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  1. Yvonne G

    Turtle sandbox turned tortoise enclosure!

    Very innovative! Add another hiding place.
  2. Yvonne G

    Virus supplies worldwide comparison

    It's really a shame when you can't police yourself so the government has to do it for you.
  3. Yvonne G


    I'm bored. It's windy and I hate the wind so I'm housebound. Guess I'll take a nap.
  4. Yvonne G

    Which species?

    Manouria emys emys.
  5. Yvonne G

    Growth or unusual??

    Very unlikely he'll give you his parasites.
  6. Yvonne G

    Virus supplies worldwide comparison

    Speaking of being nice,. . . I'm a loner, and I appreciate my aloneness. And it always amazes me when someone is nice to me because I feel like I'm the ugly troll who lives under the bridge. Yesterday I got an email from an acquaintance in SoCal offering to send me animal supplies if I need...
  7. Yvonne G

    I bought my tortoise from CB reptiles

    Move that enclosure up off the floor. It's too cold for a tortoise down there. What kind of light is in that fixture? How cold is your house at night? If a tortoise can't warm up its inner core to at least 80F degrees, he won't eat because the food won't digest, it'll just sit there and rot...
  8. Yvonne G


    Anyone know who's in charge of approving new members on Facebook's Tortoise Forum page? I get PMs from people wondering what's taking so long to get approved.
  9. Yvonne G

    Growth or unusual??

    His eyes are shut because he's not feeling well. I'm afraid the pet store sold you a sick animal. If you don't want to take it back and get your money back, then we'll try to help you, but it won't be easy. Set him up in a smaller enclosure (a hospital tank). Pump up the temperature to 80-85F...
  10. Yvonne G


    And to you, Adam. Say hello to "Wifey" from us here on the Forum.
  11. Yvonne G

    Sore mouth

    What species of tortoise is it? Are you able to get someone to take pictures of the inside of the mouth while you hold it open so we can know what you're talking about? I use the round end of a finger nail file. Lay it up against the outside of the bottom beak, flat, and gently try to insert...
  12. Yvonne G

    Hello everyone

    Hi, and welcome!
  13. Yvonne G

    Hello from Florida!

    Hi Gerald, and a belated welcome to you! I'm assuming that nice enclosure is between buildings where you work? That's a good place for RF tortoises to live. There's a lock on the gate, right? My dentist has an office with an outdoor space like that. I wonder if I could interest him in keeping...
  14. Yvonne G

    Hello from Texas!

    Happy to meet you too! Welcome!!
  15. Yvonne G

    Virus supplies worldwide comparison

    I don't know if retired people, like me, are eligible to receive the check from the President's stimulus package, but if I am, I'd like to know who I can give mine to where it can do the most good. Anyone have any suggestions?
  16. Yvonne G

    Virus supplies worldwide comparison

    Funny thing about "mandatory" . . . When I went shopping yesterday the cashier said, "Since you brought your own bags, you'll have to bag your own groceries." Now I've been known to pitch in and bag my groceries when the cashier is alone, but there was just something off putting about being told...
  17. Yvonne G

    Drinking water.

    Yes, I like those and garbage can lids. How long have the leopard and desert tortoise lived together? Keep it in the back of your mind that if one or the other of them gets sick it was probably because you mixed species from different continents. But let's hope that doesn't happen.
  18. Yvonne G


    YIPES!! That's bad. I'm gla we don't have that here. Do the bees use it?
  19. Yvonne G

    How to trim nails properly?

    I generally trim nails out in the sun where the light is VERY bright. then I turn the foot over so I'm looking at the underside of it. In a very bright light you can see the red line of blood inside the nail and that makes it easier to not clip into the blood area. When trimming nails always...
  20. Yvonne G

    Baby Greek random bursts of activity and lack of appetite

    When you see that frantic type behaviour it's usually fear. What has changed about the way you care for this baby?