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    Tort whistling ???

    My one year old tort (eastern hermanns) has been whistling and making a loud squeaking noise. His temps and enclosure are right ( thanks to the confirmation and good advice from this site)…. I would imagine torts make some vocal noises? His nose is not runny and he is active as usual, he eats...
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    Moving 1 year old tort to the yard?

    Hello, My eastern hermanns turns one tomorrow and he’s ( not sure if its actually a him but he was incubated at a low temp so I say he) grown so much since I had him as a hatchling. I have kept him inside but now I want to make him an outdoor enclosure in the yard. I live in PA so this will...
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    Fogger for tort?

    Hello, My Eastern Hermmans enclosure is a pretty text book set up, thanks to everyone on here over the last year. I am in PA and It’s been 13 degrees the past week. Even with blasting my heat and trying to seal off the enclosure the best I can I am struggling with humidity. I make sure the...
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    Transporting Tortoise In Freezing Weather?

    I have an 8 month old eastern hermanns that I need to drive to my parents so they can watch him when I go on a 4 day trip next week. This was not a problem in the summer but it is so cold here where I live, I mean like 18 degrees F. I’m worried about even transporting him from my house to the...
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    Does my tortoise want a toy?

    Hello, My 9 month old eastern hermanns tort seems to like chasing things. I dont let it roam around the house or on my floors ever. When he has his soaks in between changing his water he seems to find whatever he can on the counter and roll it around to chase it . He even tries to run along the...
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    Forest Floor?

    Hello, I have an eastern Hermanns and I usually buy him forest floor bedding from The pet store. Even the smalles bag is $30 and it barely covers his enclosure for one cleaning. I don’t mind spending this but was wondering there’s another alternative. It basically just looks like mulch and...
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    Male or Female?

    Hello, I know its hard to sex a tortoise until they’re older, however I’ve been having people tell me its already a female? The breeder said he was incubated at a certain temp to be a male. I was hoping for that because they’re smaller. I know it;s not certain and either way I’m happy to have a...
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    Pink Belly?

    Rex belly is looking a little pink? He’s a 7 month old eastern hermanns
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    Powersun bulb ?

    Hello, I was wondering if the Powersun bulb really works? Right now I have the UVA/ Heat bulb and then a separate tube light for UVB. With winter coming I need to close the enclosure and cut holes in the lid. I was thinking only cutting one hole for the powersun bulb and then one for the CHE...
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    First Winter Coming With Hatchling - Enclosure Help

    Hi Everyone, I've had my eastern hermanns hatchling for about 4 months. I live in the Northeast in PA. The nights and days are frigid here in the winter, single digit temps sometimes and negatives. During the day his basking bulb seems to heat up the whole enclosure, but at night it's colder...
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    Hatchling being weird?

    Hello, My little Eastern Hermanns hatchling (4 months) is on a strict schedule and routine. He always wakes up and sleeps at the same time, his lights go on and off everyday at the same time (12 hour cycle). Tonight he randomly emerged from his hide around an hour before his light goes off for...
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    Peeing White! Puddle bigger than him

    Hello, I know tortoises excrete the white urnates or whatever they are but is this normal (see picture) He's about 3 months old and I've never seen him do this until the last two days. It's also a puddle bigger than him? He didn't start doing this until I started feeding him the broadleaf I...
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    Diet?

    I have a 5 month old Eastern Hermanns Hatchling and have read several articles on here on what to feed them. There is no clear answer and most are crazy wild weeds and plants I just don't have access to. Can anyone tell me if what I am giving him is ok and enough? If anyone has suggestions on...
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    Can I Grow Food?

    Hello, I am a first time Eastern Herm owner, I have a hatchling. I have read so many conflicting threads on what to feed it. Does anyone have a solid link that I can follow for an Eastern Hermanns diet. Also can I grow weeds? Most of the yards near me are all treated with harsh chemicals so...
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    Enclosure Check, Substrate Turning Black?

    Hello, I have had an Eastern Hermanns Hatchling for about a week now, he is only a little over a month old. I am keeping his enclosure damp for humidity and it never drops below 65% the temp is usually 80-90 during the day and around 73F at night. I noticed pieces of the substrate are turning...
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    Is this Breathing Normal?

    Hey , I just received my Eastern Herman’s Hatchling two days ago . This could be normal behavior but I’m not sure because I never had a tortoise this young . he looks like he’s breathing really heavy while he isn’t in motion his front legs are going in and out and he is like gulping his throat...
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    Help Enclosure Humidity

    My Eastern Hermanns hatchling is arriving tomorrow so I set up the enclosure this morning. the humidity will not raise above 50% I think it needs to be at 70 at all times? I poured a bucket of water in and mixed I guess at night I can put the lid on at night but not during the day. The long bulb...
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    Is this light too close?

    Hello, I am waiting on my eastern hatchling, he/she will be here in two days. I have laid out the T8 UVB light across the top but i need to know if it's too close? I measured and its 9 inches away from the bottom of the enclosure. It has no hooks so I can't hang it on the stands, I saw many...
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    New Eastern Hermann on the way- Advice please

    Hi! About two months ago I purchased a terminally ill russian tortoise from PetsSmart, after several vet visits it couldn't make it and passed away. I loved having my first tortoise and was very upset. Today I purchased a one month old Eastern Hermanns from a great breeder. It will be here in...
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    Tortoise scales peeling off

    I recently picked up a tortoise from pets smart (a month ago)..... Her enclosure was labeled green but I think she looks like a Russian tortoise . When I first brought her home I took her to the vet for a check up the vet said she had a RI and gave her antibiotics . She hasn’t eaten in four days...
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