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RE: Need some help with rescued russian

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Posted by: EJ at Thu Sep 29 12:09:46 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by EJ ]  
   

Try this website

http://www.russiantortoise.net/

Most of the info is really good although we don't see eye to eye on the use of Mazuri Tortoise diet and a few other things.

I use it for my Russians once a week and I highly recommend it.



>>I agreed to take in what I thought was a box turtle and upon
>>its arrival it was a russian. It has been kept for several
>>years in an aquarium in a young child's room. No UVB and
>>a small heat lamp. I was told by the owner it wouldn't eat
>>anything but Romaine but she really didn't know what to feed
>>it.
>>
>>I don't know much about husbandry on these guys so need some
>>help. I currently have it in a large rubbermaid container
>>with newspaper and a little of the reptile bark that came
>>long with him. I have a Reptisun 5.0 and 60 watt heat lamp
>>over it. I did soak it last night. I hope this is OK cause
>>I do know they like less humidity unlike my Redfoot. Also I
>>gave it a hide spot because the little thing is seems terrified
>>of people. This morning much to my surprise it ate squash,
>>mixed vegetables, tomatoe and a salad of turnip, endive and
>>romaine. So much for it only eating Romaine.
>>
>>2 questions:
>>This little guy is just 4" shell length. He only weighs 300 grams. He feels really light when picked up. Does this seem
>>an OK weight? My Redfoot is about 6" and he weighs almost 2.5
>>lbs.
>>
>>Is the diet above acceptable? Do they also eat Timothy Hay?
>>What is the best substrate and how often should I soak him?
>>
>>Any help is greatly appreciated. I am looking for a rescue
>>to find him/her a good home if any of you have any leads.
>>
>>Linda
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Ed @ Tortoise Keepers
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