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Jack @ Trinas first Sulcata Tortoise

Flora Belle's keeper

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Very cute! What a great array of edibles! Be sure too though that any plants planted in the enclosure are also safe for tortoise consumption. I am not great at plant identification so am not sure what you have growing. Very nice looking enclosure!
 

Flora Belle's keeper

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Oh great! Also, maybe something you could further research on this site is substrate types. I believe there is a forum about it saved. I have read that pine bark can be irritating to the eyes, something to do with the pine oils i believe. I have not used it but use cypress mulch instead which i have read is better than cedar.
 

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Valley Springs, Ca.
The enclosure is planted with
Ajuga.....grows really well and likes to nibble on it.
Heartleaf iceplant......Grows great.. pretty much leaves it alone.
Some kind of ive i got from @Markw84 when i got tortoise from him......Eats the heck out of it but grows really good.
Jack
 

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Oh great! Also, maybe something you could further research on this site is substrate types. I believe there is a forum about it saved. I have read that pine bark can be irritating to the eyes, something to do with the pine oils i believe. I have not used it but use cypress mulch instead which i have read is better than cedar.
Yes it is on fir bark (Orchid bark)
 

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Took some work but humidity is holding between 85-95 and temps are good but do creep up into the low 90's late in the day.....It also gets some day time sun every day.
Jack
 

Chubbs the tegu

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Its ok to creep to 90’s here and there.. its hot in africa lol as long as hes hydrated
 
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