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RE: baby sulcata

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Posted by: KillerKiks at Fri Nov 9 12:01:44 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by KillerKiks ]  
   

Hello. I hope this message gets to you in time. It can be really difficult looking after a sulcata.

In relation to around 70 degrees, that should be raised to about 75 degrees. But your basking spot is good.
You should feed him/her every day, but the dusting of the calcium is good too.
However, you should stop misting the viv. Generally people dont recommend using vivs at all because of various respitory issues. The misting is going to increase that If you have to, open up the glass panels if possible so there is good air circulation.
You should be bathing abour 3 times a week as they can become deyhdrated over night, its worth putting a very very shallow dish in their so she can help herself to water if need be.
Shell becoming soft is major issue. Your tortoise may die of this. It becomes softer because the body needs calcium, and its shaving it off the supply. You will need to take the tortoise to a vet with the hope its not too late.
If the shell is red underneath then it means the tortoise has septecemia. I really recommend seeing a vet


   

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