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Jonny323

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I just got a baby red foot tortoise a couple weeks ago. He doesn't ever seem to drink. He has a small pond in his enclosure that he never goes in. I give him warm soakings daily and keep his enclosure humid. I just wanted to know if this was enough to keep him hydrated of if there might be another reason for him to not drink.
 

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Hi Jonny:

If you soak your new tortoise daily, he is probably getting his liquid that way. Don't worry about him not climbing into his waterer. When he has acclimated to his new environment he will feel safe enough to enter the water on his own. If you are worried about his water intake, you can add water to his food. When you put the food at the feeding station, spray it with clean water.
 
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