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  1. cakberlin

    Going Bioactive

    Hi May I know what substrate do you use for your enclosure? I am now thinking to make my enclosure become a bioactive but I need to study whether this is applicable for my babies sulcata or not. What is the ratio of isopod and springtails in your enclosure?
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    Ever Wonder How Fast A Sulcata Can Grow?

    I have 2 tortoises which I purchased early in this year. The first one was purchased in January and the second one in February. Both of them are Sulcata. Yesterday I measured their weight and turns out that both of them only gaining 1 gram in a month. The weight of the 1st one is now 41 gr (it...
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    Is this considered as swollen neck?

    Hi everyone, Thank you for all your messages and I am sorry that I could not reply to every messages from all of you. I just want to give an update on my tortoise. Last week I went back to the vet and the vet performed the biopsy to my tortoise. According to my vet, it is just a common fungus...
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    Is this considered as swollen neck?

    Okay, will do! Yes, both of them are Sulcata. Thank you :)
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    Is this considered as swollen neck?

    Will do, I wish I could make her healthy again. I just adopted her for 2 weeks. Is it possible that this disease already on her before I adopted her? Will do. Is there any possibility that this disease transmitted through air? Her enclosure is located not quite far from my another healthy...
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    Is this considered as swollen neck?

    Last night I went to the local vet and she gave me some ointment that consist of antibiotics. She asked me to put the oitment twice a day for a week on her neck. I managed to take a photo of her neck while she's sleeping.
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    Is this considered as swollen neck?

    Is there any chance for her to survive from this disease? The bump is yellowish. I found it is similar with the one in the following picture
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    Is this considered as swollen neck?

    Hi everyone, This morning I noticed something strange on my baby sulcata's neck. At first I thought that it was something from the substrate but when I tried to clean it up, it feels like it is a swollen neck (marked with red colored circle and there are two of them located side by side). Is...
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    Help! My baby sulcata is trying to hurt the other one

    Wow, it grows really fast! Do you take a note of his growth progress monthly? Is there any guidance in how tortoise shall gain weight every month? Lol. I wanted to put an aloe vera too in my enclosure because both of my tortoises love to eat them 😁 I am glad to hear this information that they...
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    Help! My baby sulcata is trying to hurt the other one

    Your tortoise and your enclosure is looking great! Is it Chunk in the picture? Sorry for asking, is that an aloe vera plant? Are you using fertilizer to make it grow? I wanted to put some plants in the enclosure but I am still confused how to maintain the substrate clean because I changed the...
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    Help! My baby sulcata is trying to hurt the other one

    Some of tortoise keeper in Indonesia that I know tend to use coco husk / forest bark for the substrate (most of them only use old newspaper for their substrate 😅 Correct, all year the night temp never goes below 28°C. We only had 2 seasons in Indonesia and I live near the beach the temperature...
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    Help! My baby sulcata is trying to hurt the other one

    Do you mind share the picture of your enclosure for reference? Are slate slabs like the one in the following pictures? At what size of tortoise do you recommend it to be placed on the enclosure to grind down their beaks?
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    Three-week Old Sulcata Enjoying Sunshine & Lunch

    Wow! I found that your thread is so inspirative. I wish I could raise my babies sulcata like you and I really hope that they could grow bigger and healthy like Ms Sully. Can't wait to see the update of Ms. Sully 😁
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    Help! My baby sulcata is trying to hurt the other one

    Yes, at the moment I am sharing the lamp while waiting for the new fitting to be arrived. I don’t have any night heat. I lived in Indonesia where the temp at night will not go any lower than 28 C. The humidity is mostly go around 60% to 70%. I keep misting their enclosure to maintain the...
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    Help! My baby sulcata is trying to hurt the other one

    Noted for the information. I wish I could have an enclosure like the one which Kamp Kenan's have 😁 Anyway, I finally moved Moja to her new enclosure. I am now waiting for the new feeding dish to arrive. Thank you for all of your advices 😁
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    Help! My baby sulcata is trying to hurt the other one

    I am going to put them in the outdoor enclosure when they are big enough. Thank you for the advice :) I already followed the instruction by preparing the recommended size of the enclosure. I even saw one of his photos that he is having bunch of baby sulcata in one enclosure and based on that I...
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    Help! My baby sulcata is trying to hurt the other one

    Thank you for the information! I used to think that staring at each other mean they are trying to make a bond with each other 😅 Does it mean bullying happens with the tortoise with same gender? Or it happens just because they are a solitary animal?
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    Help! My baby sulcata is trying to hurt the other one

    Hi! I just knew that following, sleeping together and laying on each other are kind of bullying thing. I thought that they are enjoying life together by doing that 😢 Thank you for your advice, I will replace the food dish when I made the new enclosure for them. P.S. At first I thought that...
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    Help! My baby sulcata is trying to hurt the other one

    Thank you for your advice and the caresheets. I already read the beginner mistakes and the best way to raise a sulcata leopard or star tortoise and I keep watching Tom's post (I found that his posts are very good!) I will seperate their enclosure tomorrow. Thanks!
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    Help! My baby sulcata is trying to hurt the other one

    Hello I have 2 sulcatas which I brought from the same pet shop in different time. The 1st one called Noshi-Noshi and the other called Moja. Noshi-Noshi has been with me for a month before I decided to buy Moja. Their size is quite same; Noshi-Noshi is having 5,2 cm length from its plastron and...
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