Thanks for the tip! And no she just covers herself up with. She likes to be wrapped up in it and does it by herself.That’s hilarious. Im going to seriously start getting creative with mine. Thanks for the ideas does she chew on the blanket by any chance? Does she recogonize you? Also watch out for the lamps being clamped. It can be a fire hazard. I would get a screen over top of the cage or like slide it in the holes and try to have the lights lay flat on the screen or build a wooden anchor for the lights to hang from.
It's definitely appreciated! I'll definitely be making some changes!I would say she also needs a much larger water dish. Exactly like the one you’re using as a food dish but larger. Sorry to put this all is separate posts, I should have just done this in one.
She wants to borrow not get wrapped in a blanket. Again think of her/him living where she is suppose to live, wilds of florida. Get the proper substrate and make it deep enough she can burrow. Everything needs to be changed asap.Thanks for the tip! And no she just covers herself up with. She likes to be wrapped up in it and does it by herself.
She only likes me and def recognizes me. I like to think anyways. She hides from everyone else and stretches her head out for scratches when she sees me lol
I agree! I just want her happy and cared for. Even if that means giving her to the right people. I'm just trying to care for her the best I can.This is a challenging one, because these guys aren't supposed to get outside the state, ever. But it happened, and we're here now.
Long term, I want to see this one end up somewhere it can do what Florida gopher tortoises do: DIG and BURROW.
Dig is an understatement with this species. Gopher tortoise burrows are phenomenal, really. There's good reason they're considered a keystone species in Florida. I'm not sure if there's any other tortoise that does what gopher tortoises do, as well as they do it. Then again, I'm not a tortoise expert.
If you can make the needed improvements then she is probably best to stay with you unless you can get a rehab or rescue from one of it's natural states to take her.I agree! I just want her happy and cared for. Even if that means giving her to the right people. I'm just trying to care for her the best I can.
This was under FL Gopher tortoise. Is she really a Gopher? Looks just like my Sonoran. Scales on the legs are more prominent though.From a disease transmission standpoint, she should not go anywhere there would be any risk of her having contact with other gopher tortoises or native box turtles. She needs to be an only child, and she will be happiest that way. In considering another location for her, if she would have to share her enclosure with any other chelonian, that would be a deal breaker. Be protective and be picky.
They're related. Both are Gopherus species. This is the version native to the Southeast.This was under FL Gopher tortoise. Is she really a Gopher? Looks just like my Sonoran. Scales on the legs are more prominent though.
This was under FL Gopher tortoise. Is she really a Gopher? Looks just like my Sonoran. Scales on the legs are more prominent though.