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Does he looks healthy?

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  1. Ketta

    Ketta Active Member

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    This is Keto.. He has been 5 days with me. I'm trying to do all the right things for him! But I want to know if he looks healthy to you guys as I haven't had a tortoise in 27 years lol. Thanks to this forum I have learned that things I thought were true aren't true.. in this 5 days I have learned a lot like the piramiding I have seen it but always thought it was normal, I was told once that it meant the tortoise with pyramiding was of better quality and older.
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator

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    RF? He looks good but perhaps a little dry
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    Yep he is a red foot! I have been soaking him once per day.
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    Humidity levels in the enclosure?
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    52% humidity level but I do soak him everyday with warm water... humidify the soil 3 to 4 times a week!

    This was him when I got him on Friday!
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    Your humidity needs to be higher in the enclosure. Maybe around 80%. And if you get rid of the dirt and use some sort of bark or mulch, he won't look so dry. Dirt pulls the moisture out of the shell.
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    He doesn't look like in the last picture. I'm doing the best I can. Considering I'm living in the worst country ever.. @Yvonne G
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    Right now during his soak with warm water. 1557857312930-1041343092.jpg
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    He's a handsome Tortoise!
    He's lucky to have found you: it sounds like you are working very hard to do the right things for him!!! Good job!!!
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    He is beautiful! All the best to you and your pet over there in Venezuela.:)
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    So humidity is improving yay! It's at 75 now... I keep his soil humid with some water also added a clay pot which helps to keep humidity too... And I noticed the clay helps him to keep the morning warm like 2 hours more.. as a result of this he is more active!
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