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RE: Pyramiding In Sulcatas, Is there...

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Posted by: dawgcr at Tue Jan 29 12:55:43 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by dawgcr ]  
   

Great advice TG!

Food does seem to play an important role in pyramiding and MBD, others will say humidity, light etc.
If you raise your tort as close to it's natural environment as possible you should be okay. Plenty of SUNLIGHT (so important) with shady areas, grasses, weeds, hay, edible flowers and plants and your good to go.
I do supplement with Mazuri Chow and the key word here is supplement. And yes, I occasionally feed mine some left over veggies but this is few and far between. They spend a majority of their time grazing on my winter grass and munching on Timothy Hay. Alfalfa has a lot of protein so I lean more towards Timothy/Grass mixutres. My 2 babies are bedded on grass hay so they can much 24/7--they get a handful of weeds and clovers and munch on Mazuri and veggies maybe once or twice a week.

If you look at the picture on the top (my now 5 year old) this was taken when she was 3--I've had her for 2 years and her slight pyramiding is almost not even noticeable anymore. This was a very slight case of pyramiding and now that she can act and be a tortoise I've seen a tremendous difference in her shell growth.






   

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