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  1. Littleredfootbigredheart

    Is hardwood plywood safe?

    I’m wanting to build some hides for my family members red foot, she desperately needs more coverage in her upcoming upgrade so I’m trying to get multiple decent sized ones made(I know wood isn’t the best option in a humid environment, but pvc box hides would work out a similar price for the...
  2. Littleredfootbigredheart

    Pulse thermostats vs on/off thermostats

    Hi guys! Can I ask, does anyone have experience/opinions on whether the pulse style thermostats are better for ceramics? There’s currently a few sales on making them the same price/cheaper than the traditional on/off ones, are they worth getting? We’ll just be using CHE’s as heat sources for...
  3. Littleredfootbigredheart

    Red foot temperatures

    Hi guys, my family are trying to gather some last bits to prepare for their red foots upgrade😊 Originally we were going to hold off buying extra thermostats/bulbs till the time came and use some of her current equipment, but we’re aware this set up is going to take time tweaking to get right...
  4. Littleredfootbigredheart

    Smart meters

    What smart meters does everyone use in their enclosures?🙂hoping to get one with multiple sensors for a more accurate reading, the govee brand multipack is so expensive though and we’re in the middle of an entire enclosure upgrade, So was wondering what brands other people might use? The ones I’m...
  5. Littleredfootbigredheart

    Hide ideas

    Hello all, I’m currently in the process of helping a family member upgrade their red foot tortoise🙂 Her cave hide is starting to become too low for her size, I’ve looked into a few different cost effective options, broken/flat back plant pots are a bit of an awkward shape for her to turn round...
  6. Littleredfootbigredheart

    CHE wattage

    Sorry I keep jumping on here folks, some of her stuff is on January sale so trying to get as much input before placing all the orders😊question in regard to CHE, I believe we’ll be switching to just using those for her heat as opposed to a floodlight during the day, we currently already have a...
  7. Littleredfootbigredheart

    Red foot vs dwarf red foot?

    Hello you lovely lot! No doubt many of you red footers recognise my crazy self haha, I promised I’d keep everyone updated so I’ll try and keep this as brief as I can. We’ve currently got her temperatures nice and stabilised now, she’s reading high 80’s in the hot end, being around 75 in her cool...
  8. Littleredfootbigredheart

    UVB timing

    Hello, I posted a thread recently about getting a family members red foot tort an enclosure upgrade as she’s definitely long out grown her current one, I think I’m more or less sure about how to get her set up now, the people who answer on here are so helpful and kind! She’ll be in an 8ft...
  9. Littleredfootbigredheart

    Red foot enclosure advice needed

    Apologies in advance for long post!! I’m looking for advice on a few things regarding an approximately 12 year old red foot enclosure, I think she’s on the smaller side for her age, she’s currently in too small an enclosure, measuring 4ft length by 1.5ft depth and a height of nearly 2ft, her day...
  10. terri_the_tortoise

    Help Needed - Testudo Graeca

    Hello everyone - I'd like to introduce Terri, who we picked up at the end of September and was hoping we could get some advice. She is a Testudo Graeca (Greek Tortoise). She sleeps a lot (as we fully expect her to) but we are starting to think she is sleeping TOO much - as in she will sleep and...
  11. A

    Help!! Missing Tortoise!!

    Hiya, I'm new here, so not entirely sure how this works, but I rlly need some help & advice. I have 2, seven year old Mediterranean tortoises, which I keep in a heated greenhouse, with access to an outdoor area. However, one of my tortoise hasn't been seen since yesterday afternoon, in the...
  12. J

    Cherry head season change and lighting advice

    Hello, I've moved cherry and berry into a new home (pictures attached) and I have some questions about lighting. Its fall here in MN and I noticed that they were slowing down and eating less, which seems like it's normal for cherryheads. I also have seen a lot of conflicting advice on basking...
  13. shelli82

    Introducing our first 🐢 Oogway

    Super excited to welcome our first tortoise to our family. Introducing...Oogway 🐢 My name is Michelle and we live in the county of Hampshire, in England. We now have 🐈‍⬛️🐕🐕🐎🐟🐢... think we're on the way to creating a mini zoo 🤣 Never thought we'd have a tortoise, never looked after one and...
  14. Kayleigh Smith

    Tortoise Scales Loose

    Hi! I have a 2 year old Greek/Mediterranean Spur-thighed tortoise. I have had her for a little over a year and she has been in good health. Recently I built a large, 8ftx3.5ft outdoor terrarium and she loves being out there but I noticed some odd behaviors. Once I saw her eating the dirt and a...
  15. B

    Damaged shell

    Hello, I’ve just noticed some damage to the underside of my 10 year old Horsefield’s shell. His behaviour hasn’t changed and is still eating and active all day. He climbs a lot and does fall, but this seems like an odd place to damage from a small height and a soft landing. I’m not sure how...
  16. M

    New Hermann Carer - looking for advice and reassurance!

    Hi everyone! New Hermann's owner here looking for some advice. There's so much information online and given at local reptile centres that we've become really confused. We want to make sure he's got the best possible environment and life so I'm hoping you'll be able to help! He's a Hermann's...
  17. elel

    Tortoise not eating?

    Hey! Lately I've become quite concerned of my tortoise ): We took him out of hibernation 8 days ago on sunday. On sunday he seemed usual to me, like what he's always been after hibernation. He went in his water container, drank some and then went to sleep, wasn't awake too much. Now he has eaten...
  18. R

    Hermann Tortoise Diet!

    Hello! I wanted to ask, if all ingredients in this product are safe for Hermann Tortoises, as I am a bit concerned about the fish. Thank you
  19. T

    Sick Sulcata - Needing Help Fast

    Hello, We are new here, but are needing some help with our baby sulcata tortoise who isn't doing well. My boyfriend and I purchased a tortoise, who is named Rocky, in May of this year, and was told that he was 8 weeks old (making him 4 months old now), and he seemed to be doing fine up until...
  20. P

    Help! Feeding oral medication to a head shy Sulcata

    Hi all, My tortoise Abe has come down with the snifflies. The vet went through a general environment check with me and cannot determine anything particular that strikes as causing the runny nose. He is in good spirits and eats well and went for a good run around in the vet office too. But he...
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