1. E

    How much food for Hermann?

    He is 2 years old. Previous owner said he fed him 4 days a week. I’m unable to do that to him. He seems always ready to eat but the question is how much greens should he eat in a day? As much as his shell would hold? Also is 70-80% humidity about right? I’m using a diffuser as a misting method...
  2. A

    Humidity help please

    This is Jennifer! What Fogger do y’all recommend for an indoor enclosure for our cherry head tortoise? We have got the temps almost perfected but we are struggling with humidity staying right without us spraying the enclosure 3x a day. Any suggestion on a automatic Fogger/mister would be...
  3. Mluxo91

    Humidity - Northern Ibera Greek Baby

    Hi all - I am a new tortoise owner. My new baby Northern Ibera Greek tortoise should arrive tomorrow in Vermont from Tyler over at Tortoise supply. I have the baby enclosure set up and have been working on dialing in the temp/humidity and would like some input. I set up the enclosure/lights...
  4. C

    Is my humidity too high for my Herman’s Tortoise?

    Hi there, So my little tort is a 3 year old Herman’s tortoise and after a recent visit to the vets I have him in new vivarium. However I’m noticing that the humidity is really high (mid to high 70s sometimes 80) firstly is this too high? (I’m finding online info very contradictory. And secondly...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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?
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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