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Ewalders1

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Sierra mountains, ca
Hi, I recently came into care of this tort. I was told it’s 4 years old. I attached pictures of it’s old home vs new. Yes, I’m getting different lights and am changing it’s home. I have a vet appointment for it’s eye later in today. Thank you for your help. This is my first tort, and I’m trying to learn as fast as I can. ✌🏼💜🌙 Ps. In the 9 days I’ve had him, it’s shell has gotten a lot darker.
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Tom

The Dog Trainer
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Platinum Tortoise Club
Location (City and/or State)
Southern California
You need to get him warm. He needs a heat lamp all day every day, daily soaks, and the correct foods and substrate.

Looks like you have two? They need separate housing. Tortoises should never live in pairs.

Please give this a read for the correct care info:
 

Ewalders1

New Member
Location (City and/or State)
Sierra mountains, ca
You need to get him warm. He needs a heat lamp all day every day, daily soaks, and the correct foods and substrate.

Looks like you have two? They need separate housing. Tortoises should never live in pairs.

Please give this a read for the correct care info:
Thank you, no I just have the one. That picture is what he was living in before I got him. Yes, I’m changing everything soon.
 

Ewalders1

New Member
Location (City and/or State)
Sierra mountains, ca
Gopherus agassizii - desert tortoise. The desert tortoises belong to the state and you are its caretaker.

His eyes will clear up once you have your husbandry correct- warm (80-85F) and humid. Soak him in warm water daily for about 15 or 20 minutes.
Thank you for the reply. Whats a good range for the humidity? I just got the zoomed thermostat.
 
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