1. nameillregretlater

    Dry skin no matter what - possible fungal?

    Hi! My red foot Tortilla always has dry skin on his head no matter how much I soak him and how good the humidity is. Someone suggested it actually could be a fungal situation. What do y'all think? Fungal or dryness? What do I do either way? Here's his picture.
  2. Eve0810

    Respiratory infection

    Please help - respiratory infection We had bark as our hermann tortoises substrate which was suggested to us. We think he must have caught himself on it or some furniture and has had sepsis as a result. We took him to the vets for a course of antibiotics (10 injections). The sepsis has gone but...
  3. V

    Wooden habitat with black mold underneath

    I have a Hermanns, and he is not himself. I was given the tortoise by someone who did not want him any longer. He came in a ZooMed Tortoise House. Given the humidity needs etc it did not seem like the correct habitat. His house is on the floor in the kitchen which is above the garage so it can...
  4. D

    CDT Hatchling Humidity

    Quick question about the humidity in my new enclosure. During the day with their basking lamp on my analog humidity gauge read around 50% humidity but now that it is night and the heat lamp is off the humidity gauge reads 80-90%. That seems odd to me since I do not currently have a cover over my...
  5. S

    Help for a new owner of a red footed tortoise

    Hi! Nice to meet you all, I'm a new owner of a red footed tortoise, possibly a girl and around a year old. We are looking for advice around her vivarium, heat and humidity please ?. I'll include pics aswell as description so you guys can hopefully help. There is coco coir over the bottom of the...
  6. turtleneck_boy

    Adult Russian Tortoise Smell and Humidity?

    Hello! Im new to the forum, I have an adult female Russian tortoise that’s about 12-14 years old, we’ve had her 2 years. We live in the Midwest and it’s starting to get really dry in our house, my tortoise’s humidity remains around 40% during the day. Since it has been getting dryer, I’ve been...
  7. J

    Hermanns Tortoise Help!

    Hi all I am fairly new to this so please bare with me! I have a (aprox) 1 year old Hermanns tortoise and am struggling with the enclosure. I currently use a mix of Tortoise Life Substrate and Orchid Bark which it seems fine with…. Unless anyone else has any other recommendations. But I am...
  8. DracosMum

    Humidity and temp

    Hi all. I am a new tortoise mummy and I'm obviously trying to get everything perfect. Can someone clarify what temps I need to keep my tortoise table. Basking temp Little hideaway (where he sleeps at night) Remainder of the table. Also humidity, what is best for my little 7 month horsfield...
  9. R

    will high humidity hurt?

    I’m getting a young hermann’s tortoise soon. i live in georgia where the humidity can get very high especially during the summer months. will it be safe? i know low humidity can cause pyramiding but what happens if the humidity is too high?
  10. Scollins17

    Enclosure Temperature

    Hi @Tom I have a yearling marginated I posted for about a week ago. I bought a glass terrarium like you recommended to help keep better control of the humidity. This terrarium is much taller than the box I was using so my 100w ceramic heating element is only getting the basking spot to about...
  11. Scollins17

    Torotoise Shell Health

    Hi everyone I'm pretty new to the forum and have a yearling marginated tortoise that I got as a hatchling last August. He seems very active and healthy, but I'm curious what you all think about how his shell is coming along and if you guys see any signs of pyramidding? I would like to hear...
  12. Benda183

    What am I doing wrong? Humidity hating tortoise lol

    I’m struggling here…I’m new to tortoises and have had my rf for about a month now. She lives outside and I bring her in for the night where she lives in this box. I changed things recently to accommodate her behaviors and me trying to understand her needs. She had this box outside at first...
  13. T

    I am worried about my new Hermann's tortoise

    Hello everyone! I really love this forum and I am so glad I found it. I have a lovely new Hermann's tortoise, who I've named Titus (though of course we don't know his sex yet!) He is 11 months. I have experience with many animals, and I foster kittens etc, but have never had reptiles! I love...
  14. A

    Govee Thermometer/Hygrometer Accuracy

    Hey guys I have the Govee Bluetooth Thermo Hygrometer. I’m wondering whether it’s really accurate? Been checking it lately and the temps are too high and the humidity is really low even after I’ve misted the place like crazy because i got paranoid thinking my tortoise would dehydrate . If it’s...
  15. J

    Russian Tortoise Enclosure Advice

    I'm very seriously considering a Russian Tortoise as a new addition to my family. Right now I have a 55 gallon aquarium that I'm a bit lost on how to best set up for my unaquired new friend. Due to the climate that I live in I'll be able to set up a small outdoor "playpen" but the large and main...
  16. Matthew11_28

    Humidity for a horsfield tortoise

    Hi. Does anyone know what humidity level would best suit a horsefield tortoise? I’ve looked at many different sites online and the answers vary from one extreme to the other. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
  17. Domm

    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...
  18. turtwigtortoise

    New Tort Owner

    Hi guys, Relatively new Hermann’s owner - just a quick question for anybody who would like to offer advice. I did and continue to do ALOT of research into how to best keep my little guy, I pretty much have everything like temp, enclosure, meals and daily routine down to a T. But one think...
  19. Z

    Adding Plexiglass to my tortoise table

    Hey forum! I have a 1 year old Mediterranean spur thighed tortoise and she lives in the tortoise table that i have shown in the picture. The tortoise table is great and she loves being able to look out and see what we are doing. However, it has recently came to my attention that her shell is...
  20. T

    Substrate humidity

    I’m building an indoor greenhouse enclosure and was just wondering how y’all keep the humidity up in the greenhouse while keeping the top layer of substrate dry and underneath wet? Will I just need very deep substrate ? I’m using coco coir