Almost a week with Bowser so far. He's looking happy, healthy and very energetic as usual! Seems like he's really getting used to his home here and I can't wait to have many more adventures with my little Hermann! The funniest thing is when he rolls over balls on his stomach like it's the only way past! Also thanks for the forum welcomes I appreciate the whole community effort in all the educational threads!
Question, I have a zoo med uvb/heat lamp 125w mercury bulb, (hung 12" above my Russian tortoise's shell, in a deep fixture). How much ground is that covering with uvb in his encosure? Anywhere the light casts a shadow? Just the area below in the basking area? I use uvb testing cards to make sure the bulbs are putting out uvb, but I'm not sure how far it's reach is.
Hola all! I have had my testudo tortoise for about 3 months now. Just recently she has been digging under the substrate, which is small pieces of redwood and Timothy Hay...she sleeps all day and seems to eat very little. What can I do to get her to be more active and to make sure she is eating enough? I was thinking of taking her outside on the weekends to get some sun...she has a UV light and heat lamps...HELP?
I recently got a greek tortoise for 100 dollars hes perfectly healthy until now when i asked the woman how old is he she said he was 2 months to 5 years old but i dont trust that he is 12 cm and i was wondering if someone could give me atleast an estimate of his age
Serious rain storm last night, as soon as I could see I ran out and brought the 2 biggest plants inside. Broke one big branch off one...damn it! These are the best ever and biggest plants I've grown...
not too sure how to navigate this so I dont know if I am doing this correctly but I would really appreciate if people checked out my fundraiser centered around acquiring russian tortoises, please check it out for more details! (dont feel inclined either! donate only if you are able). https://gofund.me/6f43312b
The small Sulcata you just now thought the bump on it's head looked like an abscess...to me it just looks like a normal Sulcata head, the skin looks rugged and tough, not like an abscess...I think...lol I'm saying this here so I don't embarrass myself in public by saying this...hahaha
I was wondering if you're accepting orders for a closed chamber enclosure. I am looking for a good enclosure for a young leopard tortoise and was recommended to talk with you. My email is [email protected], if you have the time to discuss.
Hi, I’m new here and I am so thankful I found this forum. I have two red footed tortoises that I got in January. They haven’t grown very much since I’ve had them but never really thought much of it. They are 9ish months old and still fit in the palm of my hand. They are are very friendly and love getting their chins rubbed. I brought their terrarium outside this weekend for the first time and not sure if they like it