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If the temperatures and UVB lights are all correct, then it is ok for your tortoise to be burrowing for that long. If you start getting concerned just check those two things just to be sure everything is ok.
My tortoise sleeps and burrows a lot too. But he moves places every couple of hours so...
I love the name!
Water should be offered ALL THE TIME, they know when to drink and when not to drink, or when they don't want to drink. Just make sure the dish you are providing doesn't allow them to get stuck or is too deep!
Also the pellets are not recommended on the forum because...
I would try a new UVB tube, the only way to know for sure is if you own a UV meter (which I don't have, I just go off of if my tort is sleeping more or if it's been 6mo). Sometimes the UVB gives out earlier than 6mo but it still produced light.
My tortoise literally gets pissed at me if I give him too much attention. Like I can walk by all day long but if I like touch and hold him for too long, he buries himself for a full day!
Just provide the correct environment and provide food and water!!!
Thank you for telling me that, I was under the wrong impression.
Would it be better to switch my focus to how hatchlings are raised incorrectly(like in dry conditions), then sold? Explaining the unintentional harmful effects?
But aren’t tortoises still captured and sold in different countries...
I am taking a Speech class, and speaking about the malpractices in the tortoise industry.
I am going to focus on the consumers point of view, and the point of view from “producers” with a focus on most tortoises being wild caught.
From the consumer point of view, I want to...