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    Concerned about our tortoise

    He doesn't seem to be eating at all either. He eats a lite here and there but not a significant amount. I've seen him going after small bits in his dirt (half topsoil half sand) while standing right next to his food. As he's new, we've only tried cilantro and dandelions, thinking about trying...
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    Concerned about our tortoise

    I don't know the basking temperature off hand, but I have a small plant near the lamp that he is shading himself under in the heat so I think it is of acceptable temperature if he is attempting to reduce it through the leaves? He tends to remain about a foot away from the lamp, so he isn't...
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    Concerned about our tortoise

    We got a juvenile marginated tortoise a few days ago and he was very active initially. We have him in a 3.5x3.5ft tortoise table currently with about a 70f temperature on the cooler ends of the table with 40-50% humidity. When we first got him home, he was very active and always running...
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    Cilantro?

    I just went to the store to get some chow for my marginated tortoise and I accidently grabbed cilantro instead of parsley, is it still okay? Also, I picked some dandelions on the way but they are out of season here (white tops instead of petals), what part do they normally eat? the flower or...
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    Hi.

    Thanks everyone, as of about 3 hours ago we are proud turtle owners.
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    First Tortoise Enclosure/First Time Owner

    That's actually my dads dog so he won't be there. I will be staining the outside next summer and waterproofing the inside as well. I may have to replace the bottom board at that time but he needs a home now and the weather here wouldn't be suitable for staining it outside right now. We got it...
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    Hi.

    Hi! My name is Cristin, I'm a new tortoise owner and figured I should join a forum to get more information on the little guy. I've owned several reptiles in the past such as a ball python, a rosy boa, a Soloman Island boa, blood python, king snakes and numerous corn snakes but I have never owned...
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    Builder/tortoise keepers in michigan

    I'm from Michigan as well and was wondering what kind of food I can pick naturally for a marginated tortoise, all I know right now is dandelions.
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    First Tortoise Enclosure/First Time Owner

    We had just ordered a juvenile marginated tortoise that should be arriving tomorrow and we set out to build a turtle table for it that can reside in our living room (Michigan, so it's to cold to put it outside or anything) This is what's set up so far, is there anything in there that we're...
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