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    plastic in terrarium? HELP!

    thank you! where can i buy a pond liner?
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    plastic in terrarium? HELP!

    hi all, i use a wooden terrarium that i built and i have plastic in it to protect the wood from the dirt, substrate, and water. but my tort is chewing through the plastic and climbed through it the other day and got stuck. luckily i was there and could help him but he could really hurt himself...
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    dead plants

    hi hi! thanks for responding! i think you’re right that i should grow some outside and then put them in the terrarium for him.
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    dead plants

    i have a russian and he lives in an indoor and outdoor terrarium. his outdoor terrarium has live plants in it. i bought a seed mix from tortoise supply and grew my own live plants outside for him in his terrarium and they were growing so well. little tort of mine loves to move around and walk...
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    Poo question- is this normal?

    whenever I soak my russian he poops a little bit while swimming which is fine. but it’s more of the texture of the poop i’m worried about…is it supposed to look like this?
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    My wood tortoise enclosure

    it’s 6feet by 3 feet and 2 feet tall, that’s plenty big for my one russian who’s only going to grow to be 10 inches in my opinion. if has wheels on the bottom so i can wheel her outside when the weather is nice. i live in north carolina so the summers are hot and humid but it also rains a lot so...
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    My wood tortoise enclosure

    my tortoise is a russian, he’s about 6 inches long, i want to say he’s young but when i showed him on here some of y’all said he’s a mature male so i’m not sure how old he is. the pet store told me he was a baby but i don’t think he is. the enclosure is 6x3 and 2 feet tall
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    My wood tortoise enclosure

    My enclosure is coming along! does anyone have any tips for preventing water damage with the wood? I was going to lay down a plastic tarp to line the bottom but i’m open to suggestions.
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    New to community - please help (Russian Tortoise)

    that’s adorable, okay so when you first started did he fight it and you just did it everyday and now he loves it?
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    New to community - please help (Russian Tortoise)

    thank you so much, this was really comforting. i definitly needed to hear this so thank you! i was getting so worried about him
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    New to community - please help (Russian Tortoise)

    is he a russian? did you pet his shell? maybe i’ll start doing that
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    New to community - please help (Russian Tortoise)

    okay, i’m going to work on building one tomorrow so we will see how that goes. i still can’t tell today if he has eaten anything, i had kale and some tortoise feed in his cage and he hasn’t seemed to touch it. i know it’s only the second day and he might be stressed but i’m getting nervous about...
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    New to community - please help (Russian Tortoise)

    okay that’s not a terrible idea, i’ll take a look and see what i can find that’s similar. or i could get something to put over the top to add on to the 9 inches so he won’t crawl out?
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    New to community - please help (Russian Tortoise)

    do do you think this would be a good enclosure for my russian? i probably wouldn’t put the divider in or i’d cut a hole so he could move through
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    New to community - please help (Russian Tortoise)

    this is the light i got. it’s on for the day until i get the new lights from amazon that i ordered (incandescent flood bulbs 45 watt). they’re expected to be delivered later today so i’ll switch them out when i’m home from work. and okay, i’ll stop the tomatoes and the turtle food. i’m not sure...
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    New to community - please help (Russian Tortoise)

    Hi! I got a 100watt basking light from the pet store, but I ordered incandescent flood bulb lights like you said to in the introduction forum so i’m going to switch those out as soon as they arrive. I also got a lamp with a timer so I can set it on a 12 hour timer for when i’m working and not...
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    New to community - please help (Russian Tortoise)

    i’ve been feeding him kale, some tomatoes, and i put some of the turtle food from the pet store in a tiny bowl for him mixed with some calcium supplement since that’s what he’d been getting at the pet store. but i haven’t noticed him eating. but i think y’all are right that he needs to adjust...
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    New to community - please help (Russian Tortoise)

    I really appreciate your help, thank you so much and i will keep y’all posted on what i end up doing!
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    New to community - please help (Russian Tortoise)

    that’s a great idea thank you so much! do you think a 6 feet by 3 feet would be okay rather than a 8 feet x 4 feet? if my tort is an adult than he is full grown? i know russian tortoises only get to be around 6-8 inches long
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    New to community - please help (Russian Tortoise)

    Okay thank you, so I can keep him outside in his enclosure while I work on building a bigger one for him. Do you have any recommendations for an enclosure? what do you have for your tortoises? thanks so much
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