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#1 Kori5

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 06:24 PM

Hi! :). I'm in a process of decorating my tortoise enclousure and plan to buy some plants. He does have a spider plant and will get some aloe. But it always takes a lot of time with just purchased plants as I wait a couple of months before I put them in. I was wondering how do you feel about artificial ones for an adult Hermanni? :)

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 06:57 PM

Adult hermanni should be in hibernation right now TBH. When out of hibernation they need large outdoor areas, so artificial plants are never necessary and can be harmful if eaten. An adult will eat both a spider plant and aloe Vera plant in one sitting :(

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 10:48 PM

Yes but this was our first year so we decided not to hibernate him, as adviced. He spends half of year outdoors. He doesn't eat his plants just destroys them :D

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 09:03 AM

I'd still not give him anything potentially harmful. You'd be surprised what has been found on X-ray if tortoises guts. Just a suggestion obviously.

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 01:07 PM

I will listen to you advice, of course! You've been very helpful for me in the past. So no to artificial plants. I'll buy some which can grow outside so I can place then in April when he goes out :).

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 01:09 PM

Good idea. Get them now, so all traces of pesticide will be gone by the time he takes chunks out of them ;)




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