5 Year Member
- Oct 15, 2013
Sh3wulf said:that is animal abuse.
You said your husband is caring and a fantastic father, possibly pointing out to him that he is showing your children that neglecting a living creature is acceptable will snap him out of whatever world he has deluded himself in. It's a tough call cause sometimes you are trying to keep the peace in the household, but that tortoise is in desperate need of proper care and attention and not ensuring that it gets the help it needs is both your responsibilities.
Thank you for your words of wisdom. And you hit the nail on the head (trying to keep peace in the household). I always looked at the situation as *his responsibility, but now I see that by allowing it to continue without taking action I am just as much at fault :-(
Laura said:DO you have a yard? one with grass? someplace to build a more suitable enclosure? I doubt Safari West would take him.. do they have tortoise?
You should go to your local feed store and see if you can get a partial Bale of Grass Hay. Or go to walmart and in the Section where they sell rabbit stuff.. buy a bag of Timothy Grass Hay. See if Sultan will eat that. Go to the Grocery store and get Spring Mix, Sprinkle it over the hay.. he is starving.... so he will probably eat it.
We do have a yard. S/O has been saying for a couple years that he'd build a large (proper!) enclosure, but it hasn't happened. Safari West does have some torts, I am going to reach out today and see what they say. In the meantime, I will follow your advice about the grass hay, etc. Thank you!
mikeh said:Would it be of any help if few members would post pictures in your thread of their sulcatas around the same age, including their weight and pictures of their outdoor/indoor pen?
Perhaps if your o/s has a visual of how a healthy, happy sulcatas looks, lives and is being cared for, it may wake him up?
Absolutely, that would be *fantastic! Please and thank you.