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New red footed tortoise owner

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  1. Zionemma

    Zionemma New Member

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    I bought a red footed tortoise from Petco almost three weeks ago. She will only eat if I hand feed her and then only blueberries and grapes so far. I have seen her drink but I have yet to see any poo. Maybe I don’t know what it looks like. She stays in her house ALL of the time. I am maintaining a 80 degree plus temp. Humidity is an issue but I just bought a mister. Please help.
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    Show pics of her and the enclosure. Give us type of lighting and heat using and size of her and enclosure.
    As for her food, you have to do tuff love. That's not a good diet, only grapes and blueberries. Get the right foods and squeeze some juice from the blueberries and/or grapes on them, fooling her. Use less and less juice as she starts to eat the better foods until no more berries are needed.
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    Be gentle. Lol. This is my first tortoise. I have two Ceramic bulbs going. One is 100 watt and one is 150 Pictures coming.
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    Welcome!

    I like how you're getting the humidity going in there, but I'd like to suggest you thinking about getting a bigger container. That's much too small for such a large tortoise. But otherwise, good job.
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