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RE: Getting ready to get one

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Posted by: Katrina at Tue Jan 26 21:11:01 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Katrina ]  
   

Looks like a WC one to me - get a fecal. Even if it is CB, get a fecal. A good CB is raised outdoors after a year or so, and will possibly have some intestinal parasites, too, just hopefully not as bad of a bioload.

You will want something for them to dig in - otherwise he'll make your life miserable banging around. The Tortoise Trust has good info on substrate (I haven't looked in some time, but think it was half sand and half top soil). www.russiantortoise.org has good info. It's hard to find top soil that doesn't have manure, though.

Oddly enough, Russians like to climb - they love to "play" King of the Hill - up one side, down the other, circle around, repeat.

Katrina


   

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