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    Only wants Meal worms

    -Mama is an eastern, about 2 years old, had for 7-8 months -She was given to me by a local pet store that someone surrended her to (I’m guessing someone got it for their kids who grew bored and I work in a local Vivarium so they know me), -She’s indoors with a 91 basking spot, humidity is at 45...
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    Only wants Meal worms

    I have a box turtle who I’m trying to ensure has a varied diet. Mama (his name) used to eat earth worms and sometimes meal worms. I’ve since expanded his diet to tobacco hornworms (only occasionally) and crickets. But now Mama only wants meal worms and sometimes crickets. He’s about 2 years old...
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    Table’s Plants Keep Dying

    I haven’t tried desert plants. I’m nervous to try anything that isn’t native to his natural environment Bc I know I’m no professional I’ve only had a few botany classes in college
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    Table’s Plants Keep Dying

    I know you can’t just use any old plant in there. I only put plants without fertilizer that my tortoise could eat in there. How would you recommend working with humidity to assist the plants? It’s a temperate enclosure with plants meant for a temperate environment. Some plants, like my grass...
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    Table’s Plants Keep Dying

    I have a tortoise table for my tortoise. It’s a temperate environment with one heat lamp and 2 13 watt UV lights, there’s a night time heat lamp too. The soil is made up of bagged topsoil (75%), coconut fiber (15%), and terrarium mulch (from the pet store, 10%). I have worms in the soil and...
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    Slowing Down - Hibernation?

    It’s a box turtle. I was given him by my aunt whose neighbors bought it for their kids which quickly grew bored of the slow moving tortoise. I live in the country where the house is wood furnace heated. I keep him in what ends up being the warmest room and i don’t think it gets too cold. He’s...
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    Slowing Down - Hibernation?

    I have a tortoise who lives in a large tortoise table. He’s normally active and eating his bugs but recently he’s slowed down a lot and I watch bugs crawl over him and he’s just chilling there. He doesn’t move as much and I’m curious if this is his body preparing for hibernation? I have a heat...
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    Box Turtle Variety Diet

    I have a box turtle that I normally feed crickets, worms, and meal worms (along with sliced veggies and such but she really prefers the meat). I recall reading once that occasional tiny fish could be used as a treat—not as a main food source. Is that accurate? Or, if not, is there anything else...
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    Box Turtle Raising and Lowering It’s Butt

    S/he is inside. I have an outdoor enclosure but it’s under shade and has water and everything. Additionally I normally see them do it inside sometimes under their heat lamp but sometimes not
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    Box Turtle Raising and Lowering It’s Butt

    Is he... humping the dirt?
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    Box Turtle Raising and Lowering It’s Butt

    I have a box turtle and recently I’ve noticed that sometimes when she’s just sitting in her table she will raise and lower the back of her shell (by her butt) as if she was trying to potty but nothing happens. Is she just a heavy breather or what’s going on with her? additionally, I noticed she...
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    Maybe Dehydrated Eastern Box

    thank you for all the info!!! I have a pan set up for her to soak so I’ve already got one step there but I will definitely take your advice and start feeding her daily. Thank you!
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    Maybe Dehydrated Eastern Box

    I’ve recently been given an about 2 year old Eastern Box Turtle. I’m currently building her a tortoise table (before me she was kept in a tank) and I’m curious what to do because she seems dehydrated. I used to have a Hermann tortoise (rescue) and when I got him I took him to a vet and he said...
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    Omg. It's so tiny.

    I'm new to hatching could someone explain to me what the large lump on the newborn is?
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    One more incubation question

    I heard its good to let new air in. Is that true?
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    Eastern Box

    Hey everyone, I've had an eastern box for over 10 years. Great gal and recently with her new outdoor enclosure and her new and improved tortoise table I've decided I would like to try and breed her. I know pairs are bad and normally groups are a 3 female to one mail in many species is it the...
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    Enclosure

    The old username was Jacobjtd, it's perfectly all right though, all I had on there was a lot of Hermann questions.
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    Enclosure

    I know I've said that this particular enclosure is only for one of them.
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    Enclosure

    And before anyone mentions it because I've been on here long enough I know they will. Yes I keep the Hermann and Eastern in separate enclosures both outside and in. I am just mentioning the eastern so you know I am not new to owning a tortoise.
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    Enclosure

    Some species do live in groups correct? I know yellow foots and red foots are such. Wasn't sure if Hermanns were as well. I've actually had an account on here prior but I couldn't access it now so that's why I have this one. I am not new to owning tortoises, I've had an Eastern for roughly 13...
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