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  1. MikeCow1

    Help. male or female or still too small.

    Thanks, that's what I was thinking, and hoping
  2. MikeCow1

    Help. male or female or still too small.

    Need a little help here. This one is almost 7" and by that size my positive male had a huge tail. This one is staying small. What do you think.
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    Outdoor Redfoot enclosure

    I used the same timbers for my box turtle enclosures. I connected the bottom three by drilling holes all the way through by either end and then driving a 24" rebar through and deep into the ground. The top piece was connected using the 4" deck screw.
  4. MikeCow1

    Is this a Russian or a Greek

    She has 4, So she is a Russian. Golden Greek and Marginated have 5. Thanks for your help.
  5. MikeCow1

    Is this a Russian or a Greek

    Four, but so does my Golden Greek, on his back feet. As does my marginated
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    Is this a Russian or a Greek

    She's right about the same size as the others
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    Bad day for baby.

    I had that happen with baby box turtles. Luckily it was only the shell the other ate part of, not an eye.
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    Is this a Russian or a Greek

    I never noticed before that one of my female Russians has some pretty hefty spurs. Much bigger than the other Russians. It made me wonder if she could be a Greek or maybe a hybrid. Here's a couple pics. Opninions?
  9. MikeCow1

    Kane mat question.

    What temperature should the mats be set at?
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    Kane mat question.

    I've been curious about the temperature with these, too. I have mine on the floor of a doghouse with the rheostat set to low. On low it's 112 degrees F according to my infrared gun. The leopards seems to love it, but it always seemed to me that was too high. So, that is not too high of a...
  11. MikeCow1

    Red Foot Substrates?

    I use a mix of coir and cypress mulch. Still a little messy, but nothing like it was with straight coir. Been thinking about switching to orchid bark just to try it, seem kind of splintery though
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    Suggestions for changes

    I thought it was only this kind of coil uvb. Live and learn, I guess
  13. MikeCow1

    which of these plants are tortoise safe?

    Most of those are poisonous, at least to cats and dogs, I wouldn't chance it. Some cacti are excellent tortoise food.
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    Coco coir users, does your tort get it stuck everywhere too?

    I don't know, they don't have wings or fly and look a lot like wood mites. Very tiny, smaller than springtails and kind of tan colored. Whatever they are there's tons of them crawling all over. Not seeing any on the tort so far.
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    EcoGlow by Brinsea

    I didn't see where it says how warm it does make the animals under it. Does it make them hot enough is what I wonder.
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    Coco coir users, does your tort get it stuck everywhere too?

    I'm trying different substrates because my little torts always want to dig in the coir and it ends up stuck all over them, face, eyes and all. But so far all do pretty much the same. Next up orchid bark, small grade. Thought most of my mite problem was from the coir, too. Even after freezing it...
  17. MikeCow1

    Mazuri for box turtle?

    I keep trying Tortoise Mazuri with mine. They won't touch it. Maybe eventually
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    Put some Betadine (Povidone-iodine) on it to quickly kill of the fungus. After it dries put on some anti-fungal cream like clotrimazole. Only use the Betadine for a day or two, but use the cream for about a week to 10 days. Should take care of it. Redfoots get shell-rot pretty easily so make...
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    Founds some new plants.

    "The only sedum to avoid is sedum Acre. *sedum Acre*. "