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New tortoise owner :D

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vubster

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So Saturday I finally picked up my first tortoise, so just wanted to say hey and show off Merlin who was having a little bath :D


 

Yvonne G

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A word of advice about that waterer...The sides are too straight up and down for a baby tortoise to get in and out safely. It's ok for you to use when you do forced soaks, but for a waterer in the habitat, a plant saucer is better.

Also, when soaking a tortoise, the water should come up to the middle of his sides - where the top meets the bottom shell.
 

vubster

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Yvonne G said:
A word of advice about that waterer...The sides are too straight up and down for a baby tortoise to get in and out safely. It's ok for you to use when you do forced soaks, but for a waterer in the habitat, a plant saucer is better.

Also, when soaking a tortoise, the water should come up to the middle of his sides - where the top meets the bottom shell.


Don't worry I don't use it as a water bowl in his habitat, and thanks for the advice! :)
 

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He's got his own little swimming pool! XD
 

mike taylor

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Careful tortoises are like potato chips you can't stop at one . :D

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Re: RE: New tortoise owner :D

mike taylor said:
Careful tortoises are like potato chips you can't stop at one . :D

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That's true.
 
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