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MikeA

Member Since 11 May 2017
Offline Last Active Oct 13 2017 04:41 PM
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In Topic: Second Hermann Tortoise?

13 July 2017 - 06:35 AM

It does, i think i was putting to much of a human emotion into it. What would you advise as a good size enclosure for a fully grown adult?

In Topic: Second Hermann Tortoise?

12 July 2017 - 12:13 PM

My indoor enclosure is about four and a half feet by 2 and a half, my outdoor one is slightly smaller but they will only see that for a few months a year max. I wouldnt have room to seperate them and have the second enclosure and this is what worries me. I just thought it would good for my tort to have some company rather then none at all. I know they can be solitary animals, would you say it is better for them to have a companion or to remain on their own?


In Topic: A Little Advice For A Newbie

20 May 2017 - 03:52 PM

My main concern at the moment would really be healthy growth, how do you track healthy shell density - growth

In Topic: A Little Advice For A Newbie

20 May 2017 - 11:44 AM

I have moved most of my plants and weeds outside now so this will hopefully help a bit. I weighed her again yesterday and so far she's gone up 7grams since I got her which is almost a month. I read somewhere that they are programmed to eat but she never seemed to eat excess, I'm guessing she has been though. I won't leave her food in with her anymore I will start feeding her 5 times a week to slow the weight gain down now. How little should she eat at this age? As a pet owner I usually aim for just slightly over the typical weight rather then under but I understand this can put pressure on the shell as she's growing and forming. She's looking a lot more settled now and rather then pacing and sleeping she spends most of her time basking, lounging and has a good wonder every so often. I'm wondering if it's too early to let her have a proper wonder outside of her table, or leave her be for another few weeks, just getting her out for a bath, weigh and measure. Thanks for all the tips so far by the way care sheets can only go so far.

In Topic: A Little Advice For A Newbie

19 May 2017 - 06:00 AM

Going of that ratio I'm going to need to give her a tenth of a pinch? Wouldn't such a small amount be in her normal food?