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Hercules

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06 January 2015 - 12:01 PM

This is our indoor tortoise table for our 6 month old Hermann, Hercules.  The size is 20" x 33" and 8" deep.  The substrate is 2" thick.  We have an exo terra 150w basking spot which is on a timer for 11 hours a day, though he tends to go to bed after 9/10 hours.  He sleeps in the hut after 'snuggling' down in the soil in one corner.  We feed him solely on weeds (dandelion, sow thistle) and change water daily. Are we doing this correctly please?

 

Louise

 

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06 January 2015 - 11:44 AM

Hi we are new tortoise owners and have a baby Hermann called Hercules.  He was 'born' on 4th July this year.

 

I have taken a couple of pictures of weeds growing in my garden and wonder if someone could let me know if they are edible for Hercules.  The first one I think is prickly sow thistle? (He loves smooth sow thistle).  Our breeder said he is fine to eat rose petals and rather strangely I have one in flower! Hercules seems to love them.

 

Also how often should he have the calcium (Exo terra) powder? Do I dip all food in it every day?

 

Thank you

 

Louise

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Also we were told to get an exo terra lamp with 150w daylight basking spot bulb.  Is this correct please?