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#1 phynbarr

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:49 AM

not sure if that's the right term

New owner of 6 year old male Hermann

Should I be worried about the overhang of his beak? And how do I manage it if so?

He seems to be eating less recently

And his nails too.

Thanks in adavance

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#2 mildredsmam

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:56 AM

hi welcome to the forum :wave: the best way to keep the beak trim is putting his food on a bit of slate, a vet would trim it down for you.
do you keep him in an open top table if so place rocks and stones in as he climbs them it will keep his nails down :)
could you post another photo of all of him :)

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:09 AM

Hi

his food is on a piece of stone and he goes outside in good weather and the pen includes some slabs

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:17 AM

thanks for the extra pic i wanted to be sure you have a horsfield tortoise not a hermann tort, still lovely tortoises to keep :)
its the best thing to get him outside when you can if it ever stops raining :(

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:19 AM

Sorry Karen

and thanks for input

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:22 AM

no thats fine like i said still lovely tortoises i keep both hermanns and horsfields still use the forum for your tort :)

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:25 AM

there also called russian tortoises heres a good read http://russiantortoise.net/index.htm for horsfields hope that helps a little :)




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