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RE: baby sulcata

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Posted by: dawgcr at Fri Oct 12 14:00:42 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by dawgcr ]  
   

Maybe try soaking them every other day to keep them hydrated--Definately ad some grass/weeds/edible plants/flowers to their diet. You can always grow grass in containers and trim as needed.
Keep in mind that as long as you have shade and water for these guys the weather outside should be just fine (espeically right now during the days) and may be just what the Dr ordered!! I live in AZ so it get's HOT here! I mean somtimes up and over 117 degrees--during the hottest parts of the summer months I have my sprinklers set to go off and cool them down 3-4 times a day. My one smaller tort dug herself a burrow where she spends the hotter parts of the day, my older one hasn't figured that technique out yet so he hides to his doghouse but keeping them outside is truly the best things for them. When it gets cooler it would probably be best to bring them inside unless you have a heated house for them.
But adding more natural food to their diet may help. You can also give them some hay--I leave a pile of timothy/bermuda down all the time. If they are smaller or not used to hay you can chop it up or put it in a blender and mix with their current food so you can start weaning them over to more natural foods. I do treat mine with romaine/carrots/and other stuf but maybe only once a week.
I hope this helps.


   

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