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  1. TechnoCheese

    The Tortoise and the Hare

    And so it continues… If you look closely, you might see a carapace. I haven’t been home in a while, but my mom has been sending me updates. Button has started sharing their burrow with them, and the rabbits seem to follow him around. Every time she goes out there to bring him inside, they’re...
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    Setting up for a Russian Tortoise - Constructive comments welcome

    Oh to be reborn a tortoise and live in such a nice enclosure…
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    Injured Sulcata leg

    Are you able to gently flex his foot forward and backward? Does he react at all when you do? Is he still walking around a relatively normal amount, or is he noticeably inactive? Eating fine?
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    Just thought I'd share this.

    Recently, Curtis made a pile so large that my parents had to text me pictures because they were worried it was from a coyote or some kind of huge animal. I don't know how they fit all of it in there, much less get it out!
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    Help Needed :( (ate a piece of tile)

    Yay, so happy everything turned out fine!
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    The Tortoise and the Hare

    😳good to know!
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    The Tortoise and the Hare

    Thanks! I definitely will just leave them then.
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    The Tortoise and the Hare

    It seems that a rabbit and her babies have once again made a home in Button’s pen. One corner of the enclosure is particularly overgrown, and I was going to take a weed wacker to it, but it looks like they’re all hiding in it. Guess I’ll leave it :) This seems to happen every spring, or at...
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    Help Needed :( (ate a piece of tile)

    Happy birthday! It’s great to hear she’s eating, wishing both of you the best :)
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    Redfoot Food Items

    I agree! Kinda reminds me of bell pepper.
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    Redfoot Food Items

    To be fair to the tortoises, I’ve tried aloe before offering it to my sulcata. Super bitter, kinda nasty (to me, anyway). Understandably, he didn’t eat it either.
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    What temperature do you let your Russian/Horsefield outside?

    If it’s sunny and above 55 or so, I usually take my Russian out until it’s down to 50 or below. If it’s above 60 and sunny, he definitely goes out. If the overnight low is 50 or higher and it’s not going to rain, I keep him out through the night. If it’s above 70ish, I usually just keep him out...
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    UVB and Heat Info Guide

    Just open it up in MS paint and doodle a few smiling turtles, easy :P
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    UVB and Heat Info Guide

    Ooh, nice! Good new weapon for my arsenal. The drawings definitely have character, lol.
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    UVB and Heat Info Guide

    Here is a good visualization of why those “intense spot” bulbs are a poor choice for tortoises. They’re fine for some other reptiles, but tortoises are very unique in that they have a thick, hard dome covering most of their body that ideally needs to be evenly heated by a large heat source, like...
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    Tom

    OMG! What a cutie!
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    Red foot attacking mates neck (should have read the FAQ stickies in 2009)

    Gotcha. I wish you the best of luck with whatever you decide. More people should be here eventually with more valuable input.
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    Red foot attacking mates neck (should have read the FAQ stickies in 2009)

    Actually, are you entirely sure it couldn’t have been done by the predators you mentioned? They should still be separated, of course, but I would wonder if it wasn’t done by a raccoon, rat, or cat.
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    Red foot attacking mates neck (should have read the FAQ stickies in 2009)

    I don’t have any recommendations for you, but thank you for sharing this. Many people get pairs of redfoots assuming it’ll be fine because they’re a more “communal” species. It’s very helpful to have records, even anecdotal, of stuff like this. A lot of times, when something like this goes...
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    "Russian "

    Definitely looks like two sulcatas to me. A few years back, a friend's sister saw little baby Curtis and decided she just HAD to have a tortoise. Found someone on craigslist selling their hatchling female "sulcata" that the seller had just pulled out from under their couch after it had been...
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