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Meet Blue!

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by Destben, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Destben

    Destben Well-Known Member

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    They really need like twice the room but I’m working my way up to that lol. I’m glad I was helpful I’m new to Russians but I have a leopard tortoise I have had a while so I’m not completely new. The best thing it to get him/her into the right conditions and diet. I soaked blue everyday the first week to make sure he was hydrated. We are still working towards normal poop but that’s to be expected with the diet change.
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    I think Boris is dehydrated, too. His owner was afraid of him drowning, so he didn't put water in with Boris at all. The owner told me that water came from his diet, but I'm sure that's not nearly enough. How long do you soak Blue?
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    about 30 mins twice a week now and I leave a big terra cotta dish of water that he can get in and out of when he needs to in his enclosure
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    https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/russian-tortoise-care-sheet.80698/
    This is a good care sheet for reference :)
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