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- Jun 2, 2016
Also I think humidity is not the problem in this scenario, so we probably don't need to discuss it. At least everyone is trying to help.
This makes alot of sense. My own baby sulcata's favorite place to walk is up and down his ramp and he likes to nap/bask with his front half propped on a rock.Hi DrSpurred, please don`t think I am crazy but I would try to give your tort baby something to climb. From my own 4 young sullies I know that they like to climb ( mayby give him an artificial burrow, covered with soil so it make a slight soil buckle.) They like so sit with the head higher than the butt ( please view the picture )
It seems to me that your baby tortoise is bored and scared from his enclosure. He will need some plants and hides. In nature the soil is not flat and without any plants. Babies search for hides against predators. It is a natural instinct. Give your baby things to hide and I think it will not flip over again.
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Thank you.This makes alot of sense. My own baby sulcata's favorite place to walk is up and down his ramp and he likes to nap/bask with his front half propped on a rock.
Thank you !Also look at @Bee62 tortoises... See how smooth they look? That is from high humidity and high heat in an enclosed enclosure or what we call closed Chambers. Tortoises that are raised in dry conditions at this early of an age tend to not thrive... The ones that do survive this treatment end up grossly pyramided like my tortoise(attachment) that I rescued in Ohio. A very low humidity area where the previous owner tried to convince me that baths and too much humidity were bad for him....so sad. @Tom raises hundreds of baby tortoises each year. He's used his own tortoises to disprove the old myths on raising babies. High humidity in high heat is the way to go.