russian tortiose

  1. emily396

    About Leo and open for advice

    I recently got a tortoise about 6 months ago from someone who couldnt take care of them anymore. He came with a female they were housed together, and i could only buy them if i got both. They were kept in a clothes drawer with rabbit bedding and no light, so Leonardo, my Russian Tortoise, got...
  2. CountingMareep713

    Terracotta saucers soaking up water

    I got a RT 2 days ago and I'm using an 8" terracotta saucer for water for him to soak in and drink from. I notice that after several hours, the water gets absorbed by the saucer and leaks through to the coconut fiber underneath. I know RTs need dry substrate so I'm wondering if there is any way...
  3. M

    New England Tortoise Dad

    Hello! I'm Jacob and, with my better half, I am the proud parent of two rescue tortoises. We have an adult Red Foot named the Tortoise (pronounced with a French accent) and a Lil Russian named Sheldon. I'm always up to talk about people's best practices for keeping Tortoises happy year round...
  4. SaltLakeReptiles

    How long to reach adult size

    How many years does it take for a wild caught Russian female at 5" take to reach breeding size or 6"? And how long would it take for a baby captive bred one take to reach adult size also?
  5. Gymtimpro

    Hey i drew this up and then made a online model... read descrip...

    I am planing on making it 2x5 feet and the walls are 12 inch high. got all the lumber plans should cost about 140$ with substrate and nails and tarp for lining and wire mesh and staples and 2 clamps and some brackets. It will be for my russian haven't asked parents yet but i got the money. Tell...
  6. Aimie venchus

    Russian Tortoise Hibernating?

    Hello! We are first time tortoise adopters and adopted a female Russian Tortoise this summer. We are unsure of her age but she is an adult. When we first got her this summer she had a healthy appetite and was very active. Lately she has been burying herself in her hide box with hay and hardly...
  7. Blueberry272

    Lighting - UVB/UVA, Tortoise and Plants

    Hello, I see a lot of posts about lights but I'm still missing one piece. It sounds like I need something that gives UVB for tortoise health (Russian tortoise in this case) and something that allows for a basking spot that gets about 95-100 degrees. It is also my understanding that UVB does...
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