Well, maybe you all don't need to hear this now, but it was 58F on my verandah this morning at 5.30 and I thought, what is this? Winter in Siberia???
Reporting from Coopers Hill, Jamaica, Caribbean Sea.
We do need to know more about his housing and the temperature in his enclosure. Please take a bit of time and give us this information so we can best help him and you! Also please do take some pictures of him and his habitat.
Can we get a pic of the Slimy Thing? o_O Curiosity is killing me.
I change the water and wash out my tortoise bowls every three days or so unless he has pooped in it. I just do a little scrub with plain water and a brush.
You can feed frozen but thoroughly thawed mice that are available for feeding snakes. But it is not necessary because of all the other forms of protein that the tortoise will eat, even a good quality dry dog food now and then, mine love that.
A tortoise might choke on chunks of raw carrot. It is tough. I grater or slice carrot very thin. Same with raw pumpkin. Be sure to follow a good redfoot diet, they are very versatile when it comes to eating, they eat a huge variety of weeds, plants like opuntia cactus pads, veggies and fruit...
It appears to me, and perhaps to others here, that you as the "rescuer" of this tortoise, should think about doing some listening and some careful and humble research, and that if you did that, and responded to knowledgeable advice, this would be a good start for your new tortoise towards a...