tort to wedge itself under it.
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    Black spot on undershell

    Sand is a definite no no, a lot of people will tell you completely wrong info, be very careful what you listen to, pet stores and most breeders are not good sources for info, often Vets are not either. For substrate you should be using fir bark or coco coir only, no soil, sand, rocks...
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    baby greek tortoise poop problem

    Looks a bit like undigested moss. Are you using any in your enclosure?
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    Desert tortoise scutes indented

    He cant cause his scutes to concave by applying pressure, there is a thick boney plate under the scutes. I see what you mean on the cervical scutes. He could be damaging his shell and diggin a concave in it, It doesnt look like that to me but the pics are not super clear. Tort is very dry I...
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    Please help! Possible R.I.

    Definately dont supplement Vit A, almost all the food torts eat is high in vitamin A, unless your tort is malnourished it is highly unlikely to be that, and vitamin A overdose comes with its own problems, this is actually a good indication in my opinion, that this vet doesnt have a good...
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    Baby stopped eating, still very active

    Lambs lettuce is not a bad food, it can make up a regular part of your torts diet, it is high in moisture content so may result in soft stools but it isnt really a type of lettuce and seems to provide a decent level of nutrition. The key is variation, if your having to supplement with store...
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    Respiritory Infection

    I agree with Wellingtons advice. Respiratory infections in torts should be treated in part by increasing your temps into the upper part of the range and keeping them there day and night, if your tort is on a table that is a big part of your problem, you say its 20 degrees in the cool end but at...
  9. Yossarian

    Does anyone else’s tortoise sleep like this?

    I wonder if the big island torts do it, Id be willing to bet all the rest do.
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    Is this that dreaded, vile yellow bump issue?

    I just read that snapping turtles can survive in cold water without access to the surface for more than 100 days. They are able to absorb the minimal amounts of oxygen needed through their cloaca. Example of this would be ice capped pond. Pretty impressive.
  11. Yossarian

    Am I doing it right?

    Thanks Mark, I certainly wouldnt argue with you about Sulcata, or any other torts really, your experience far exceeds my own, I just thought this tort was showing the same tell tale signs, though I agree, not as severely.
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    Am I doing it right?

    If you have only had this tort a little while then it definately came to you in this condition, these kinds of things dont develop overnight, and they dont fix overnight. Soaking is just as important as humidity, I would make sure those daily soaks are 30-45 minutes or double them up if you...
  13. Yossarian

    Am I doing it right? Your Torts condition is basically the same as this torts. Your enclosure is different, I think at the very least you need to add more cover for the tort, and it looks dry to me but its just a pic. The...
  14. Yossarian

    Male or female?

    Too small, too young. 14 inches, sometimes 16 or more before they can be reliably sexed, if it is a male you may see its penis before this however. Are you keeping the two torts in the same enclosure? Any Chance we could see some pics of your torts and enclosure?
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    Egyptian Tortoise - Cloacal Prolapse?

    Looks normal to me, it’s red and angry because it’s engorged with blood.
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    Please help . Tortoise is spazzing out

    They flap their legs and head around when they are upside down, in order to try and right themselves, they will do it when held upside down as well.
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    Help! Are these ridges on a baby Sulcata Normal?

    this seems awfully small for these torts, am I missing something?
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    Help! Are these ridges on a baby Sulcata Normal?

    Really good looking sulcata!