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  1. Gijoux

    Honey’s Journey

    Such a perfect name for a perfect little Tort.
  2. Gijoux

    Tony the sully’s adventures

    I hate to be a "Debbie Downer", but your dog, no matter how good he/she is, will pick up your little guy with his teeth someday and break through the shell. I know this because it has happened to me and many others. The shell covering the scutes is about as thick as your finger nail. I was...
  3. Gijoux

    Can mice harm a big sulcata tortoise ?

    Oh goodness! So where would one find of these contraptions?
  4. Gijoux

    Leopard Tortoise baby not growing, Vitamins in water?

    I have found humidity to be very helpful for Leopard Tortoise Hatchlings good growth and long term health. Higher Humidity has a powerful impact on organ function, especially the kidneys. Thank you so much for the suggestion of the Nutribac in the water. I really like this idea, especially...
  5. Gijoux

    beginner's problems

    Vetercyn is not a spray. The gel is easier to apply.
  6. Gijoux

    Update on Titan ( 3 years old now)

    A perfect name for a perfect Tortoise. What a fantastic job you have done raising Titan!
  7. Gijoux

    beginner's problems

    I do not believe Pine Bark is OK! Fir Bark is the same as Orchid Bark or Reptibark in Pet shops. Fine to Medium Grade is best and can be found at Garden centers at a much better price. Pure Cypress bark is fine too. You must be careful with mulches as they often contain other things that are...
  8. Gijoux

    Russian tortoise not active??

    I have never seen "Organic" top soil potting mix, but potting soils are nearly all from composted sources. Anything could be in that soil. They can still call it organic even if it contains mulched up Oleander (poison plants). I honestly don't know about what type of substrates Russians...
  9. Gijoux

    My leopard baby seems not digesting

    @Markw84 has started making some outstanding closed chamber enclosures, which can be seen here by typing in the search bar “Best Tortoise Enclosure Yet!! You can email him at [email protected] for more information. These cages includes all the electronics too.
  10. Gijoux

    Honey’s Journey

  11. Gijoux

    Leopard Tortoise baby not growing, Vitamins in water?

    I believe she purchased 2 Spp from Underground Reptiles and they both have perished. So sad.
  12. Gijoux

    help identify

    I am by no means any expert with Greeks, but she looks like a more mature female than a juvenile to me, the speculator. I raise Leopard Torts and I have observed the female cloacal opening change from a small "star" appearance to a longer "slit" opening like your tortoise, once they have laid...
  13. Gijoux

    Leopard Tortoise baby not growing, Vitamins in water?

    Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this. @Tom raises the Spp Leopards with great success. He would be the very best source from which you should purchase your next Leopards. I am so sorry this has happened to you. In time I hope you try again.
  14. Gijoux

    Aquarium setup dilemma

    I am betting she tries to bite because she remembers being attacked and she is not about to loose another foot. Perhaps someday she may forget about the attack that resulted in the loss of her foot. Good Luck with the filter. She is really a cutie.
  15. Gijoux

    Artificial Grass as indoor substrate

    Very cute Tort!!
  16. Gijoux

    Tortoise Nest Temperature Data Collection

    Oh my goodness Mark! This is so informative and good stuff! Thank you so very much. All your work is truly appreciated. Jeanette
  17. Gijoux

    How do torts know to eat cuttle bone?

    Yes I would! Jeanette
  18. Gijoux

    How do torts know to eat cuttle bone?

    But it looks like I need to be a University student or staff member to access.:(
  19. Gijoux

    How do torts know to eat cuttle bone?

    Thank you so very much for this wonderful information. I will enjoy reading these studies. Jeanette