New Russian tortoise!

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countryboy25

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Just got a new Russian tortoise, been waiting for it a longg time. I can't wait to participate in this forum! I have a turtle table, it's 4'x3'. I was also wondering what would be a good bedding for him because right now I have alfalfa pellets in there and he seems not to like them.

Thanks!

Kyle and squirtle!
 

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Welcome to the Forum, Kyle!

I use cypress mulch. Some of us use coco coir, and some use plain dirt from outside (as long as it's free of pesticides and fertilizers.
 

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Cypress Mulch is good. Welcome to the forum!
 

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Welcome! Where did you get your tort from? got any pictures?
 

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Spn785 said:
Welcome! Where did you get your tort from? got any pictures?

I actually just got him from petco.. Here are some
 

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Hello! He looks nice, might be getting an overgrown beak, so watch that. I use coir (bed-a-beast bricks) and 205 or less children's play sand on my Russians.
 

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Hello and welcome...pellets are not very good substrate..your tort tells you that also...
 

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We use coco coir too. My daughter almost named her Russian Squirtle. Is that a Pokemon character?
 

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mainey34 said:
Hello and welcome...pellets are not very good substrate..your tort tells you that also...

Yeah I went out and got some coconut fiber for him and he seems to like it alot more now, and he's also more active!
 

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WITortoiseMom said:
We use coco coir too. My daughter almost named her Russian Squirtle. Is that a Pokemon character?

It actually is a Pokemon name but i'm thinking of changing it to Sheldon cause squirtle is actually a turtle. haha


Jacqui said:
Hello! He looks nice, might be getting an overgrown beak, so watch that. I use coir (bed-a-beast bricks) and 205 or less children's play sand on my Russians.

What do you recommend I do to fix that?
 
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