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Old 19-05-2020, 11:55 AM   #11
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Does it have a dry nose?

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Old 21-05-2020, 05:59 AM   #12
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I find the younger torts do sleep a lot - like a human in different stages of life. My tiny ones still under lamps I tend to wake them up if I think they are 'hiding' too much and get them a routine - have you a routine because they tend to follow the sun outside but inside they don't as its artificial. By routine I mean for example - turn lights on and off at same time, always get him up (maybe put him in a shallow dish of his drinking water) I do mine every day at similar time whether eating or not.. literally whether they are eating or not. Feed every day similar time and place him in front of it - don't leave food down. spray every day similar time - make sure he is out on the stone when you do it. I tap the side of the table and mine come running now. Interestingly whether the lights are on or not they will go where the sun is in their indoor table and outside obviously. Try as much time outside as I suspect it is his rhythm clock. Sounds interfering - so don't go overboard. but devise a good routine even if it is wake him up , place on a stone - doesn't have to be under the lamp. He may be feeling a bit poorly so the shallow dish each day in his own run is a good one as they will dehydrate badly in the atmosphere. I sometimes place a plant next to the run and when you see if drying out on the top of the soil you can judge how dry humidity it is in the house. Feed natural also , weeds or crispy florette is good, good luck , keep us posted, routine !! CB
Lighting shouldn't be an issue as we have it set on a timer of 12hours.I think that is definitely going to be the way forward, we had Terry (our torts name) out for a while a couple of days ago , it had something to eat a quick soak and then disappeared back into the covered part of the table. But having a routine is not a bad shout at all, I think I will try that over the next 2 weeks and see how I get on. I will keep you all posted on how it goes
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Old 21-05-2020, 06:34 PM   #13
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I have a dry nose Alan, its soooo hot here CB
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So lasted weve been getting our littler sulker out quite abit he has been eating but other than that it will spend abit of time out then go back inside... going to look into building an outdoor enclosure is there any guides with the forums on building your own? just want something simple with chicken mesh top
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:01 PM   #15
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So lasted weve been getting our littler sulker out quite abit he has been eating but other than that it will spend abit of time out then go back inside... going to look into building an outdoor enclosure is there any guides with the forums on building your own? just want something simple with chicken mesh top
You can put a coldframe or the like one end, bricks or something edging around the enclosure. Then top it with a wooden frame of wire:0)
He/she will need some sort of housing, even if its a wooden box or curve tile to hide under:0)
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Old 13-06-2020, 10:28 AM   #16
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I made one out of something like this
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F312341709318

I popped the polycarbonate panels out of the top and staple gunned some mesh panels from screwfix https://www.screwfix.com/p/apollo-13...-10-pack/31202 made a base out of a polycarbonate sheet screwed onto it as the ground has a tendency to get a bit boggy and didn’t want rats digging under into it
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I made one out of something like this
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F312341709318

I popped the polycarbonate panels out of the top and staple gunned some mesh panels from screwfix https://www.screwfix.com/p/apollo-13...-10-pack/31202 made a base out of a polycarbonate sheet screwed onto it as the ground has a tendency to get a bit boggy and didnít want rats digging under into it

You could also put this frame on bricks just to make it a little higher and so they cant see out of it:0)
You would need some sort of feet on the wood if not on bricks, otherwise the wood will rot:0)
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