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Sleeping habits in baby/young Indian Stars

Discussion in 'Indian Star and Burmese Star tortoises' started by HarvestHerp5, Feb 10, 2019.

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    I've had one Indian star yearling for about 7 months and got a pretty young hatchling about 2 months ago. Neither one of them will go in a hide on either the cool or warm side of the enclosure. I have flower pots on their sides, and a bridge-style hide with sphagnum moss under it. Both of my stars prefer to sleep in moss that is more in the open or between the plants. My redfoots almost always sleep in their hides. I think it's interesting how different their habits are.

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    What a cutie!
    Maybe put the moss in the hide. Also I think a plastic container (wash tub) turned upside down with a doorway cut out might encourage them to use it more. I think it would feel more cave like and provide more humidity.

    It is interesting how different species act.

    Are they in an enclosure together?
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    I had a plastic shoebox type thing in there with a door cut out and moss in the hide. Still, neither one would use it. I took it out to give them more tromping room. They are together (4 x 2 enclosure) and are perfectly compatible.
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    My redfoots are in a different enclosure, in case that was confusing.
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    Do they sleep together?
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    Sometimes near each other, but lately they sleep in different areas. Lyra, the little one, has been nearer the CHE.
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