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RE: Young russian won't eat

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Posted by: mrand at Thu Dec 29 11:44:55 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mrand ]  
   

this is a typical response to a change in scenery. give your tortoise some time to get accustomed to its new surroundings. avoid handling for a few days, make sure the warm temps are warm enough (as brad mentioned, study the russiantortoise.org website). they usually become "secure and confident" in a few days and will eat like there is no tomorrow.

i would give your tortoise at least a week before offering iceberg. tortoises have a tendency to find a favorite and refuse all else. iceberg is one of those favorites. if you have to offer lettuce, start with romaine. i would avoid corn and tomato juice, and stick with dark greens (collards, turnip, curly endive, escarole, spring mix, etc.) for at least the first two weeks.

good luck,

matt


   

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