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Discussion in 'Indian Star and Burmese Star tortoises' started by mrnewberry, May 3, 2018.

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    mrnewberry Active Member

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    The little ladies (possibly) weren’t using their old hide box. So, I made a new one from a planter box and they seem to like it. It has a pretty big temp gradient inside as well.

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    So cute
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    C04D542F-3E79-461C-A516-BCAC64B1A80B.jpeg Before adding the new hide the tortoises rarely hung out on the warm side. Now they use the hide a lot and I even occasionally see one basking under the light.
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    They are beautiful. I would sure like to get a high yellow from KenS. Ken can you contact me please. my email is zztdch@bellsouth.net. Would love to know if you have any available or when you might have some in the future.
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    Caught white faced chomping on the cuttlefish bone. DE457345-245D-4D53-9F67-0546CF01CA80.png
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    Congrats on your first cuttlebone mustache pic!
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    Looking great! Not sure if you posted this already but can we see a pic of their setup? I’m always looking for new ideas.
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    I’ll try to get some photos when the lights are on tomorrow.

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    98D49476-08AB-41C1-ADDC-8544F5774C95.jpeg 198E2A73-A139-4D26-94FD-8D201F6F8D7B.jpeg 46B18F5F-AE2D-4612-8DA0-C4A92DC17674.jpeg
    Here you go. I made this enclosure with the help of my family and neighbor. I discovered a 4’x6’ sheet of 1/4” pvc being thrown out (it was a sign). So, I snagged it and made the largest enclosure I could from it. Which was 36”x18”x18”.
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    Great use of a freebie! What’s the plan when those little monsters get too big for the current setup?
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    When these guys get too big for the current set up I will make something larger. Of course then I will be tempted to put something back in this enclosure. I have been pretty happy with this one so far. It holds the humidity in well and I don’t have to worry about rotting.
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    623A4E76-A8EA-4CDB-BCDF-6E527062A56B.jpeg Just noticed this shot of a thirsty tortoise on my phone from a week or so ago.
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    After weighing the tortoises today I noticed that two of the tortoises have doubled in weight over the two months that I have had them. The third tortoise is just four grams shy of doubling her weight. But, she is still tied for largest tortoise.
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    How bout some new pictures?
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    How many grams were they when you got them. I have some and would like to compare how mine are doing in comparison. I haven't had mine quite 2 months yet. My smallest was 33 gr when i got her.
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    I’ll message you my weight info.
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