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    Tortoise is no longer active

    Thanks, I've tried extremely hard to take the best care I can of this tortoise. I love the little guy and hope he will be alright. Thank you for your input.
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    Tortoise is no longer active

    Hi Everyone I have a 2 year old Marginated tortoise. Has always been very active. I went on vacation for 4 days, came back and the last couple days he wont come out of his shell for anything. Wont bask, eat or drink. I left him a whole head of lettuce and a full dish of water. He ate most of the...
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    Enclosure Temperature

    Hi @KarenSoCal , thank you very much for the help, everyone is teaching me a lot on this website. I will return the humidifier. I wanted to give it a shot because I was struggling to keep the humidity where I wanted without it. I will use your method to keep the humidity. Also now that I have...
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    Enclosure Temperature

    Hi. Here is the enclosure. The tortoise is current outside w/shade and water available inside a safe outdoor enclosure while I work on his indoor one. I have a 100w heating element and a bulb I bought from the pet store. I've been told to use a regular hardware store bulb so I will be replacing...
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    Ok I posted a thread and tagged you in it. First time trying to tag someone, so hopefully I did...

    Ok I posted a thread and tagged you in it. First time trying to tag someone, so hopefully I did it right.
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    Enclosure Temperature

    Hi @Tom I have a yearling marginated I posted for about a week ago. I bought a glass terrarium like you recommended to help keep better control of the humidity. This terrarium is much taller than the box I was using so my 100w ceramic heating element is only getting the basking spot to about...
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    Hi Tom I have a yearling marginated I posted for about a week ago. I bought a glass terrarium...

    Hi Tom I have a yearling marginated I posted for about a week ago. I bought a glass terrarium like you recommended to help keep better control of the humidity. This terrarium is much taller than the box I was using so my 100w ceramic heating element is only getting the basking spot to about 86F...
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    Tortoise Enclosure Cleaning

    Hi I'm buying a used vivarium for my yearling tortoise. Should I just wash it out with hot water and scrub it or is there any other disinfecting procedures I should do?
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    Torotoise Shell Health

    Wow thank you very much for the reply and all the information. I've seen you respond on other people's threads and appreciate the help and honesty. I came to learn and got taught. Looks like I have to change a lot of what I am doing and take a much different approach to things. I will read...
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    Torotoise Shell Health

    Hi everyone I'm pretty new to the forum and have a yearling marginated tortoise that I got as a hatchling last August. He seems very active and healthy, but I'm curious what you all think about how his shell is coming along and if you guys see any signs of pyramidding? I would like to hear...
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    Tortoise Yearling Outdoor

    Hi everyone. I have a yearling Marginated tortoise that I got August 2020 when it was a hatchling. I did a lot of research before acquiring him and believe I've built a very good temporary indoor encloser for him(until it's big enough to live outside). Seems very healthy and active. For the...
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