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  1. Linds94

    The Best Way To Raise Any Temperate Species Of Tortoise

    It's a little terracotta dish
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    The Best Way To Raise Any Temperate Species Of Tortoise

    I have only had my tortoise a couple of days now. I keep my humidity right where you suggested and he has damp substrate and humid hide, but so far he hasn't touched his water dish. I also soak him for 15 minutes every day in warm water. What would you suggest trying to get him to use his water...
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    Burrowing!

    Perfect. Good to know this is a normal thing haha 😊 I didn't want to move him around a ton unless I had to!
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    Burrowing!

    Awesome, thank you!
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    Burrowing!

    Oh good! I didn't want to stress the poor thing out by constantly moving him around on his first day 😊 thank you!
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    Burrowing!

    Hello! I just got my cute baby russian tortoise today, he started burrowing which I know is normal but is it normal for them to burrow head first? He dug a little hole halfway under one of his rocks. Is that a normal thing to do or should I move him?
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    Newbie Heating Help

    Here is a picture of the lamp over the rock. It will be a hatchling, and the enclosure is not near a window at all. It isn't near a vent either. I'm wondering if it's maybe because I have too light of a rock, maybe I need something darker? Luckily, I haven't received the hatchling yet, I'm just...
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    Newbie Heating Help

    Hello! I'm here to ask another newbie question! I am getting a baby Russian tortoise, and I am really struggling to keep the heating where it needs to be. I am using a 50 gallon tank, and for the daytime basking spot I am using a 75 W house bulb. I can't get the basking rock higher than 83-85...
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    Coconut Fiber Help

    I'm thinking that's likely my issue. I followed the directions and it was WAY too much water haha
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    Coconut Fiber Help

    Hello! I recently bought the expandable coconut fiber substrate. As I went to wring out the water after soaking it for a while, I noticed white bubbles forming in the water, almost like soap? I didn't use ANY soap whatsoever, so I know it's coming from the substrate itself. is this normal? This...
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    Hi Tom! I was reading your Russian Tortoise Care Sheet, but the pictures are all gone :( Do you...

    Hi Tom! I was reading your Russian Tortoise Care Sheet, but the pictures are all gone :( Do you by chance still have the pictures that go with the post? I'd love to have them for reference!
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    Weeds!

    Awesome! That will help keep things simple as I find a good varied diet (: thank you!
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    Weeds!

    Hello! I am getting myself a Russian Tortoise soon, and I have been reading a lot about various weeds and plants I can give my little guy, and was wondering if all tortoises eat the same things generally? I am looking on the Tortoise Table website (suggested in other posts) and it doesn't...
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    Russian Tortoise Vitamins

    This is super helpful, thank you so much!
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    Russian Tortoise Vitamins

    Thank you!! Do you know of any good brands of multivitamins, or will any reptile multivitamin do well?
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    Russian Tortoise Vitamins

    Hello! I am getting a baby Russian Tortoise this summer (so excited!) and I am trying to get things ready nice and early so I am all prepared for it when it arrives. There is a lot of conflicting information about vitamins and calcium, what all is needed for a baby Russian? Do I need both...
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    Hello!

    Thanks so much! I found that the Tortoise Supply had a lot of really good reviews on this forum, I think I'm going to buy from them! (:
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    Hello!

    Thank you so much!! those links helped so much, you are right I got a lot of weird information from the pet stores before I found this forum! I am so glad I found this before getting everything!
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    Hello!

    Hi, My name is Lindsay, I am brand new to this forum! I discovered it because I am saving up to buy a baby Russian Tortoise, and needed to get an idea of what I was going to need to keep it as healthy and happy as possible! This forum is amazing, and thanks already for all the information you...
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