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#1 Guest_brer_*

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 11:23 PM

Going to start a new topic here and I may sound a bit crazy but hey...what's new?!! :+

I was thinkin'...if a tort table is open topped...how do you keep flies from going in?

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 08:28 AM

I,ve hardley ever seen any flies either outside or in unless you leave food to go off or their poos in the enclosure, torts don,t smell or mess much so I don,t think theres a lot for flies to be attracted to, I pick up any poo I find and throw any uneaten food away and its fine,

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 09:01 AM

same :) the only time ive had flies was actually when i kept them in a viv yrs ago, fruit flies were everywhere :(

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:18 AM

i havnt seen many flies either, only in the outdoor enclosure but i put an incense stick up to stop them from going in....may not be the best thing for tortoises oops :) ... or invest in a chameleon? :7

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 10:31 AM

I think that flies must be mostly attracted to animals with fur as we don,t get them around the birds either, birds don,t give off a smell anymore than reptiles so maybe thats why plus they don,t eat meat so their poo perhaps isn,t very tasty to a fly.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 08:44 PM

Like everyone says just old food and poop is the attraction. As far as the torts go i guess they would come across flies in the wild and it doesnt bother them too much.!!!!:7

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