Misting would raise humidity but humidity isn't bad and it also would cool the air. In Arizona, very hot and dry, the outdoor seating areas at restaurants have misting systems. It keeps the area cooler.
Shallow pools of water wouldn't be bad but they would have to use thrm to get cooler. The...
When you get everything right you likely will see him grow and into a normal size sully.
I rescued a leopard a few years back. He was the same age ad the one I was raising but less then half the size and could only scoot, not walk. With proper space, diet and water therapy, he passed my own...
Is he only doing it when you lift him up?
If he is truly sick then something is probably wrong with his housing/temps.
Please post pics of the enclosure, give us a run down of temps, basking, over all, night time, etc. What is the humidity? How old and big is he?
I think the stress stuff depends on the tortoise. My two male leopards never seem stressed. They just go with whatever.
My male russian does seem to get "stressed" when he has to go in for winter. Stressed or peed off, one of the two.
My female leopards I had, one seemed to always be...
Just an fyi. Tortoises can't be sexed until around 5 years of age, give or take. A male may flash sooner. They all look female when young.
So when looking to buy one, don't get fooled by the breeders/sellers that will say it's this or that sex.
They can be sex temp incubated but it's not...
They are very cute. Love the pic sleeping as the rock is a pillow.
Now, to make sure know the correct info. They should be in a closed chamber with high, 80% humidity. They are pyramiding.
They also need to be in their own enclosure as one will bully the other to illness or death. Also them...
Just so you know. They can climb straight up. Mine years ago climbed a tree. He got in the crotch of a branch and sat there probably wondering now what. The tree was in his enclosure so he really didn't gain any ground on escaping lol.
Mine do that on the fence that isn't even shared.
They always walk the outer area of their enclosures. They usually stop a couple times, that I see, and try to push thru the fence, not the shared fence, just always wanting what's outside their walls/fence.
Not going to find too many with...
If you can get him outside a couple times a week then you dont need the uvb inside. 6 months is really probably best for changing unless you get a uv meter but they are expensive, over 200. That's the only way to know for sure how much uv is really being put out. Getting him outside is cheaper.
As long as they cant see each other there shouldnt be a problem. Some like mine, even seeing each other, have no problems. have two leopards side by side with a fence in between. They don't much care the other is there.
Now when I females around and near them, that's when you could tell...
Diet sounds good and uvb is there. Be sure to switch out the uvb bulb per bulb instructions. It's either 6 months or yearly.
The enclosure is way too small and needs enlarging asap or you will have a tort that cant walk, only skid. They have to have proper sized enclosures to roam and build...
Doesn't look like it too me. However, most if not all I have seen were full blown mbd, not just starting
What is the diet, enclosure, lights and heat. Any supplements?
So far his shell looks nice and smooth. Let's make sure he looks as good on the inside by giving the info I ask.
Way too cool. So glad you shared with us
I see you got bit by the tortoise bug. It is a strong hold.
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