It’s officially been one year since Button came to me! He’s definitely come out of his shell (pun intended), and runs up to greet me every time he spots me. He’s so darn cute, and I’m so happy I was lucky enough to be able to take him in :)
Outdoor enclosure took about 15 minutes to set up, just including the walls and stuff, and indoor took me about a day of buying stuff and set up. Substrate took probably the most time, since I had to lug about 10 cubic feet of cypress mulch inside :p
GOOD NEWS! After a long soak in the bathtub, he managed to get it out! I gave him a few eyedrops to make sure he's alright, but he seems fine. Almost had a bit of a problem when I was bringing him back outside and rolled my ankle on the way down the stairs, but I sacrificed my knees to keep him...
Be sure to have your friend give these a read:
The best way to raise a sulcata, leopard, or star- https://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/the-best-way-to-raise-a-sulcata-leopard-or-star-tortoise.181503/
For Those Who Have a Young Sulcata...
He’s doing great! Sorry for the lack of updates. Over winter he certainly slowed down a lot, but that was to be expected, and he did fine. Right now he’s in his outdoor enclosure chowing away.
Took some pictures with my new macro lens yesterday :)
After trying to wash it out, it doesn’t appear to be leaving. Should I keep him in a sterile environment until it gets sorted? I think a vet visit might be in order.
would it be worth buying turtle eye drops?