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  1. Kvmommy

    Where do I measure the temps?

    I don't know how it was started, I believe they were hatched naturally and raised outside. Since we got them, at 1 mo. They have been on eco earth. I soaked them 4 times a week the first week then every day. Now twice daily for the sick one. My hygrometer is off but I pour water into the...
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    Has anyone ever tried protein to treat hatchlings failure to thrive?

    I have been trying so hard to keep her hydrated but I am thinking their shells get soft and they get weak is more than not enough calcium. So maybe protein to boost their energy and strength while long term can be bad but a little during this time might be worth it. But then again if it stresses...
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    Has anyone ever tried protein to treat hatchlings failure to thrive?

    Yes I have been doing carrot food soaks and bird vitamin soaks every day now. Yes I was talking about animal protein. Something like boiled eggs. I know normally I wouldn't but she's very weak and it seems that normal treatments don't work for these sick hatchlings which is why I wanted to try...
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    Has anyone ever tried protein to treat hatchlings failure to thrive?

    Sprinkles, my 2 mo old sulcata, is fading fast.i have tried everything I have read and that has been suggested. Higher temps, more humidity, carrot soaks, vitamin soaks, high moisture food, cuttle bone, calcium on food, separating from sibling...everything! Her sibling is still doing so well...
  5. Kvmommy

    Where do I measure the temps?

    I did read it but I'm not sure exactly where I'm measuring. Is the temp under the basking light measured on the substrate, ambient air or let's say a basking rock. Because the rock is much hotter than the substrate. But if a tortoise is on the rock it's getting much hotter than if on the...
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    Another eye problem question...sorry!!

    I moistened the pellets and then put a little beet juice on it and Sprinkles went nuts. She really seemed to perk up and then today she's doing even worse!!! I'm so sad and desperate. She's a month and a half old and weighs 35g. Her sibling weighs 54g!! It's such a big difference.
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    Where do I measure the temps?

    Ok I have a question. I finally received my temp gun...I live in HI and it took a while to get here. So it averages 83 degrees in my house, we have a MVB and I had a hard time getting an accurate measurement of the heat. So now that I have a heat gun, the coolest part is 81 degrees, it's 87...
  8. Kvmommy

    Hello from Ewa Beach, Hawaii

    Thanks everyone!
  9. Kvmommy

    Another eye problem question...sorry!!

    I will try that! Thanks.
  10. Kvmommy

    Another eye problem question...sorry!!

    Oh and Sprinkles is very picky. Storm eats anything and is sooo big and healthy Sprinkles searches the lawn for delicate soft grass, she prefers to eat spring mix instead of grass. She will not touch the orchard hay. I even bought some Mazuri pellets last night and she won't eat them. Is this...
  11. Kvmommy

    Another eye problem question...sorry!!

    Fuji Baird I have only tried the ewa beach pet smart but she said she didn't think any of the stores had them in island. I ordered drops and they will be here in about a week. I do moisten the Eco earth frequently but have a hard time keeping the top layer moist. I usually wet the whole thing...
  12. Kvmommy

    Hello from Ewa Beach, Hawaii

    I'm definitely going to only find the best home for her. If she makes it. She eats fine but just doesn't seem as active. Trying different foods, carrot food soaks more time outside but she just doesn't seem quite well. Not as active as the other any way
  13. Kvmommy

    Hello from Ewa Beach, Hawaii

    I bought them from a local guy, not a pet store but I have separated them again. I'll probably rehome one when she's better because I don't really have to space to keep two separate tortoises. I feel so bad and wish I had found this site beforehand.
  14. Kvmommy

    Another eye problem question...sorry!!

    I separated them again and see if it makes a difference. She is still eating well. She keeps going after small pieces of my dogs poop that got stuck on the grass. I move her and she keeps heading back to it. I ended up ripping out that chunk of tainted grass. But does that mean anything? Is she...
  15. Kvmommy

    Hello from Ewa Beach, Hawaii

    Thanks! So far there's been no aggression at all. Before we found you guys, the guy we bought them from said they are fine together for a few years at least and may still get along as adults and often do enjoy the company. So we got two. But the big one pretty much has only one goal in...
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    Another eye problem question...sorry!!

    Yes I am for now. We separated them for a while because the little one was frequently found upside down. But when we separated them she was still frequently upside down and her eye still swollen. We watch them a lot and they don't seem to have any problems. They sun bathe together and eat...
  17. Kvmommy

    Another eye problem question...sorry!!

    Hey everyone! I know there are a million of these questions...but our baby Sulcata, Sprinkles is having eye problems. It's swollen and she's alway rubbing it but we did carrot food soaks and it seemed to help at first, but now it doesn't seem to be making a difference. I called petco and they...
  18. Kvmommy

    Hello from Ewa Beach, Hawaii

    Hello Everyone! I'm a proud new mom of two Sulcata tortoises. My kids named them Storm and Sprinkles. Storm was hatched in May 11 and Sprinkles was a surprise late straggler from the same clutch and she hatched on May 22. Storm is super friendly and eats non stop but Sprinkles has been having a...
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