return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for Bion Terrarium Center
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Snake . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Lizard . . . . . . . . . .  Edmonton Reptile & Amphibian Society Mee - March 19, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Mar. 22 , 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Mar. 23, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Greenville - Mar. 23-24, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Hampton Roads Reptile Expo - Mar. 24, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Mar. 27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptilian Nation Expo San Diego - Mar. 30-31, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Fort Myers - Mar. 30 , 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Roanoke - Mar. 30-31, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Memphis - Mar. 30-31, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
Click here for WHRI
pool banner - $50 year

Baby tortoises keep flipping over

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Russian & Greek Tortoises ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: jjenkins at Sun Sep 7 17:38:43 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jjenkins ]  
   

I recently bought 3 baby hermann's tortoises. I have them in a 5' x 3' enclosure on a newspaper substrate. Twice now I have found 1 or more of them flipped over--today it was under the basking light. They are usually in the middle of the enclosure--there is no furniture for them to flip on, so I am guessing they flip over on each other. Anyone have any good ideas on substrate I could use that would allow them to right themselves if they flip over? I heard bath towels are good, and I am seriously considering that. I was also thinking of putting some pieces of tile in the enclosure for better footing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: Baby tortoises keep flipping over - VICtort, Tue Sep 9 00:10:28 2008