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Is this substrate too deep for babies?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Enclosure Substrate' started by Tanyabobanya, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Tanyabobanya

    Tanyabobanya Member

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    i just moved my 3 month old tortoises to their new temporary habitats which I now know are not adequate but it’s what I have for now. They seem to be having a very hard time walking in the substrate, Zoo Med Eco Earth coconut fiber substrate. I’ve read different things about how deep. This is not even an inch and the first tortoise looks like it’s swimming in it. Any advice?

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    Take more than make it damp this should harden it
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    Do you mean add more? Ok I’ll make damp to harden thanks.
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    Dampen it then pat it down with your hand to compress it.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    It should be 3-4 inches deep, after its damp and hand packed.
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