Opo,s urates?

Chefdenoel10

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Thank you, when Opo was smaller he enjoyed is pool. Now he wants nothing to do with it. You have put me at ease.
Dear Ray,
I kind of have the same problem.
Mine used to like long soaks now she doesn’t even want a bath.
But mostly she hates her night box (shed)
She scratches all night and now the neighbors are saying they’re gonna call an exterminator to get rid of whatever is making that noise. She loved that she’d for the longest time but now in the last three weeks she is acting like it’s on fire and she is locked inside?? I can’t figure it out ?
Any ideas?
How could she go from loving something for YEARS to hating it in one night?
I have cleaned it completely...
I have kicked up the temps a bit...85-90s
And NOTHING is working.
When I open the doors she comes RUNNING out?
Never did that before. 😭
It’s a great shed too. I don’t want to get rid of it...🤯
 

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Have you checked carefully for ants or other insects coming in at night?

Or is there any chance mice are getting in at night?

Something has happened to make her so upset. A camera might pick up on what's wrong.

What kind of heat are you using in the shed? Can she get out of the heat if she chooses?

I'm just thinking out loud here....thoughts that pop in to my head...
 

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I regularly see my sulcatas and adult leopards drinking. They sulcata tubs hold about five gallons. They drain about 1/3 to 1/2 in one drink. I try to take pics when I catch them in the act.
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Dear Tom,
I get soooo jealous seeing your tortoises doing everything right!
Why is my girl such a pain in the .....?
I even tell her “Tom says it’s good for you!”
And still .. she just wants to be a bulldozing brat...😖
Now we are having trouble sleeping in shed at night. One night she just started hating it??
Temps are correct..
Beautifully cleaned..
Even gave her a very small weak night torch/light.
Nothing is working...
Something has changed.. I just know it!
But what?
Now when I go out to stop her from scratching so loud that the neighbors can hear she comes out the doors RUNNING to me?
No bugs...
No other animals....
I am 40hrs/sleep in two weeks and I am about to pull my hair out! 😧
 

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Dear Ray,
I kind of have the same problem.
Mine used to like long soaks now she doesn’t even want a bath.
But mostly she hates her night box (shed)
She scratches all night and now the neighbors are saying they’re gonna call an exterminator to get rid of whatever is making that noise. She loved that she’d for the longest time but now in the last three weeks she is acting like it’s on fire and she is locked inside?? I can’t figure it out ?
Any ideas?
How could she go from loving something for YEARS to hating it in one night?
I have cleaned it completely...
I have kicked up the temps a bit...85-90s
And NOTHING is working.
When I open the doors she comes RUNNING out?
Never did that before. 😭
It’s a great shed too. I don’t want to get rid of it...🤯
That's crazy! Maybe rearrange things and put a different substrate down. You should make a thread and get some ideas.
 

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Hey Ray...Just to show you, this is from abt a 40+ Sulcata who does drink, and does soak in the mud hole, but he still has urates, pasty, creamy urates. Gritty is not a good sign
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Wow!!! How did he ever get that out!!!???
And..... GIT that outta ya hand!!!!
EEEWWWWWW!!!!!
Maggie you gonna git cooties!!!!
That’s urates!! From a bum !! 🤮
 

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Have you checked carefully for ants or other insects coming in at night?

Or is there any chance mice are getting in at night?

Something has happened to make her so upset. A camera might pick up on what's wrong.

What kind of heat are you using in the shed? Can she get out of the heat if she chooses?

I'm just thinking out loud here....thoughts that pop in to my head...
Thank you for replying so quickly!
Yes I have checked for everything.
Ants -no
Mice—nope
It is so closed off and we don’t get much in the way of bugs up here?
And ...oooooooo!!!!
I will try a camera tonight!
Thanks for that!

Yes she can walk away from the heat and it is a black Che set on 82-90.
 

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That's crazy! Maybe rearrange things and put a different substrate down. You should make a thread and get some ideas.
That’s a good idea.
Sorry for stealing your thread.
AMD yep... I have had my sully drop some urates the size of Maggie’s tort too! They are pretty impressive. But I have changed so many things listening to Tom that now she is doing great poops AMD I always get impressed. Some times urates will be present but now they are like a watery slimy kinda mix.
You have nothing to worry about your tort is doing great!
Now......winter.. 😭😤😳
 

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That’s a good idea.
Sorry for stealing your thread.
AMD yep... I have had my sully drop some urates the size of Maggie’s tort too! They are pretty impressive. But I have changed so many things listening to Tom that now she is doing great poops AMD I always get impressed. Some times urates will be present but now they are like a watery slimy kinda mix.
You have nothing to worry about your tort is doing great!
Now......winter.. 😭😤😳
Noooooo problem! I am glad other members are seeing your posts. I only suggested a new thread to get more eyes on it.
I remember awhile back a member had the same situation. It ended up being not enough humidity. The tort would come running out and then started putting his head in long grass at all times of the night. Someone suggested putting a watering bowl. The member put in the one thats like a watering bowl you use for dogs that has the jug on it. So when the water level got low it refilled the bowl.
He said when he put it in. His tort went over and drank. That was the first time he ever saw his tort drink out of a bowl. It solved the problem.
 

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That’s a good idea.
Sorry for stealing your thread.
AMD yep... I have had my sully drop some urates the size of Maggie’s tort too! They are pretty impressive. But I have changed so many things listening to Tom that now she is doing great poops AMD I always get impressed. Some times urates will be present but now they are like a watery slimy kinda mix.
You have nothing to worry about your tort is doing great!
Now......winter.. 😭😤😳
Don't know if you have a infrared temp gun, but maybe your thermostat and humidastat are not working properly.
I have had that happen where my thermostat has gone bad and gave wrong readings.
 

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That’s a good idea.
Sorry for stealing your thread.
AMD yep... I have had my sully drop some urates the size of Maggie’s tort too! They are pretty impressive. But I have changed so many things listening to Tom that now she is doing great poops AMD I always get impressed. Some times urates will be present but now they are like a watery slimy kinda mix.
You have nothing to worry about your tort is doing great!
Now......winter.. 😭😤😳
Did you ever figure out why your tort didn't like the enclosure?
 
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