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  1. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Tortoise update

    Thank you all for your support and advice! More updates on my little tort will be up soon!
  2. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Tortoise update

    I have heard many great things about mazuri tortoise food, the original, I have looked for it but they only sell in bulk. Do you know of any retailer that sells in small quantities?
  3. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Tortoise update

    Thank you so much!! It means a lot coming from such an experienced owner. Do you have any tips on fixing bad eating habits? Because the only time he will try something somethig that's not lettuce is if I chop up everything into mush, but that is not really good for him, as he should be...
  4. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Tortoise update

    @Tom, @Markw84, @G-stars. Would love for y'all to take a look at my tortoise and see if he's growing nicely. I worry about pyramiding and some lighter spots on the points of his scutes. More info about his upkeep at he top of the thread. Also here are some more pictures of him. More...
  5. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Tortoise update

    Do you just feed your torts different stuff everyday or mix everything up or...?
  6. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Tortoise update

    He is 2 months since hatching. He was born sometime in May.I bought him from Chris in June and have had him for almost 2 months now.
  7. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Tortoise update

    Hello all, Baby Hannibal the Burmese Star Tortoise is a little over 2 months old now. He weights on a good day 40g. I have him eating a salad mix of grass and weeds, kale, romaine, chard, mustard, collard, and turnip tops. For some reason he does not like to eat dandelions. I have been trying...
  8. AriadneHam

    Getting an Indian star

    I recommend starting out with a leopard tortoise. They are just easier to take care in comparison to the needs of an Indian star. definitely leopards are easier to breed. However if you are dead set on a star tortoise. Might I suggest getting a Burmese star? They are a lot more robust and...
  9. AriadneHam

    Getting an Indian star

    So if you want to have a Indian star tortoise, you're going to have to invest some time and money into husbandry of the animal. Indian stars are notorious for being temperamental to climate change. You have to keep them at a consistent warm temp and humidity for them to thrive. Consider where...
  10. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Hatchling Care Advice

    How's the little Indian star tortoise doing? Any updates or changes?
  11. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Hatchling Care Advice

    Is he eating on his own in his enclosure or are you hand feeding him. Try holding him and when he calms down hold out some leafy greens for him to smell. If he doesn't bite, break or tear the leaf so he can smell better. If he still doesn't go for it, try soaking him in 95F water for 15-20...
  12. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Hatchling Care Advice

    Also I just found my little guy's favorite treat. Blueberries. Gave him one the other day and he gobbled it up, then looked at me for more. Sorry bud, only only on special occasions. Anyone else notice particular foods or treats their star tortoises likes?
  13. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Hatchling Care Advice

    That's funny how he falls asleep on the spot. Yeah, I heard that Indian stars are a bit more temperamental with human socialization and with climate changes. But how old is he?
  14. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Hatchling Care Advice

    Great! Will do. The only reason I didn't something like that, was because I wasn't sure if it was clean or treated correctly for pet use. Also I heard that some people put bugs in the enclosure to keep it clean( break down leftover food scraps mixed into substrate), sounds odd to me, your...
  15. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Hatchling Care Advice

    Thank you so much for your help. I'm glad to hear that this is normal behavior for a hatchling. I'll definitely try mazuri or rep cal along with the weeds. I live in California so I'm lucky I can put him outside for a couple hours. I worry about him soaking for too long because as soon as he...
  16. AriadneHam

    Burmese Star Hatchling Care Advice

    Hi everyone, I'm new to raising hatchling tortoises, as I've only had an already fully grown box turtle. I got my male Burmese star tortoise, captive bred, from reputable source and have had him for a little over a week. Anyways, I'm a bit worried about my little guy as. All he wants to do is...
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