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    Tortoise 'pond' ideas!

    Yes its fake. I am not a fan, but I rent. The tortoise has a grassy area on the side with really wild grass. I would love for him to have real grass. The plan for him is I keep him until my godmother buys a house (which is as soon as she can find a reasonable one with him in mind) and together...
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    Tortoise 'pond' ideas!

    The dish was $10 and the blue was $2.50. I have it above ground but , I may bury it into the ground later, might help keep the water cooler.
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    Tortoise 'pond' ideas!

    I know this is kind of late, but maybe it will help someone in the future. I have a leopard tortoise , he's 18 inches long. I tried a kiddie pool that I cut down but its too flimsy. I tried a pot water dish but the largest I found was 19 inches. Then today, I was at home depot and walked down...
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    Tortoise seems worse after vet visit

    Found this website with lots of info about leopard tortoises. Someone here mentioned some leopard tortoises dont do well with baytril which is mentioned here, along with a very detailed list of things they eat in the wild. A lot to digest but I found it helpful and thought I would share...
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    Tortoise seems worse after vet visit

    That is very scary, but also they charge an arm and a leg and you usually walk away empty handed. I was scared to take him at all, and did alot of research to find one and found MANY reviews of horrible stories. I ended up chosing one with less bad stories. He isn't taking the antibiotic and...
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    Tortoise seems worse after vet visit

    I very much appreciate you taking time to give me advice. Thank you ! It sounds like you are well seasoned with tortoises 🐢 and I am grateful for you sharing your knowledge.
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    Tortoise seems worse after vet visit

    I know, I love him ! Lol
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    Tortoise seems worse after vet visit

    Wow lots of new information for me. I appreciate your insight and how knowledgeable on his species you are. Right now I am in the process of building him an outdoor house /box , it doesn't have a roof yet and its still a work in progress. I definitely built his indoor house in a rush just to...
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    Tortoise seems worse after vet visit

    The substrate i am using is just organic soil. I dampen it a little daily just to be a little moist. If there's something else I should be using I would love to know. He likes to burrow down a little into the dirt. I change the dirt out once a month.
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    Tortoise seems worse after vet visit

    He loves grass and loves drinking water everymorning. He even drinks in his daily bath
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    Tortoise seems worse after vet visit

    Just so everyone is aware, he was sick when I took him home. His owner passed away from cancer and during those last few months his animals health suffered greatly. The only got fed lettuce and watermelon daily. I have done my best to take the best care of him. I'm growing aloe vera and...
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    Tortoise seems worse after vet visit

    Thank you , I actually was not aware that this was the same as baytril. He got it once, and he is not having it. I'm scheduled to take him back to the vet tomorrow.
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    Tortoise seems worse after vet visit

    I built a sleeping quarters indoors for him. The person I got him from did not give him proper heat or diet or humidity. His owner recently passed away and I took this big guy home with me to Phoenix az. Its warm all year round here, so the tortoise (sweetheart is his name) stays outside most...
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    Tortoise seems worse after vet visit

    All creatures clinic in Phoenix az. Yes I got a touchless thermometer to make sure all points in his sleeping area is 85F Basking area is around 93F (directly under the lamp) I have all smart thermostats in the cage, one in the cooler corner and one in the basking area, both of which alert my...
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    Are tortoises weakend/tired after medications?

    He also enjoys eating endive , I grow alot of aloe plants that he eats sometimes as well. Working on finding some spineless prickly pear pads I can grow for him ! I'm planning on planting a whole garden for him. Its a work in progress.
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    Are tortoises weakend/tired after medications?

    I keep trying to upload photos but its kind of finicky here.
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