1. I

    Substrate Sticking to Food

    Hello guys. I usually soak my tortoises foods before putting them into their enclosure so they get hydrated. I use this organic forest floor bedding and my tortoises actually like it a lot but when I put their soaked food into the enclosure the bedding sticks to the food. Do you guys have any...
  2. C

    Top soil humidity question

    Hi guys, I recently bought a bunch of sterilised top soil for my Russian tortoise. I'm just a bit confused about the humidity as everywhere recommends 40%-50% however my humidity ratings indicate 80-90% (when the sensor is submerged in the soil). Is it only the air around the tortoise that...
  3. Celiagg

    Sulcata substrate

    Hello everyone! Hear I am with more questions. Next week is the week I cleaning Sheldon’s enclosure. Ive been using only cypress mulch but have read to use organic non fertilized top soil. As a gardner of exotic plants I’m not afraid to try different things to see what works. But as a new...
  4. D

    Tortoise substrate

    I am transferring my Russian Tortoise “Rex” to a new enclosure. I am going to use coconut husk fibers substrate in the below habitat. Should I put the substrate through out the entire habitat or just inside or just outside his cave. He loves to burrow. He is kept inside because it gets cold and...
  5. J

    I can’t tell if my Box Turtle loves or hates enclosure :/

    TLDR: I replaced the substrate and my box turtle hasn’t settled down…keeps making a mess and walking everywhere ..same substrate I’ve always used I just added more than usual so she could burrow and added potted sedans…I can’t tell if she’s just very stimulated or stressed out I have a baby box...
  6. Williammurphy

    Horsefield Tortoise

    Hi! My name is William, I am 21 from Glasgow Scotland. I purchased my first ever tortoise, Chelly (I'm creative can't you tell ;)). The breeder told me she was a Horsefield Tortoise from Russia and provided certificates showing her egg number and DOB etc. So I am certain that this correct. I...
  7. EllisEditz

    Is There A Specific Substrate To Grow Spider Plants.?

    Is There A Specific Substrate To Grow Spider Plants.? want to add some plants to my RF's Enclosure and i decided to go with spider-plants would i need a certain substrate for these plants to grow from seed.? if so any reccomendations on substrates would be appreciated :) (THE IMAGE LINKED IS...
  8. Bryanna

    Florida box turtle enclosure.

    Hello, I rescued 3 box turtles back in February. I was told they were all ornate box turtles but after feeding them and watching them grow after a couple of months i noticed that all 3 are different from each other. After researching and reading about box turtle breeds, come to find out I have...
  9. Citron Elegans

    Bug Identification Help The link includes videos, my apologies but this is the best quality I could muster. There aren't many of these bugs and they only are in the areas that are constantly moist and have plant life. I have not seen any on my...
  10. Robbie Denby

    What temporary substrate can I use instead of coconut coir?

    Hello! Hoping somebody can give me abit of advise. My 5 year old leopard tort has always had coconut coir as a big substrate. I’m currently in the process of selling my flat (mostly as my tort is getting big and I want to create an outdoor area for him so I’m looking at a house with a garden)...
  11. G

    Found bug in my red foots substrate😢

    Recently moved in to a new house, made sure it had a whole room I could dedicate to my guy, but I’ve had a juvenile redfoot since mid December and have been around enough forums and talked to enough people to know I have his enclosure at the proper temp and humidity, I know I have the right...
  12. EllisEditz


    just wondering from your guys experience and loads of research what substrate would you guys say is best for a redfoot tortoise.?
  13. D

    Newie mom, just found tortoise

    My husband was walking the dogs and found a sulcata tortoise on the sidewalk. He seems to be eating fine. Greens, grass and soaked pellet. I have him right now in a laundry basket with heat light and heating pad. I just ordered him a house. I was wondering whats the best substrate and humidifier...
  14. BuzBuz

    Merry Tortoisemas!

    Heidi: *Sigh* just take the photo hooman..
  15. EllisEditz

    would you guys recommend this for a redfoot tortoise.?

    opinions on this for my 1 year redfooted tortoise... THANKS :)
  16. EllisEditz

    Would u guys say this is suitable for my red foot I’ve seen many other owners use this ?

    Would you guys say this is suitable ?
  17. BuzBuz

    Chow time!

  18. Nicolew20

    Kevin’s Crib

    Hi everyone! I have a horse field tort called Kevin. I’ve had him for over a year now. I’ve tried different substrates for him, reading different forums and just general googling I am still none the wiser. He’s currently living on beach chips and Mediterranean calcium free soil blend with...
  19. gregcalverley0327

    Reptibark at petco

    Just wanted to let everyone know that petco is running a good sale on 24 quart bags of repti bark again, only 7.73 a bag. Nice for us that don’t have access to orchid bark
  20. gregcalverley0327

    Orchid bark in Michigan

    I’ve been trying to find a local source for orchid bark in west Michigan and have had zero luck. Anybody know of anything in Michigan that sells it in bulk? Would like to buy the 2 cubic foot bags if possible before buying smaller 24 qt bags online for 15 each