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  1. Maggy

    Hermann Tortoise Won't Eat or Bask

    Hi, I have had my Hermanns tortoise for about 6 years now. He has had many enclosures in the past but for the last few years, he's had pretty much the same setup. About 2 months ago I changed his enclosure to a tortoise table. Before he had a sort of greenhouse-type enclosure. Ever since he has...
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    Utah Hermanns Tortoise Rehome

    Haha yes, it's the vanlife for me!
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    Utah Hermanns Tortoise Rehome

    It is a very hard decision. Though I am open to not a temporary foster, that would probably be easiest. Just difficult.
  4. Maggy

    Utah Hermanns Tortoise Rehome

    I am needing to rehome my 5yr old hermanns tortoise. I recently moved into a van and had solar panels set up so my tortoise could live with me. Sadly, the setup isn't working the way I need it to and I can't keep my tortoise with me. I will be in this van for the next 2-3 years and am hoping to...
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    Feeding sprouts?

    I have a hermanns tortoise and am trying to learn how to grow him food. I figured the easiest way is sprouts. Trust me I have tried many things and I really just don't have a green thumb and kill almost everything. I am wondering if sprouts of any kind would be ok to feed him? Such as alfalfa...
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    Rustoleum Bed Liner?

    I am currently building a new tortoise table. I do plan on placing a tarp on the bottom of the enclosure for extra resistance but I am wondering if the Rust-Oleum Bed Truck spray coating is safe to use for my Hermanns tortoise? With the lighting and everything is this an okay option? If I am...
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    Where to buy in Utah?

    I have a Hermanns tortoise and I am trying to give him a better diet. I am in the Sandy/Salt Lake City area and am wondering if anyone knows of a local place that I can get him grown food from? I want to use grocery stores as little as I can but I'm just not sure where else to go that won't have...
  8. Maggy

    Is this right?

    I have been using it the last few years and it's been amazing. Sadly, they don't have a bigger one that I can find :(
  9. Maggy

    Is this right?

    Thank you!
  10. Maggy

    Is this right?

    I'm not in a rush necessarily. I just would like to know. Having to have a tarp on top kind if limits the types of things you can do with the enclosure size and space wise so I am wondering when I could potentially build a new one for him is all!
  11. Maggy

    Is this right?

    Here are some pictures of Thomas and his enclosure! So even though he's only 4 and still growing, do you think it would be ok with an open top enclosure and just some humid hides around instead of having a massive tarp over it to keep the whole enclosure at 80% humidity?
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    Is this right?

    I have never gotten a straight answer for this question. I have a 4 year old hermanns tortoise. Right now his enclosure is around 80% humidity. I am wanting to change his enclosure into a tortoise table but there is no way that I can keep the humidity up that high with am open top. From my...
  13. Maggy

    Garden chat & photos for torts and people ♫ ♫

    I am wanting to grow some dandelions for my Hermanns tortoise. I am wondering if it is safe to use bone meal for fertilizer? Any other tips for planting, please comment!
  14. Maggy

    Tortoise Trauma

    My tortoise needs to receive baytril shots for a respiratory infection. I tried but I am not able to administer the shots. I am wondering if I take him to the vet every day so they can give it (5 more days) will this give him trauma?
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    Respiratory Infection?

    my Hermann's tortoise has been "squeaking" when he breaths. I have checked his nose, eyes and behind. There is no sign of discharge anywhere. I'm wondering if this is an infection? Should I take him to the vet? What else should I be looking for or what can I do?
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    Hydroponic flowers!

    I am going to start a hydroponic garden so that I can get some better food for my little guy rather than just store bought all the time. What are some good flowers that Hermann tortoises can eat a lot of? If you know anything about the hydroponic system what are some good ones that I can grow in...
  17. Maggy

    Cedar Wood

    Ok awesome thanks! Does anyone have any good sealant they use that I can find at home depot?
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    Cedar Wood

    Oh I mean the actual enclosure being build out of cedar not the substrate being cedar
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    Cedar Wood

    I am getting ready to build a new enclosure for my little Hermanns. I know cedar isn't good for them but if I put down a tarp so they weren't in contact would that be ok?
  20. Maggy

    Contracted tortoise table

    I have had my hermanns tortoise for almost 2 years now and I have gone through enclosures like crazy. I dont have the tools or room to make a proper nice looking enclosure for my little guy. I am wondering if any of you know of someone in the US Utah region that builds tortoise tables or has the...