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RE: Now AM SURE They're eating

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Posted by: mmathis at Thu May 19 09:29:50 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mmathis ]  
   

Terry -- We are in Louisiana, so my babies have been out for a while. See, what I've done is increased the size of their enclosure by A LOT (maybe 4-5 times what they're used to). Plants are still getting established, and they have lots of "hides," but noticed that they seemed uncomfortable with so much open space and getting to & from their hides. I was lucky to come by a bunch of HUGE pieces of tree bark a couple of weeks ago (results from recent tornados & storms which devastated many trees) and have placed them around in strategic places, offering more cover as well as giving them cover over their travel spots.

From there, I wondered if they were afraid to approach their food dishes... So I found a little short stepstool and placed it over the food to give them cover while they eat. I did this last week. I'm still having to find each one and show him/her the food, but most of them are eating where I can see and monitor! I was glad to see them eat with gusto, but also amazed that it took such a simple solution. Oh no, does that mean I'm starting to THINK like a turtle? Hope so, for their sake


   

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