Scruffy Tortoise!

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laurat
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Scruffy Tortoise!

Post by laurat » 02 May 2017, 19:08

Is Vera the only one or are other's tortoises filthy??? Vera is obsessed with getting herself in her water dish, getting wet, then parading around in her soil. I'm not joking ... there was a bit of dried soil on her head yesterday that must have been about an inch thick ... I mean, seriously??? Here's me thinking girls are clean - no chance!!!!

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Re: Scruffy Tortoise!

Post by Bigjoe » 02 May 2017, 19:22

Hi laurat..where is Vera housed.. :?: when this is happening..Tortoise Table or outside set-up..I've never had a filthy Tortoise when they are outside nor have I ever seen a filthy Tortoise in the wild and I've seen a few..but kept in a Tortoise table yes all of mine will walk thru their water dishes and pick up soil substrate...just telling the world they want outta the table and outside..now if you want to see a muddy Tortoise my Reno will take some beating after I've had to dig her up..this little one should have been a miner.

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Elaine
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Re: Scruffy Tortoise!

Post by Elaine » 02 May 2017, 19:41

Come on, we need some pictures of these mucky tortoises.

Laurat you could try placing some flattish stones around the water and food bowls. It doesn't stop it but can cut down on the amount of substrate that can be dragged in.

Have you checked your temperatures lately? With the warmer ambient temperatures it can knock the basking temperatures up a little.

I agree with Joe, I think they sense the sunny days and they are eager to get out there.

Hth Elaine
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laurat
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Re: Scruffy Tortoise!

Post by laurat » 02 May 2017, 19:41

She is in her inside home ... she is fine once she is in her outdoor enclosure. I've attached some photos ... hope they've come through.

Elaine - her temps are fine, I always check them to ensure there's no change. I think she is just a scruff and likes a bit of filth ;)

And her cuttlefish bless her (can be seen in the last photo) she is never far away from
... she loves it!
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Elaine
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Post by Elaine » 02 May 2017, 21:03

Scruffy tortoise wears it well! She is a beauty.

I think she is just a healthy tortoise wanting to go and do what healthy tortoises do. Play in the sun, eat, drink, sleep and repeat. Tort after my own heart.

Thanks for taking the time to post,
Elaine
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Re: Scruffy Tortoise!

Post by Elaine » 02 May 2017, 21:04

Scruffy tortoise wears it well! She is a beauty.

I think she is just a healthy tortoise wanting to go and do what healthy tortoises do. Play in the sun, eat, drink, sleep and repeat. Tort after my own heart.

Thanks for taking the time to post,
Elaine
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Bigjoe
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Re: Scruffy Tortoise!

Post by Bigjoe » 05 May 2017, 18:56

Now that is one beautiful Tortoise..

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Re: Scruffy Tortoise!

Post by Zaikined » 22 Oct 2018, 09:01

laurat wrote:
> She is in her inside home ... she is fine once she is in her outdoor
> enclosure. I've attached some photos ... hope they've come through.
>
> Elaine - her temps are fine, I always check them to ensure there's no
> change. I think she is just a scruff and likes a bit of filth ;)
>
> And her cuttlefish bless her (can be seen in the last photo) she is never
> far away from
> ... she loves it!
OMG I want it :|

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