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  1. Ghazan

    What waterproof flooring to use in a heated enclosure?

    With the cooler weather here in Socal my leopards are spending more time in their heated enclosure outside. They inevitably poop/pee inside and it's a pain to clean and stinks. I was wondering what do you guys use so the wood doesn't get soaked or smell with time? Was thinking of using a second...
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    Leopard Gender Guess?

    I have to PP leopards, 1 is 9 inches weighing ~5 lbs the second one is 10 inches and 5.5 lbs. They will be 3 years old in May. Any thoughts ... thanks
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    Light Fixture for heated outdoor enclosure?

    Looking for a light socket/fixture with cord/plug. Is there anything available that I can just screw into the lid or wall of my outdoor heated enclosure so I can add some 'daylight' inside with a timer. I will be using a standard LED bulb. I can't seem to find anything that's plug and play. Thanks
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    Controlling mosquitos in outside turtle tubs?

    I live in Socal and am hoping to keep a couple waterland tubs outside full time with an aquarium heater. How do you guys maintain mosquito populations? I had some moving water and added some guppies but still had some activity. Not sure if it cooled down but now I added a mosquito dunk? I...
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    NA Wood Turtle Care sheet / Videos / Pictures ?

    Any good videos, pictures or care sheets primarily for juvenile NA wood turtles ~3 inches. I've read Al Roach's book and Chris Leone's online guide but looking for some examples of how people keep juveniles. I had all 4 of them in a rubbermaid container that was split 50/50 water and land but...
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    Tortoises with Nyctotherus and Entamoeba coli-like

    I have 3 radiated tortoise been quarantining for 3 months. Just did a stool O&P showing moderate (11-30) Nyctotherus and moderate (11-30) Entamoeba coli-like. Unclear how old they are, CB born probably mid 2018 (~ 6 months is my best guess). They are active and eat but growing very slowly. 2...
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    Shell Rot or Shedding - Spotted turtle?

    Limited experience with spotted turtles, so not sure if this is typical shedding or shell rot. I have seen fungus on the skin, which this spotted does not have, skin seems fine. I noticed it when I dry docked her for 2 hours to do a water change. Only reason why I ask is because I've never seen...
  8. Ghazan

    2 Radiata, 1 not eating

    Picked up 2 radiated torts in August, 1 was 49 grams and 2nd was 38 grams the first day I had them. I think they were born May or June of this year. They've been kept in 4x2 AP cage with basking end around 95 and cool end around 88. At night I turn off all heating and lights, gets to room temp...
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    Best Turtles for outdoor pond in Southern California?

    Recently had a 800-1000 gallon pond built with a waterfall in my backyard. What are some good options in Southern California for aquatic or semi-aquatic turtles that can live outdoors all year, it's north facing area with sun through 2pm, then complete shade in the afternoon? Not really...
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    price difference btwn leopard types

    What's the price difference typically between babcocki and pp?
  11. Ghazan

    Wanted: Leopard or Sulcata Tortoise - Los Angeles

    Looking for 1 or 3 leopards or sulcata tortoise - hatchlings to adults. Let me know, I'm in Los Angeles, CA. Hatchlings will be housed indoors, adults will have a enclosed section of my back yard with a warm box (~ 1.2k square feet). Thank you.
  12. Ghazan

    Outdoor Russian set up

    New to the forum, built this enclosure for an adult male Russian I adopted ~ 9 months ago, let me know what you think. It's about 6.5 feet in diameter, stones are > 12" high with 1 buried. The shed has an overhead reptile basic heater, insulated and a thermostat. Planted a hibiscus and couple...