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Member Since 17 Dec 2016
Offline Last Active Nov 08 2017 05:04 PM

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In Topic: New Hatchlings

04 January 2017 - 09:08 AM

I have been spraying the top everyday but this soon evaporates. I was concerned that the soil was very dry. Would you recommend that I use something different than the Tortoiselife? How damp should it be? Sorry for the questions but I so want to get the correct environment for them.

In Topic: New Hatchlings

03 January 2017 - 09:28 PM

Hi Karen here are a couple of photos of my hatchlings. They are not very good quality I'm afraid. I will try and get some better ones soon.

In Topic: New Hatchlings

03 January 2017 - 09:20 PM

Thank you Sue for your advice. I will reduce the amount of food I am giving them. I don't chop their food up but I do put the food on a couple of tiles that I have at one end of the table, the opposite end to where the heat/UVB lamp is.

Something else that I am unsure about is whether I need to water their substrate. I have them on Tortoise Life. I have read conflicting advise whether Hermann Tortoises need a humid environment or not. Thanks for you help.

In Topic: Tortoise Group Near Me?

02 January 2017 - 07:24 PM

Thank you for your advice. I had not thought about cross contamination. As I am very new to tortoise keeping it would be great to meet up with other owners for advice & tips on how to provide the perfect environment for my hatchlings.

In Topic: New Hatchlings

02 January 2017 - 07:15 PM

I do not know how much they weighed when they hatched, but when I collected them on the 30th November they were 35g & 34g. What do you suggest I do to reduce their growth rate. I currently feed them once a day and generally the food has all gone within half an hour.