Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: Say Hi to my New Russian Tortoise... No Name Yet

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:04 pm   Say Hi to my New Russian Tortoise... No Name Yet

Hey guys i went to petco bright and early this morning because they are having all reptiles 50% off this weekend so I bought a Russian tortoise for 50 bucks. Here's my little guy and his set up. They told me its a male so I need to come up with a name, any name ideas out there let me know. And let me know what you think of my set up for him...
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55 gallon
4 baby RES all 2 inches genders unknown
4 cats(Simba, Nala, Dot, and Freeway)
and my husband

1 Baby Russian Tortoise Gender Uknown size:2 inches or so Name: Pancake
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:51 am   Re: Say Hi to my New Russian Tortoise... No Name Yet

Quick tip. The water bowl should be lower. He should be able to climb in as well as drink.
1 F RES 9" (Kingler)
1 F Belize Slider 7" (Agamemnon)
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:19 pm   Re: Say Hi to my New Russian Tortoise... No Name Yet

ok and also should change his subtrate? Right now its a mix of alfalfa pellets and hay. But I think hes hibernating so I cant change it now right. Cause I heard if you disturb them while they are hibernating you can kill them, and also Do i need a special light on for him at night.
55 gallon
4 baby RES all 2 inches genders unknown
4 cats(Simba, Nala, Dot, and Freeway)
and my husband

1 Baby Russian Tortoise Gender Uknown size:2 inches or so Name: Pancake
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:09 pm   Re: Say Hi to my New Russian Tortoise... No Name Yet

I don't know about anything else besides the water, sorry.
1 F RES 9" (Kingler)
1 F Belize Slider 7" (Agamemnon)
My Youtube Channel:
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:47 pm   Re: Say Hi to my New Russian Tortoise... No Name Yet

who would know that i could talk to
55 gallon
4 baby RES all 2 inches genders unknown
4 cats(Simba, Nala, Dot, and Freeway)
and my husband

1 Baby Russian Tortoise Gender Uknown size:2 inches or so Name: Pancake
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:52 pm   Re: Say Hi to my New Russian Tortoise... No Name Yet

Type it in on google
1 F RES 9" (Kingler)
1 F Belize Slider 7" (Agamemnon)
My Youtube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/condorboy1/videos
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Post Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:50 am   Re: Say Hi to my New Russian Tortoise... No Name Yet

Join the mailing list to ask them questions.... http://www.tortoise.org/

They are very knowledgeable.
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