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  1. marbalboy

    Is it swollen?

    Pretty much no other symptoms. Eating and pooping. Last week, petunia seemed to feel a little under the weather and was lethargic but eating and (less than often pooping). So… acting completely normal….. but looks swollen….am I just paranoid? Its between 11-13 months old.
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    tortoise first aid kit

    What is the carrot for please?
  3. marbalboy

    Enriched cuttlefish…?

    Thank you very much @Alex and the Redfoot Since you answered (and if you give a mouse a cookie…) , perhaps I can bother you with another question (…it’s going to ask you for a glass of milk). If I put little likes of calcium out, tort will eat them til tort looks like Scarface. Goes bunkers for...
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    Enriched cuttlefish…?

    I bought this cheap cuddle fish for birds off Amazon but now I’m questioning whether I should give this to my tortoise because it appears to be enriched with omega-3 vitamin B one. Should I return this for something more….. fully aquatic? For hatchling Mojave desert tortoise (oh my gosh I just...
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    Lethargy :(( help dt hatchling

    I wrote out the below, and I’m worried it sounds like I’m being defensive. I’m definitely not, and I appreciate the advice thst I am receiving from you. With that…. So with those 89 and 94 temps… the thermostat monitor is fairly close to the hot basking area. So it’s a little on the toastier...
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    Lethargy :(( help dt hatchling

    When you say this is bad do you mean that it is too late? Or that it’s possibly too late? That’s very sad to hear about the poor hatching conditions of those twenty babies.
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    Lethargy :(( help dt hatchling

    All bulbs are at screen ceiling level. All “holes” where the light fixture does not cover have, depending on where they are situated, a layer of foil ir packing insulation on top (outside) of the enclosure. 0815 to 2100 heat turns on below 89 degrees and off at 94 2100 to 0815 it turns on...
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    Lethargy :(( help dt hatchling

    Could one or two pieces of perlite do it? It’s still pooping and eating some. And a long time like how long ? It’s probable been a little chilly outside but I made sure it was sunny and I don’t know if many of the trips were longer then an hour. Or much longer. Today in the inside house I...
  9. marbalboy

    Lethargy :(( help dt hatchling

    It seems like in order to get it to eat, I have to give it something it loves (usually waking it up) and then that kick starts its appetite, but then it doesn’t eat very much.
  10. marbalboy

    Lethargy :(( help dt hatchling

    I need your help. Hatchling Petunia was doing so so well. Now It is not. Here is the problem: Very lethargic, just lays listlessly under basking area and moves slowly. Has really lost the voracious appetite, although took a few bites when we weren’t watching. and still eats the good stuff...
  11. marbalboy

    Petunia the hatchling update plus new enclosure

    I’ve learned so much thanks to everyone here. I’m so grateful. Will continue to do so!
  12. marbalboy

    Petunia the hatchling update plus new enclosure

    That’s the lowest the humidity ever gets. If I see it that low, I take immediate action. I agree with you it’s awfully dry.
  13. marbalboy

    Petunia the hatchling update plus new enclosure

    thank you so much for this!! Heat mat gone. Makes sense to me. Water dishes remain. Did a YouTube link attach? It will be on there if it did. I do have to say that i feel like I have made improvements beyond that , but it’s at least a view of it.
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    Petunia the hatchling update plus new enclosure

    Hello! It’s been awhile since I posted here in panic mode so I thought I would update and ask a few more questions . Petunia seems to be doing really well (hence the lack of panic posts-not great burrow in the sky). Not sure of a quantitative good growth rate, but it has gained roughly 20-22...
  15. marbalboy

    Dt hatchling: dehydration, impaction, daily care

    OpfI think I need help understanding how a closed system with moisture added via the substrate and kept at 80.% would be any different than what an ambient humidifier would do. It just doesn’t seem any different to me; I believe you m o s t l y., but an explanation would help me believe ya...
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    Dt hatchling: dehydration, impaction, daily care

    Even if my table is enclosed?
  17. marbalboy

    Dt hatchling: dehydration, impaction, daily care

    Y’all have helped me greatly with my DT hatchling in this forum. I should probably stop reading it late at night though because it has me paranoid that I will care for something for “weeks or months” only for it to be doomed already. I realize I never explained where I got it. A friend of mine...
  18. marbalboy

    Brumation vs normal hatchling behavior vs abnormal

    …. Just ignore that those are screen shots. Honestly could have been much worse though.
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