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Old 20-09-2017, 02:38 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Gordon View Post
As Gordon has said get rid of the pellets, very bad for any species of tortoise.
Horsfields are a digging species, so the substrate (soil works best) needs to be really deep.
Great that you have the heat up the other end from their housing:0)
Just be really careful they dont climb up and over anything against the edges of the enclosure. As Horsfields are the best climbers in the tortoise world too:0) They will be up and over before you can blink:0)
Also sand on its own (I think thats whats under the heat) is not good as it can easily get into their eyes, and cause eye problems.
Diet should be weeds and flowers. And less rather than more, as we as keepers tend to over feed our tortoises.
You have to think tortoise not human:0)
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