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Member Since 19 Feb 2015
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In Topic: sleeping in water bowl

20 February 2015 - 01:45 PM

Sheldon, is doing the same thing right now, although awake, he's been in there for a good 45 min.. Probably because he's a baby and needs the hydration etc, hope shelby has grown out of it. X

In Topic: Sheldon

19 February 2015 - 11:21 PM

His substrate is specialised for tortoises, i could water this down a little? 
Also, the condition of his shell is smooth, there is no bumps or disfiguration, and lastly the photograph in which I have included makes him appear big but he's tiny. (I'll include a photograph later on showing this) 

In Topic: Corner Sleeping/basking

19 February 2015 - 11:15 PM

I've done some more research, and apparently its normal for babies to do this, as it is a comfort thing, just as it is for humans to have teddies. Sheldon has slept in his house the past three nights but tonight he's decided to stay put even with the light off.
See how he is in the morning, but he's had a longer day than usual, he wasn't asleep at 9.00 as he usually is, and didn't take himself off to bed, lets see what the morning brings. 

In Topic: Sheldon

19 February 2015 - 04:46 PM

Hello Karen,
Thank you very much - he's lovely. 

Yes, i purchased sheldon from a reptile shop back at home (Lincoln), i received no advice what-so ever and have done all the research prior to fetching him, i have purchased books also to help with the prep.


Sheldons Enclosure:
Water dish: Filled minimally, Cleaned daily, always in enclosure, Big enough to bathe in if needed.
Food dish: Small amounts of Rocket, coral lettuce, Endive (frisee), Red chard, green salanova, trio leaf and red salanova, watercress, Basil (Tomato when he first moved in) NUTROBAL.
Cuttlefish: Calcium and health
House: Large shelter in which he uses to sleep in
Twig Bridge: Climbing.
UVB Lighting & Basking Light (currently 60 Watt, 100 watt bulb being delivered)
Tortoise substrate: Currently within the enclosure, but will be changing due to getting in eyes.

Baths Daily - as instructed by many reptile keepers whilst he's a baby - encourages to keep hydrated.

Think thats it  :winkgrin: 


In Topic: How Often Do You Feed Baby Tortoises?

19 February 2015 - 04:30 PM

Thank you very much - as I'm obviously a new tortoise owner, i don't have the access to weeds as of yet, due to not growing them - if I find some on my travels, i shall grab some and give them a thorough wash etc.
I have treated him to a tomato as he was settling in, didn't want him to feel too uneasy moving in, as well as a long bumpy car journey. 
I shall let you know how he gets on - and yeah i am using multivitamins purchased from pets at home.

Ive heard its best to put a small sprinkle on his food daily with him growing.