Is it necessary to use any alternate sources of UV light/heat if my RT is going to have an outside enclosure? I've had to add an extra heat emitting bulb (no light) in order to keep mine up. Whitney (author) from Georgia on April 09, 2010: They can travel a good ways. I normally feed him different types of lettuce such as spring mix.
I wanted to get another young horsfield, but didn't want to risk it if I had a male - I hear the males don't get along. It's much easier to buy seeds and grow your own. My guys go through spurts. Where did you get the tortoise? Ok got it i will put some food in there for her today b4 i go to work and see what happens. Before I looked at the list of edible flowers (again), I was at the store and bought edible flowers in the herbs dept. Whitney (author) from Georgia on November 18, 2009: I'm more referencing day time temperatures. thanks again you have been a huge help.
They don't necessarily need to bask, as long as temps are ok. glassvisage from Northern California on October 10, 2011: Great Hub and photos! The second question is in the winter is it necessary to put a heater outside or will he just go into natural hibernation when the temp drops? Let me clarify, he will live in an outdoor enclosure. Also watch closely for digging and escapes; it's generally best that you have chicken wire or hardware cloth 6-10 inches in the ground along the edges of the outdoor enclosure. I had no idea how much preparation and care it took to keep a turtle. In or to safely put a tortoise in an aquarium, you'll want to put something on the glass so that the tort cannot see through to the other side.
lessthansign3 from Minneapolis on December 14, 2010: These guys are so cute! thanx that saves me big time.
Whitney (author) from Georgia on July 28, 2010: Our son has "Rhino" indoors with a UVB on him 12-14 hours a day depending on the day. What would be an acceptable alternative to the mercury vapor bulb for UV and heat??? It's normal. He looks much better!
Scute rings give a rough indication of age up until about 20 years, but only for tortoises that live a wild or semi-wild existence, since their growth varies over the course of the year, creating rings. great accurate information on the Russian tortoise, thanks for sharing! I would say the lowest it gets where we are is high 30's. I will invest in the turtle bone if it has things the cuttle bone does not.
My husband is going to build an enclosure this weekend and in the meantime he is in a tub. Thanks for the top notch information. Tortoises like to explore.
As long as your temperatures are good and she is eating and drinking, just let her get adjusted and she'll come around. I can't think of what they're called right now, but they're fine. He has a pretty big indoor cage and an even bigger outdoor one. needless to say she's a little confused). she has not come out for water or food i can tell cause the water in her bowl is still clean and clear. otherwise i will leave her alone for another two or three days then pull her from the burrow and offer her food. Russian tortoises reach a maximum length of 8 to 10 inches. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
GTT, I know you are mainly talking about wild ones, BUT, many of the so-called "wild caught" ones that are imported here are "farm" raised over there, or in various parts of the world. Common Health Problems with Russian Tortoises. Then I got three baby Marginated tortoises. You can use the tubes, but they msut be replaced at least every 5-6 months, as the UV runs out quickly. ok i will keep an eye on the temps we keep the house at about 63 at night and it usually does not drop below 65 in her tank at night. I really appreciate it. Whitney (author) from Georgia on November 06, 2009: Yea they like to burrow, so one block in a 50 gallon tub won't cover the entire floor and will barely cover it with the sand blended in. We have a season of those and they drop a lot of rain but usually don't last very long. Close to anyway since both are dry materials. Measuring a Tortoise. Great information. john, some say that they will breed better if hibernated. If you decide that you're in for the commitment of caring for a Russian tortoise, you'll want to find a reputable breeder.
During the day, you want to have the temperature on the hot side of the enclosure around 90-95F and the cool side around 70F.
Hi all. You may even consider using a 100 gallon plus reptarium for a play-pen style cage. i am bringing my little buddy home tonight im sure she will be happy with the enclosure i made it has at least 3 times the space of her current enclosure.
all is well now i have the temps perfect and the humidity on one side of the tank around 70 percent and 73 to 77f degrees on that side but she likes to stay in the basking end of the tank. You want to make sure that you have the enclosure already set up and your veggies and supplements ready.
it's also a good idea to try to find the original owner, if the tortoise is indeed a russian tortoise. Whitney (author) from Georgia on August 18, 2010: Calcium sand is the worst sand for any reptile.
This species is strictly a weeds and grasses type tortoise. Just give it a week and then see if you need to add the water. The width of the enclosure should be 5 times the width of the tort. Find a Reputable Breeder and Prep Your Home . some people on the tortoiseforum website can give you an idea based on the appearance of the shell, but it's just an estimate. Thats if she doesn't come out on her own, on wed of this week it will have been a week since she ate i assume she should be hungry by then. For now, ensure that the bleeding has stopped, and keep it clean. should i lower or raise that side of the tanks temp? Whitney (author) from Georgia on July 12, 2010: jenlou, it's hard to estimate age once the tortoise is full grown.
I just have one question about it's diet- Are Russian Tortoises aloud tomatoes? Comparison of healthy vs overgrown tortoise beaks, A quick diagram of male and female tails in Russian tortoises. She'll come out when she's ready to. Please make sure that you're housing the tortoise with at minimum 4 inches of substrate to dig and burrow in. What are you feeding the tortoise? Then I rescued a redfoot tortoise.
ok will do. i cleaned the enclosure out and replaced the bedding i didn't see them for a while but i just put some moss in the encloure now i have seen two of them so far i sprayed the moss and the spot where i found the the little white things it seems that what ever these bugs are they only come out when the humidity is high. If you bought reptile sand you'd be spending an arm and a leg. we just got our new baby (well i dont know her age) we read your web page over and over before we got her..you have been so helpful..thank you so much..we love her my 6 year old daughter named her jessica ruby lol..but we call her jess..how would i be able to find out her age??? Abe my male Russian tortoise thanks you. My tortus has been in her water dish a LOT since we've moved her to a bigger cage. Whitney (author) from Georgia on December 07, 2009: steve, it is good to have her checked out. His name is Yuri. Ok she has been hideing out for about 48 hours now i will put some food in her cage today or tomorrow. and spot on my qwestion is do the russions need to brumate or hibernate before breeding? Because most Russian tortoises are actually wild-caught, you want to make sure that yours is healthy, as most wild-caught specimens have parasites as well as other health illnesses, but this can be true of wild-caught or captive-bred. It sounds crazy because they are a smaller tortoise species, but it is possible. The only thing that I think I've been doing wrong is variety with his diet. Whitney (author) from Georgia on March 26, 2010: Check out the link for edible plants and flowers. is an hour or so a good amount of time outside?obviously longer is better. It's not a healthy diet, if that's the only thing she's really eating. Whitney has raised and bred different species of geckos, snakes, lizards, tortoises, and other exotics since 2003. We know all of our neighbors and live in a pretty tight knit neighborhood and I haven't heard anything.
You also would need at least a 90 gallon tank or larger to accommodate proper size.
You'll want more than one block of bed a beast. ok i figured as much but was not sure. First off, I want to explain a few differences between a turtle and a tortoise. Also if i were to post pics of him would it help with age telling? I bought it as a treat. I didn't realize the complexity of having a tortoise.
Whitney (author) from Georgia on July 24, 2010: These are the most effective at providing UV similar to that of natural sun.
It's best to feed your tortoise however much he will eat in a 20 minute period and remove anything uneaten. Like I said I use about 3-4 and sand, but I'd still like more. Thanks for the description and the easy to follow guidelines.
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