- Mar 1, 2020
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I am kinda confused about this. You almost never see pyramiding in the wild, but how do they achieve this? In Central Asia where Russian tortoises live, it can get very hot and dry. I have heard that they will dig under rotting logs, and dig a hole and poop and pee in it for humidity, but if this is true then they would have to be aware that they need humidity to some extent. If this is true, then how does torts kept under the wrong conditions, too dry enclosures, but have a water bowl they can soak in, still have pyramiding. Wouldn't they just know they are dry and soak in the water. I know this might be a stupid question and I might just be missing something obvious but I just do not get it. Also, another question, if a tortoise was kept in a very dry enclosure, maybe 20, or 30% but had like 4 hour soaks, would they still get pyramiding? Of course, I would never do this, my enclosures stay 70 or 80% because I live in Florida. Just theoretically speaking.