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 The Bean Farm  
Click here for Freedom Breeder Cages
Live Reptiles, Cages, Feeders, More...
Online/Stores/Expos - LLLReptile.com
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: Komodo . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Happy Rattlesnake Friday! . . . . . . . . . .  Bay Area Amph. and Reptile Society Meeti - Oct. 25, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Suncoast Herp Society Meeting - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Richmond Reptile Expo - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Gainesville - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Houston - Oct. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Birmingham - Oct. 26-27, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Havre de Grace Reptile Expo - Oct. 26, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  Chicago Herpetological Society Meeting - Oct. 30, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiDay Port Charlotte - Nov 02, 2019 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Fort Walton Beach - Nov. 02-03, 2019 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Rodent Pro
pool banner - $50 year

RE: My Soup

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

Posted by: tripletoes at Thu Jul 23 22:27:33 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tripletoes ]  
   

It does look like there is a slight bit of pyramiding but not bad. Watch the protein intake. If your using mazuri use less. i use mazuri but have seen it cause pyramiding when it is fed way to much. Keep a high fiber diet in mind when thinking sulcata. NO FRUITS! Fruits will cause a microbial breakout which can lead to various other problems once they have weekened the tort. and let bacteria set in someware. yes they love them some canalope but its in there best intrest to stay out of it. I feed mine lots of alphafa. I wet it in a container and put some yummies (romaine carrots ect..) on the bottom so they have to eat through the hay to get to it. some people use timmothy.

Their burrows can get quite big pretty fast. I saw a burrow that was so big and deep by a male 14-15in sulcata named Rosco that there was no way you were going to get him out! I mean he even dug under a big palm tree around roots and all! It sounds harmless and all but in the winter i like to have them trained to go back into their heat houses @ night. If its going to get cold and rain i dont want to be stuck underneith a palm tree tring to get one out of a hole! Its harder than it sounds as their legs will cling to the sides of the hole and sulcatas are extreamly strong! A few years ago my 95lb sulcata decided he wanted to dig a hole all of the sudden and before i knew it there was dirt flung everyware! So i would pull him out and fill it in and for 3 days we went round and round. to discourage digging i give them some sort of shelter where they feel closed in. simple as it sounds it for the most part seems to do the trick. some people use dog houses/camper tops whatever you decide that you like just keep in mind winter will be here soon enough. if you keep them inside start training them to use there heat house now. its in there instinct to use a burrow so they will take to it fairly quick. i hope i answered your question!


   

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


>> Next Message:  RE: My Soup - Squommet, Fri Jul 24 03:28:27 2009

<< Previous Message:  RE: My Soup - Squommet, Wed Jul 22 22:27:11 2009