10 Year Member!
- Sep 6, 2011
- Location (City and/or State)
- Chicago, Illinois, USA
And I said, I'd love for it to work and have ideas of what might make it work. I also said, once it starts, it's hard to get it too stop. It may not read this way, but I would love for you to get it to work. I believe I said this to you too. So many newbies start out with the open top table. They are heart broken thinking they have everything right after spending tons of money. Then are told by me and members they need a closed chamber, because their tortoises have already started to pyramid. Its heart wrenching to them that they thought they did their research just to find out its not working. I'd much rather be able to say add a humid hide or add more plants etc. However, been on here much longer than them and you to know those easy fixes just don't work.I said an adjustment should be made, said where I felt I made a mistake AND what I planned to do to change it.
You just seem to want to argue. I posted my pictures. You keep carrying on about minor pyramiding that has "just started" and which I intend fully to address. Maybe go look again close up on those tortoises before you keep proclaiming this absolutely doesn't work. Definitely re-read what I said. I soak my tortoises 1x a week, not even always that.
Truth is a matter of perspective, and you can't see past yours.
The truth is, you won't be satisfied unless I say that open-tops/outdoor rearing don't work, or have pictures years from now proving they did not get ugly pyramided. If my daily soaking doesn't make a difference, I will re-evaluate and reconsider whether this is a fail. I'm trying to provide the best for my tortoises, not prove a point to a stranger. Still the over-emphasis and tunnel-vision in regards to pyramiding in the face of other arguably equally important parts of care is mind-boggling. There is no interest in the fact that this *could* work, with daily soaking. How truly sad.
Don't know about you, but I'd love to see my tortoises be the way they are supposed to look. Nice and smooth. Too late for mine, not to late for those newbies in most cases.
I would love for an easier fix to tell them. So far I haven't seen one and your sources dont share any of their successes if they have any!