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  1. raven44

    (New red footed tortoise) Shell rot??? help please :)

    This redfoot couldn't have a better home, that's a fact ;)
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    mushroom in RF tortoise diet

    Portabellos should be fed once monthly according to other keepers. I'm rolling w them. Makes too much sense to me and I can make sense out of most things I put my mind to
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    mushroom in RF tortoise diet

    Uggghhhhh Ok. How's this. Eating raw Mushrooms is like standing in a field of daisies. Blind to the visual beauty of the flowers and completely ignoring the overwhelming smell as if u had stuffed dripping sinuses. Yeah, I noticed he was a well known member. Doesn't change anything for me. No...
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    mushroom in RF tortoise diet

    Eating raw Mushrooms is silly if u know mushrooms Just saying It's like following someone who jumps off a bridge. U gonna do it too just cause they did or do?? No. When someone states something factual to enlighten people. It's very irritating when someone else comes and attempt to discredit...
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    mushroom in RF tortoise diet

    Honestly, I agree too little is most likely known to answer these qs. That's often the answer to the qs I ask I'm not worrying, I like to get down to the bottom of things and learn. Not just do things half ***.. I imagined that torts didn't eat carcasses. Interesting..this is something I'd...
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    (New red footed tortoise) Shell rot??? help please :)

    No, actually we clearly know too little about a torts needs to decide if replacing bugs for other forms of veggie protein is practical We will learn soon enough I'm sure
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    mushroom in RF tortoise diet

    I was hoping someone here could help w torts selenium requirements I know mushroom, and a lil genetics I dunno biology well.. it might be better to ask urself what the selenium requirements are in most organisms possibly? I will def be looking into this in time. My gf is an A student in...
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    mushroom in RF tortoise diet

    10 percent ish of a humans diet man.... That's so irrelevant to a tort. It's not ten percent of anything as far as a tort is concerned and I think that ten percent figure may be bs. Not sure atm cause that books lent out Sure mushrooms would grow. But how many would they find that r so high in...
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    mushroom in RF tortoise diet

    I'd still worry about it What I'd ask myself is this... Where do torts get that much selenium in nature?? I doubt they would, I'm unsure tho Very few things are so high in selenium Btw, that link doesn't show how much selenium is in the agaricus bisporus. Seems they suppress that info...
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    mushroom in RF tortoise diet

    U might wanna look at the selenium content of button mushrooms Button mushroom are the same as cremini and portabello. All the same mushroom no difference in them except size. They all have very high selenium amounts. Enough to develop selenium toxicity in humans and I'd guess torts also
  11. raven44

    (New red footed tortoise) Shell rot??? help please :)

    Can we change thus thread topic to making a two Story tortoise enclosure and put it in the appropriate spot please? :) Btw, pvc I'M TOLD takes a few years to finish gassing off... I like the idea of letting it gas off/air out tho :)
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    (New red footed tortoise) Shell rot??? help please :)

    How much chicken or meat protein do u feed? Chickens nutrional profile is measured by 1 cup diced chicken Oyster mushrooms are measured in 128 g incriminates Not knowing how much meat protein a tortoise need makes me unable to calculate how much mushrooms ud need to feed to replace meat and...
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    mushroom in RF tortoise diet

    Yes I'm aware mushrooms vitamin d content can be increased dry drying in the sun w the gills UP. Works beetrr for some species than others or some concentrate it more so http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/3050/2...
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    (New red footed tortoise) Shell rot??? help please :)

    I think it's simply a matter of replacing what's in the meat protein. U replace it w a veggie thay has the same type of nutritional profile. Simple If chicken and hardboiled eggs has one type of amino acid he needs.. You simply find a veggie that has the amino acids to replace the meat...
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    mushroom in RF tortoise diet

    Many many folks eat raw mushroom U simply have been wasting them sry to say U do not gain the full nutritional benefits of the mushrooms raw. Many mushrooms growers dunno this cause they don't read enough.. Buffets serve them raw all the time.. I roll my eyes after I learned this. Makes me...
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    mushroom in RF tortoise diet

    Reishi mushrooms contain all essential amino acids. Ein cannot eat those tho lol Mushrooms are composed of chitin. Same stuff as a lobsters shell. Humans digestive systems CANNOT digest raw mushroom they MUST be cooked. Period. Google it... I wonder if turtles can digest raw Mushrooms...
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    (New red footed tortoise) Shell rot??? help please :)

    Well how do u guys contruct your two story turtle boxes? And weather proof them? So the humidty doesn't cause molds..? We're trying to avoid plastics, don't wanna trap ein in a box made of plastic. Plastics gas off toxic fumes. Not cool. Pvc in particular
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    (New red footed tortoise) Shell rot??? help please :)

    Care to lead me to the beginner mistakes thread and care sheet please?
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    (New red footed tortoise) Shell rot??? help please :)

    I do not have five acres. Small enclosure We do have dandy lions tho :) If I haven't replied to ur post specifically everyone it's not for any reason. I appreciate everyone's advice once again ty everyone Einstein is slowly on his way to tortoise paradise :) soon hopefully he can have a yard...
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    (New red footed tortoise) Shell rot??? help please :)

    Reishi mushrooms contain all essential amino acids. Ein can't eat those tho lol I don't buy that meat is the best source of protein. Science is wrong atm I'd say I do like this input tho it's what I was looking for appreciated ty :) IL look into the amino acids in oyster compared to whatever...
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