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Update and thanks to all

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Posted by: Linda G at Fri Nov 5 19:57:41 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Linda G ]  
   

I want to say thanks to all who have posted to help me. I am now making him soak daily and allowing him to warm up. I soak him in a container where he can't see out and he doesn't seem to mind it. I think he ate one waxworm the other day. I soaked him and then put him in front of it and when I returned it was gone. I don't believe it got off the plastic top that I used as the others have not been able to. He is maintaining his weight so far and doesn't seem ill. I do throw a couple of worms in there where he is buried. I have a mixture of shredded bark and spaghnon moss and mist it multiple times a day. The temps are 85-90 at the basking area and then cools down toward the far end. I am using a red light (40 watt) directly over where he buries himself at night to keep the temps up some. I keep the room heated to about 82 degrees with a heater that has a thermostat.

Just wanted to update everyone as to where we are. Wow, I can't believe how difficult this continues to be. My adopted box turtle adult is doing very well and eats like a champ every other day. Tess mentioned that this baby is a year old. Do I care for it any different than an adult?

Thanks again, Linda


   

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