African Spur-Thigh tortoise
Posted 12 February 2001 - 02:52 PM
Also I have a question about tortoise houses, she lives outside for the most part, but I've been bringing her in lately (cause it has been very cold in San Diego!)what kind of house should she have?
How do you wash a tortoise? What kind of soap do you use? Do you use warm water or cold water?
Sorry.. but I am very new at this, I adore Mikey and I want her to be happy!
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
Posted 13 February 2001 - 12:28 AM
Because tortoises are vegetarians, people think their diet should be vegetables. Not true. They are grazers and need the fiber and nutrition in grasses and weeds. And keep the fruit to no more than 10% of the diet or thhe gut flora will change and set it up for parasite loads. The tortoise may not eat well because it has been malnourished for a year and a half or harboring parasites. You don't wash them and you're going to need a lot of information to keep this guy thriving. Be sure, when indoors it is not on a slick surface or the legs will eventually bow. Hay on newspaper is good. you might as well get used to this type of indoor thing as it is going to get huge. I'd like to get you in touch with our member that is an expert in sulcattas and will work with you to get this guy set up well, healthy and on a good diet. If interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give you her email address (or you can call her if you prefer)
Gulf Coast Turtle& Tortoise Society
Posted 20 February 2001 - 07:38 PM
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