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Substrate mixed with food

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Posted by: teneb at Tue Jun 10 21:28:53 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by teneb ]  
   

I just purchased a greek tortoise. For substrate I'm using ~ 60% topsoil/40% sand, as several websites have suggested. My tortoise started eating kale right away (yeah!) but he wanders onto the food plate which is about 4 inches in diameter and drags some of the substrate along. Do I need to be worried about a few pieces of dirt/sand on his food if he consumes them? I know too much of that can lead to compaction. If it's an issue, how do I keep the food plate clean?

Also, I've got a 1-2 inch deep plastic container with a quarter inch of water in it....is the container too tall?

Thanks so much for your help! I've done a fair bit of research, but until the "rubber hits the road" there are things you don't think of!


   

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