5 Year Member
- Sep 6, 2011
- Location (City and/or State)
- Chicago, Illinois, USA
No, your tortoises are not doomed. The kind of humidifiers I used back in 2011 were warm air mist ones made for humans.Are my tortoises doomed? I am trying my best to get better and I am a first time tortoise owner. I have done a large amount of research on humidity, diet, and everything. I have seen 3 vets one of which works for the phoenix zoo's reptiles for advice. Do you think they could smooth out as they get older?
This is all a lot to take in. What sounds like criticism is not really criticism. On this site you have a lot of very experienced owners who grew up with the old ways & started changing things around for new technology, new husbandry & have the torts to prove what good care can do. Some are breeders. Some are rescuers. They all bring pretty good experience to the table & a lot of the materials on the forum reflect that. I encourage you to stay off places like facebook for many reasons, but for tort information absolutely.Thank you everybody for your suggestions! I will keep everything in mind moving forward. I am continuously learning more and trying to make my tortoises life better. I will change out the UVA bulb for something else. I wasn't using it for UVA but just to keep the other part of the tank warm for them. I hope to keep improving their enclosure. The new growth that is coming in seems to be smoother with the higher humidity in their tank. I know that I am not perfect but I will keep trying to get better. Also if anybody knows anything about a custom enclosure company that would be wonderful. I have had a very difficult time finding something that is a good size and a fully closed chamber. I think it is just hard to own a tortoise with so many conflicting veiws on what is right and wrong. I will probably update later in the year for more advice if nothing gets better.