Soaking 3 yr Old Ibera Greek

Chloe_1102

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Hazel is a 3 year old Ibera Greek. She seems happy and healthy, eating regularly and stomping all over the place. Already a whopping 8 inches long and feels like a dang brick.

My question is: at 3 years old, should I be soaking her regularly? Every day when I change her water dish (large clay plant saucer) she crawls right into it, drinks, and soaks for about 5 minutes. She then proceeds to pee and poop in it, forcing me to change it again (sick little game she likes to play). Because of this daily routine and her age, I haven’t been soaking her. Any words of wisdom?
 

wellington

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Sounds like she's got it covered. During the summer, I will soak my leopards or add a sprinkler to their yard when it gets really hot, those unusual temps, as mine will also going into its water bowls, I have 3 bowls.
If a tortoise doesn't self soak then they should be soak at the age of yours or older at least once a month in the summer.
 
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