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How to winter a tort?

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by Mikeysmama, Nov 6, 2019.

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  1. Viola B

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    Merlina is going to be on the big end of a female Russian. She weighs 407 gs. She is sleeping at the moment, but the last time I measured her she was 4 and a half inches. That was in Aug.
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    oh wow! I need to ferry a scale for Sheldon, he's growing alright, eats EVERYTHING lol
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    I would assume so. All it does is absorb moisture.
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    Don't spend a bunch on one. I always used a little food scale I bought in a thrift store until I found my Hamilton beach one. I bought it to weigh my baby bunny on sale. I'm a cheapskate. I like the food scale because I can set him on top and he can't wiggle or walk his way out of me getting what I need to know. He doesn't even try. He just relaxes. A baby tortoise could be weighed sitting on top of a spool of thread or something similar on my Hamilton beach and it was way less then 30 dollars at a Kitchen Collections store.
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    Thanks for the idea. I was thinking that too. But since you work with it I wanted your take on it.
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    good idea! I have cheap ones, I need to stroll through the thrift store
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    I’m in Chapin SC I have an 8 mo omg Sulcata. I’d love to get in touch with you!
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    I live in Greenville SC! That would be great
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    I have tortoise hay, bought a huge bag if you want some. Also the tortoise pellets, my Dexter loves them. I bit the bullet and bought a 25 lb bag so I definitely can share some of that.
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    I didnt know they had stuff like that. That is so nice of you. How far from Greenville is Chapin? I love his name!!
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    I have pkg of desiccant you can go to the drug store the little packets that come with your medicines are sealed but drug stores get them all n the large shipments.
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    I think about an hour to hour and a half. We have only been here for a year
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