Team Gomberg said:lets say male so the name Midas will still fit..haha
when you say digging, to what extent?
my leopard slightly digs himself into his dirt at night. its not alot though. the dirt level isn't any higher than his water level during soaks. does that give you a mental picture of how deep im referring to? its that the digging you mean?
or is he full on digging you can barely see the top of his shell??
Laura said:maybe he is cold... or too hot... trying to get away from whatever...
TortoiseBoy1999 said:Anyone know of any good Leopard tortoise books? Like one that talks about Leopard tortoise husbandry and/or breeding?
Neal said:Do you have the Fife brothers leopard tortoise book?
Ed Pirog's book is good: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0793828988/?tag=exoticpetnetw-20
This book is my favorite leopard tortoise book. It's not as easy a read as the Fife's and Ed's book, but most of the taxonomy and natural history knowledge I have about leopards is from this book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/389973601X/?tag=exoticpetnetw-20
In addition to these, there are a ton of studies specifically about leopard tortoises. I'll get you a list shortly.
TortieLuver said:Where is the heating pad? I recommend especially for the young ones and being indoors to not heat from the bottom, as their organs are all underneath and can heat up quite fast. Many people use the kane pads or other under heat sources for their adults when outdoors in the winter....just thought perhaps that was making him hot. If you have a system that works effectively, than that's great.
TortoiseBoy1999 said:How big do you think my Leopard tortoise will get? He's Babcocki by the way
TortoiseBoy1999 said:And do all them talk about breeding?
TortoiseBoy1999 said:Is my leopard tortoise starting to pyramid? It just seems like his scutes are slightly elevated...... I would like some opinions please. He get's 1-2 soaks a day and his enclosure is kept warm and humid. I thought of this because someone else posted their's and I wanted some opinion's on mine.