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Old 21-08-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
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Hi to everyone! im a newb on this site, so plz be patient with me if i post things in wrong sections.
I am the proud owner of 2 sulcatas, one being 4yrs the other about 7yrs old. whilst i do often observe the little one drinking, my bigger tortoise i never see drink, even though he has water, and i do check his dish, by marking it daily. Is this normal? I bathe him regularly 2.
Any advice is gratefully received...
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Old 21-08-2009, 11:18 AM   #2
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you will find a lot of tortoises seem to be like this, mine rarely drink, regular baths stop them from becoming dehydrated which you already do
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Old 21-08-2009, 02:52 PM   #3
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you will find a lot of tortoises seem to be like this, mine rarely drink, regular baths stop them from becoming dehydrated which you already do
hi, i agree with the above, with regular soakings they will keep hydrated.
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Old 21-08-2009, 06:32 PM   #4
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sullys are naturaly adapted to conserve water. they will get alot of it from the food they eat and if you bathe the water is absorbed as well. sounds like he's fine and normal.
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Old 21-08-2009, 06:51 PM   #5
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Hello and welcome

I would love to see pics of your huge tortoises
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Old 21-08-2009, 07:48 PM   #6
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Hi to everyone! im a newb on this site, so plz be patient with me if i post things in wrong sections.
I am the proud owner of 2 sulcatas, one being 4yrs the other about 7yrs old. whilst i do often observe the little one drinking, my bigger tortoise i never see drink, even though he has water, and i do check his dish, by marking it daily. Is this normal? I bathe him regularly 2.
Any advice is gratefully received...
I have only seen two of my sullys drink, but as had been said, they do get water from their food and if you are bathing they are getting water through that. It sounds like your sullys are doing fine.
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Old 22-08-2009, 04:24 PM   #7
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I would love to see pics of your huge tortoises
but mine are only babies
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Old 22-08-2009, 10:18 PM   #8
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but mine are only babies
We can still look at baby tort's, or wait awhile
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We can still look at baby tort's, or wait awhile
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will sort out some pics if i can locate my camera
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Old 24-08-2009, 12:58 AM   #10
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my little ones do go in there water bowl but not sure if they drink it, i just find it all muddy! But they do drink when bathing, which i do daily/every other day.
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