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  1. paarthurnax.tortoise

    Rose of Sharon (or other Hibiscus)?

    Thank you everybody for your comments! I think I will get a pot from Lowe's, keep it indoors over the winter, and maybe start feeding him the leaves and flowers when it gets warmer :) And thank you to everybody who offered to send me some! But I don't know how well dried leaves and flowers will...
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    Rose of Sharon (or other Hibiscus)?

    How long should I wait before giving him the flowers? I will probably buy one from the store, and it will probably have chemicals and such in them. And how often can I feed him them?
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    Rose of Sharon (or other Hibiscus)?

    I was thinking about getting some hibiscus flowers for my Russian tortoise, except I don't know if he will like them. I was wondering if anybody could ship some to me, just so that I can see if he likes them? I don't want to have to buy them, wait for a year for all the nasty stuff to go away...
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    Comment by 'paarthurnax.tortoise' in media 'Walk in the grass'

    Aww, that's adorable! She looks so much more friendly than my Russian haha.
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    Leo the Russian tortoise

    Welcome! Russian tort high-five! :D
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    Hibiscus for Russian torts?

    My local Lowe's sells Hibiscus moscheutos. Are they suitable for tortoises?
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    Hibiscus for Russian torts?

    It'll be hard for me to grow one since I live in an apartment...but I will look around for options. Thanks! :)
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    Hibiscus for Russian torts?

    I read somewhere a while ago that hibiscus flowers are good treats for Russian tortoises. Is that true? If so, where is a good place to get them? Do they like them dried as well?
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    Enrichment Ideas?

    I just let Paarthurnax out loose in my bedroom tonight for a little "walk"! He seemed to enjoy climbing over all the piles of clothes and books I have on the floor. Don't worry; I was keeping a constant eye on him to make sure he wouldn't eat anything that he's not supposed to :p I think I will...
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    Comment by 'paarthurnax.tortoise' in media 'The tortoise and the bunny'

    @Prairie Mom, this was actually the second time they met up! The bunny belongs to a friend of mine who hosts our local tortoise play dates. Paarthurnax is usually a grumpy butt, so when he let the bunny cuddle up to him, you can bet that we all had our phones out within seconds! :D
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    Enrichment Ideas?

    Hanging plants sound like a great idea! I will definitely be checking out Lowe's this weekend to see what they have :D
  12. The tortoise and the bunny

    The tortoise and the bunny

    Paarthurnax and one of his bunny buddies from tortoise play-date!
  13. Paarthurnax's Pictures!

    Paarthurnax's Pictures!

    Pictures of my Russian tortoise Paarthurnax :)
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    Enrichment Ideas?

    I tried plants, but he usually just knocks them over and uproots them. Sometimes he wears their desiccated husks (the pots) as a hat. Any ideas on keeping them firmly rooted?
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    Enrichment Ideas?

    I've been looking for habitat or toy ideas for enrichment. My tortoise is a very picky eater, so food enrichment really isn't an option since he usually turns most new things away... Does anybody have some good ideas? He does have a big basking rock, a half log hide, as well as a giant log...
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    Comment by 'paarthurnax.tortoise' in media 'Baby Tortoise Antics'

    Aww! These totally made my night :<3:
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    Hahaha, I'm actually in Korea for the summer :D My boyfriend is taking care of the kids (tortoise and lizard)
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    So I have a question about the UVB/UVA light that I have for my tortoise! It keeps blowing out super frequently :( I'm not in the country so I can't check what kind it is, but if somebody gives me the name I might be able to remember. I want to know what you guys are using for your tortoises'...
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    New plant!

    Got Paarthurnax a new plant today! I don't think it's going to last very long...