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Old 27-01-2012, 12:26 AM   #1
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Hi I have a 4th old horsfield, I am just wandering what is the maximum amount of times I may bathe her. She seems to enjoy baths and likes being cleaned but can prolonged time in water be bad for her? I have been bathing her once a day for about 20 to 25 minutes I have a thermometer so that to make sure the water doesn't get too cold I will also take her out as soon as she goes to the toilet.

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Old 27-01-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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Well, its good to your tort enjoys the bath, i have 1 that enjoys them and 1 that hates them baths are good for torts to keep hydrated but i dont think their is really any need for any more baths than what your giving
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Old 27-01-2012, 05:56 AM   #3
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Once a day should be okay. Too often and Horsfields can become puffy around the neck area I have read
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Old 27-01-2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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Thank you for your help and advice. It was lots of help
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Old 27-01-2012, 09:27 PM   #5
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Have you tried using a waterdish in the enclosure. If the tortoise uses a waterdish there is no need for soakings. Russians do not normally like soakings.

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Hi I have a 4th old horsfield, I am just wandering what is the maximum amount of times I may bathe her. She seems to enjoy baths and likes being cleaned but can prolonged time in water be bad for her? I have been bathing her once a day for about 20 to 25 minutes I have a thermometer so that to make sure the water doesn't get too cold I will also take her out as soon as she goes to the toilet.

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Old 12-03-2012, 01:30 PM   #6
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I bath mine or soak mine once a week, sometimes once every other week. They have a water dish in their enclosure which they regularly drink from so the soak or bath is more something for them to enjoy. I do notice that my torts like water pouring on them so it's more of a fun thing for them. I usually do this on a sunny day when they are grazing in my garden.
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