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  1. koathetort

    Dropped Onto Grass

    Absolutely. I literally haven’t seen any kids in over a year and a half (since Covid) and I just didn’t think about it. Honestly, it’s very doubtful I’ll let a kid hold him again. Thanks for the tips :)
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    Dropped Onto Grass

    Hi all, I don’t know what I was thinking but today I let my neighbour's granddaughter hold my ~2 year old leopard and she dropped him. Its totally my fault, she’s only 5 and I really should have known better. He was about at her waist height, and as I said she’s 5 so I doubt it was more than...
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    Happy First Birthday Koa!

    Koa is officially a year old! As of this morning, she’s 163g, and is active and eating tons! Her second layer of white is starting to come in, and she’s so stinking cute. I made a “cake” for her out of mazuri ls, black kale, cactus and dried hibiscus. Happy birthday Koa!
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    Help! Silicone for Enclosures? Aquarium safe?

    Thanks so much for your reply, I really appreciate it! The container does say “100% silicone” and doesn’t say anything about mould resistance, just gives a 10 year guarantee. I looked up the compound on the back, and it looks to be a polymer cross linker to make the silicone stronger and dry...
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    Help! Silicone for Enclosures? Aquarium safe?

    Hi everyone, I recently built a new enclosure for my baby leopard tortoise koa, and used the silicone pictured below, “mono silicone pro”. I didn’t realize that there were different types or that there was a specific one for aquariums, but now I’m worried. It was allowed to cure for over a...
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    Hello from Koa!

    Thank you!! I’m certainly trying my absolute best to make sure she’s as happy and healthy as possible :)
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    Hello from Koa!

    Hi everyone! Koa came home about 5 weeks ago, and I just wanted to show “her” off! She was 100g exactly when she got home, and is now 124g as of Sunday! I finished building and monitoring her new enclosure for temps humidity, etc. about a week ago and put her in, and she loves it. It’s about...
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    Anyone willing to ship organic mulberry leaves to me?

    Hey @leoturt any way you’d be willing to send some to me too? I can pay :)
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    Thanks, I appreciate it!

    Thanks, I appreciate it!
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    Wood Stain? Paint?

    Hi everyone! Can you use wood stain or paint on the outside and the inside of a wooden enclosure? I know fumes can be incredibly harmful, is there a certain brand that works best? I would prefer to use stain rather than paint. Should I just not paint or stain it at all? Thanks in advance...
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    Hello from Koa the Leopard!

    Sure have! Probably read it 20 times at this point, haha!
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    Hello from Koa the Leopard!

    Thank you! The breeder definitely wasn’t the issue, he’s great and has raised hundreds of babies over many years. Doesn’t start them dry, soaks twice a day, and super knowledgeable about everything. No one could figure out what was going on with my last baby, it broke my heart when she passed away.
  13. koathetort

    Hi Tom, I have a couple questions for you: -for you flood bulbs, do you use dome fixtures to...

    Hi Tom, I have a couple questions for you: -for you flood bulbs, do you use dome fixtures to house them in? -would you recommend 5.0 or 10.0 reptisun T5 HO tube lighting? Thanks in advance!
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    Hello from Koa the Leopard!

    Hi there! My name is Kate, and I’m located on the west coast of BC, Canada. I’m about to be the proud owner of a beautiful 9 month old high white leopard tortoise. She’s extremely well started and is growing like a weed at her breeders house until I’m back from vacation! I had a baby leo that...