habitat

  1. M

    New / any help, tips, suggestions appreciated

    Hello Everyone, My name is Marleine and I just moved to a house in Granda Hills, CA. Two desert tortoises were sprung on me-- age 4. I am loving these guys/girls but I just have so many questions to make sure I am giving them what they need. So, Id like to know their gender? How can I check...
  2. The Anonymous Fander

    Waiting before putting my turtle back in her setup?

    So I've been upgrading my eastern box turtles setup to a bioactive setup and I've heard that you have to wait 2 weeks to a month to put your reptile back in, is there any danger to putting my boxie in early? I don't have any plants added btw, so that might affect things? Idk, any help would be...
  3. S

    New eastern box turtle mom - possible respiratory infection, HELP!

    Hi everyone! I recently adopted an eastern box turtle, Sammy, from a family member. He has been much less energetic than usual the past few days and I think (but am not sure) that his breathing may have changed. I'm not sure if I need to be concerned about a possible respiratory infection or...
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    this is his cage too i just want to make sure u guys think it’s a good home 🥺 thank you
  5. R

    Does anybody know of a way to dig deep for hard clay soil?

    My 50lb sulcata has picked a spot that works for him and refused to try anywhere else, but once he hits about a foot down he can't dig anymore so he's just sitting in the sun. Can anybody recommend what they did? i'm thinking an auger with some kind of bit. i'm trying to find one but all i can...
  6. NewtThePinkbelly

    Where to buy large tanks?

    Newt is still a little baby, but depending on wether he's male or female (too small for us to tell) we might need a pretty big tank in the long run. From the information we have found online, pink belly sidenecks can grow up to 11inches, which means a 110 gallon tank or more. Where could we find...
  7. nmcgooby90

    Thinking of getting new enclosure

    Hey all, I have had my 9 month old cherry head tort for 3 months now, and it occurred to me that as he grows I'll have to get a bigger space for him. At the moment I have a 40 gallon terrarium that's 18 inches wide,3 feet long and 16 inches high...
  8. M

    Sulcata Tortoise, Brock Lee

    Hey everyone, I am very new to this site as well as owning a Sulcata. I found her a few weeks ago eating my flowers in the front yard. I searched for her owners, and came up with nothing. So we kept her. (not actually sure of the sex..) She had a cute little habitat on the side of the house. We...
  9. G

    Enclosure Help Please!?

    Hi, SO I am getting my daughter a Russian Tortoise for Christmas. She has done research on them for the past year almost just waiting for one. I however have not so I am looking for help. I want to get the BASICS to get her started and we can build on it from there. I am going with a 50 gallon...
  10. S

    Sealing wood with Vinyl?

    I’m working on an indoor tortoise enclosure for my red foot and I’ve seen most posts advising to stay away from pine. I was thinking about using stick on vinyl flooring planks to make the enclosure water proof and more attractive. If I do that would that make pine safe to use as it would...
  11. B

    Hello from winston

    Hi all I’ve had winston for about a year and a half now. No idea how old he is sadly :-( he was pretty tiny when I got him from a pet shop so can’t be too old...... he was sold to me in a viv, and after getting him home and doing more research (I know I should’ve done more first!) he’s now in...
  12. J

    Help with Redfoot that I took in as a rehome

    I've had Genus: Gopherus native desert tortoises since I was a child and have been licensed to have them by the State if California. I do not have them now so no need to segregate. I recently took in a red foot tortoise as a rescue. He was on Craig's List for so very long that I thought maybe I...
  13. J

    HELP!! New member and can't figure out how to post on visible threads

    Hi, I am a new member and cannot for the life of me figure out how to post on visible established threads. I've used the "contact us" part of the site for help twice weeks apart but I've had no reply and certainly no help. I've had Genus: Gopherus native desert tortoises since I was a child...
  14. TortoisePal

    New tortoise Owner

    I have been earning the money to get a Baby Russian Tortoise. The cute little creatures always attracted me, so I decided I wanted one of my own. I did the research on how to care for them, what they eat, what their habitat requires, all that fun stuff. Everything is set up except for the light...
  15. K

    My Experience Building a Closed Chamber (RF Tortoise)

    First off- thanks to everyone for their expertise and for being regular members who contribute. I was able to read/research a lot before building and this really gave me a lot of information. As a new member who knew nothing about tortoises, this was the best resource I was able to find. We...
  16. isabellaandvesta

    New and need advice!

    Hello! My name is Isabella and I am located in Panama City Beach Florida. Today driving on the highway I stopped and picked up a tortoise who was in the middle of the road. I believe he/she may have been hit by the passing cars in front of me. I have attached photos of him/her and a photo of...
  17. D

    Habitat setup help

    hey guys! So I posted a bit ago last week about my sick sulcata. Since then he has passed, but I’ve been trying to make my habitat suitable to my other baby sulcata. I’ve come to a dilemma of how to set it up when it comes to heat. I have switched my uvb/uva bulb to a mercury vapor heat bulb...
  18. MAV3RICK

    First Tort Will Be Here Friday! Needing Habitat Help...

    Hello! I want to start by thanking everyone for all the incredible info on this forum. I've been lurking for the past couple weeks, preparing for the arrival of our Sulcata that will be here on Friday, and I've learned a lot from all of your posts... Anyway, I want to make sure everything is...
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