I feel your pain. when I got my baby sulcata, the pet store sold me all the wrong products and gave me basically the same info as you. "No water. not even a water dish because the humidity could kill him. They get all their water through their food." This particular store has an 11 year old...
It's funny that you call it the "dead tortoise pose" lol. the first week I had my little guy, I noticed him doing this and totally freaked out. "OMG what did I do? Is he dead? Is he sick?! What happened?!" Now that I'm used to it I think it's adorable when he sleeps in silly/awkward positions.
Thanks everyone for your welcomes! I'm so glad I found this forum. So much helpful information, I feel like Bowser is going to be much better of because of it. :D
The substrate is a light layer of orchid bark on top of plain topsoil
lol, the hide is not an actual tortoise shell, it's a fake ceramic one. I thought it was a little morbid at first too, but my boyfriend bought it for me, so I figured I might as well use it.
I have a plastic storage lid that I use to cover most of the enclosure to keep in the humidity. I had...
New here so I'll post some pics of my current setup and Bowser. Hopefully this works!
this is Bowser's current setup until I get my tax return. Then I plan on making him a large closed-chamber enclosure :D
And here's my little guy, charging the camera!