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New owner to horsefield tortoise x substrate help

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by Vicky#newtothis, Mar 14, 2019.

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  1. Vicky#newtothis

    Vicky#newtothis New Member

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    Hi all.
    Im a new owner of a horsefield tortoise called Timmy I've been told he's around 3 years old.
    I would just like a little advice to know I'm doing the right things.
    He came to me on a tortoise table which measures about 4foot x 3foot with sides that are 8inches high, I was wondering how deep his substrate should be if you could help but I don't want him escaping lol xx
    Thanks
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    Vicky#newtothis New Member

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    Me again before he came to me he was only eating kale every day to which I have now been adding some lambs lettuce and a few dandelion leaves I have found from the early weeds in the garden.
    What other greens can i buy?
    I have brought a tortoise mix of seeds which are coming along nicely. Im also planing of growing a lot of my own veg this year so will be catering for Timmy too this year. I've also ordered some dandelion seed and I have just got some pansy summer & winter ones so he will hopefully be fed like a king!!
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    With Russian tortoises bigger enclosures are always better. Yes, it's a small tortoise, however, they are hard wired to wander great distances, so when you coop them up into a small area they are very restless.

    Turnip greens, escarole, endive, radicchio, collards, mustard,
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