Sully-sitting

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Hello, I am still very new here and have a couple of questions about sulcuta care. I will be baby-sitting a 2 year old tortoise for about 2 weeks and would like to know if there is anything specific I need to do? I have a Russian and I know they have different needs. He will be kept outside during the day and indoors at night. The information I’ve found here is a couple of years old so I wasn’t sure if there was more up to date information that I should be following. And from information found here I WILL NOT even consider putting them together. Thanks so much for your help!
 

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A 2 year old will be much easier than a hatchling but still will need warm temps. What size is the 2 year old? And what are ur daytime temps where ur at?
 

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This is a great thread and up to date. The only diff w a 2 year old would be that you could miss some soaks( depending on its health) any other questions feel free
 

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This is a great thread and up to date. The only diff w a 2 year old would be that you could miss some soaks( depending on its health) any other questions feel free
He can fit into a baseball cap, I’m not sure how much he weighs. I’m in Kailua, HI and the morning temperature is about 72 F with afternoon temps around 85F. I’ve soaked him before in a dishpan (hīs mom doesn’t soak him very often) so hopefully he can get a couple spa days with me. Thanks for the info!
 

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Spend the 2 weeks thanking God that he isn't 20 years old. 🙏

Because then you would have to build a fortress for him! 😂
Yeah... I’ve read some of your horror stories 😆. I may have forgotten to tell my folks that their pristine years is gonna get a little upgrade View attachment 313263
 

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@KarenSoCal @Chubbs the tegu it looks like I may be adopting the sully but I still have a few questions. Where do I get a fortress like the one you showed me without having to go to China? Do I really still have to do daily foot massages cause my Russian is getting jealous. Is a sullly foot fetish a bad thing? Their feet are so darned cute! I don't want his owner to think I'm lewd, you know, taking pictures of his feet.

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Well, sorry to say he isn't the brightest. He tries to taste everything. Chomp! Nope, doesn't taste good....next chomp chomp umm good, chomp chomp (leaves hanging from his mouth) next...sees a pebble. mmmmmmm. Are they all like that? Compared to him, my Russian is almost petite and neat.
 
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