1. royal kareem

    What is this sound mean? A hiccup? Mating?

    So, I read that turtle does hiccups too. But I'm not sure if this is it or is this a very bad sign. This has been happening lately, I was wondering if this is a voice made when she's thirsty because most of the time she's basking when this happens. I don't think this is a mating call-...
  2. Lady Boxsworth

    New Here!

    Michael, and my Red Foot Tortoise Lady Boxsworth are new. Excited to meet new friends whom also love these tanks with feet as much as I.
  3. Red Foot 4

    Red Foot 4

  4. C

    Above Tank Lighting Setup

    Hi, Apologies if there is a thread asking a similar question, I've been browsing for information all day and haven't found anything that can answer my specific question and have been getting overwhelmed with the amount of lighting information that doesn't actually answer my question. I...
  5. SinLA

    Trouble getting basking spot hot enough? Please advise re: my setup...

    So I've had Fezzik about a month now (~4yo, 4.5" male russian), and I inherited various lights and lighting setups that are not good. He had a red floodlight that was 75 watts that he very much likes sitting under, but it only got the spot underneath into the mid 80s. I replaced it with a 100...
  6. yay14

    Basking alot

    Hello everyone, i have realized that my yearling hermann has been basking alot recently like maybe 5-6 hours a day. I looked it up and was confused becuse everyone said that it could be becuse of low temps but his temps are good, ambinent 76-78 warm area 83-84, basking 90-95. But i now realized...
  7. 8

    Help with Redfoot tortoise enclosure

    Hello, I was just recently gifted a redfoot tortoise and would like to receive some help and feed back to improve my tortoises enclosure. He is kept indoors where the temperature is about 80-90 in the day time and 70 or above in the night with a humidity of 70-80. Ive used cypress mulch for...
  8. Agathaade

    Set-up concern : my baby greek ibera (8/9 weeks) falls asleep buried in his basking area.

    Hi, My baby greek arrived 3 days ago. He has been eating, pooping, sleeping (a lot), exploring his indoor and outdoor enclosure (he gets one hour of outdoor enclosure time daily). Everyday he chooses to dig into the substrate to sleep, and does it under the basking lamp. Sometimes on the edge...
  9. MistakenMexican

    Hello! New Tortoise Parent - Looking for some advice on juvenile horsefield tortoise behaviour

    Hello All, 3 weeks ago myself and my partner became parents to a 1 year old Horsefield Tortoise called Ferrari (my family are car mad). We've wanted a pet for a while and research brought us to the decision that the Horsefield Tortoise would be the best for our lifestyle and conscience. We...
  10. G

    UVB & Basking - What Do You Recommend?

    Hi All, I am in the process of researching and setting up my home for a hatchling that will be arriving in a couple of months. There is so much information available online regarding basking and UVB lighting/heating, and some of it is very contradictory. I will be speaking with the breeder...
  11. CandyAss

    Peel & Stick Tile

    Does anyone have experience using the peel & stick tile mosaics in their tortoise enclosures? I was thinking of making a slate basking corner where the floor and a portion of wall are black slate so my girls can cozy up to something really toasty. My concern is the adhesive and foam rubber...