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Busy as usual. I’m hoping 2020 everything will be sorted regarding my house, then I can concentrate on torts again.
Yvonne. I know many will disagree. But I am absolutely convinced these animals need high protein at a young age. Yes hydration too, but if I don’t feed protein they pyramid at...
I’ve tried this. Anyone out there. Try this with northern redfoots. You’ll get mixed results. Forget Brazilians. They grow smooth easily. The northern redfoots are a pain to grow smooth. I’m guessing sullies and Indians are the same.
I keep saying I’ll get some updated photos but never get around it. I’ve got a bit of tidying up to do and refresh some stuff. On the whole it’s the same as it was at the start, minus the plants. Plants just get eaten so I’ve given up on them.
The bloody things just keep breeding if I don’t...
Sorry. Can’t help.
It doesn’t look like rubbing to me. The light coloured area around the areola looks to be thinning. Also some of the coastal scutecare that colour in the centre of the areola.
I would get to a vet ASAP.
How big is the tort?
Use a 2” layer of moist coir, then cover about half the enclosure with orchid bark and/or cypress mulch. Use your water dish to maintain humidity levels. The evaporation will do the job for you. Add 2 dishes if need be.
Do not let the substrate get over wet and stagnant...
I think this tortoise has mixed breeding of northern and Brazilian redfoot. The carapace and facial morph look northern. Leg scales are sparse like a Brazilian, head coloration is of Brazilian, plastron is kind of mixed, looks northern but with Brazilian marbling.
Hi Mark. We’ve not spoke for a while. My life is demanding at the moment:rolleyes:.
A while back we were talking about how torts can still pyramid later in life. I’m not convinced. I think there is a point where as long as the bone is strong and healthy the keratin can not dictate...
You can pretty much do what you want with a redfoot and they grow smooth for first 4 to 6 months. Then things change.
I’ve had only 2 that it was obvious they were going to pyramid within a month or two of hatching. All others have been smooth up until around 5 months old. I’ve tried every...
Not sure I’m understanding this last sentence correctly.
What you are saying is an active tortoise has the adrenaline running and therefore a balance of fluid and mineral circulation with the higher blood flow. Wouldn’t a tortoise that is more fearful through anxiety of...
I’ve had an absolute nightmare with these babies.
I’ve lost 10 of them now. I have some sort of virus going around. Had 1 euthanised for a post mortam which came back inconclusive.
I have 2 of them separated from the other 12 at the moment because they were showing sign of...