Posted 27 July 2006 - 03:20 PM
Posted 27 July 2006 - 10:17 PM
I never see my Boris drink in the bath, but the theory is that they can absorb some water through their cloaca. Bathing is very very important, even if you don't see them drink (some torts are very sneaky and will not drink when being watched). What are you bathing him in? It helps if they can't see out - a washing up bowl or a high sided kitty litter tray works well. When I first started bathing Boris he hated it too, but he quite likes it now, for about 15 minutes - then he starts to climb out. The added benefit (for us, not them) of baths is that they almost always wee and/or poo in the bath and that means there is less to clean out of the enclosure
Posted 29 July 2006 - 08:39 PM
Posted 30 July 2006 - 01:32 AM
After a nice warm bath my tort pip likes baby oil rubbed on his shell to make it shiny, plus it does'nt crack!:-)
please do not put oil on your tortoises shell, this is very bad for their shell, specially if they are housed outdoors, he'she will be baked, not a very nice thought :-(
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Posted 30 July 2006 - 05:20 AM
I would use some gentle soap and a soft nail brush on this tortoise to make sure any previous oil is removed
Posted 30 July 2006 - 08:26 AM
Posted 30 July 2006 - 11:29 AM
If i had'nt of looked at your replys, he would of been baked and i would be crying my eyes out as i am 10 and young!:'(
Posted 31 July 2006 - 08:16 AM
This has a guide to raising tortoises that you can download and print out.
And this site is good too:
And of course this forum has good caresheets (just look at the list along the top of the page and click on Caresheets).
How old is your tortoise, and where do you keep him?
Posted 31 July 2006 - 08:33 AM
My tort is 7 and i feep him in the garden.
I want to build a tank in the house but my mum won't let me!:'(
Posted 31 July 2006 - 07:39 PM
Posted 01 August 2006 - 10:16 AM
No animals get pip because he just hides in his shell.
I haven't had pip for a winter yet but Arnie told me to build a tank in my room if i liked.
By the way is it safe to put chickens and tortoises together because i am getting chickens soon.
What do you put on the floor of a wooden tank?
Posted 01 August 2006 - 10:44 AM
If you don't want to buy a rabbit cage or make a wooden tortoise table, you can use one of those large underbed storage drawers (they sell them in B&Q-type places for about £9 or £10, or even get an old bookcase that has a back on it, lie it on its back, and take the shelves out -- and you have a readymade tortoise table.
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