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Old 11-11-2018, 12:17 AM   #1
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Just picked him up from store heís been home for only a hour now ... tank was a lil warm so iv unplugged a heat since picture was took Click image for larger version

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Old 11-11-2018, 07:45 PM   #2
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Nice. What do you feed it?
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:34 AM   #3
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Mixed / collard greens Iíll be doin things like Mellonís once in a while
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He doesnít seem to eating much of anything and I think heís trying to hibernate if he is what do I do if I donít do that I just got him and I understand it can do more harm if not done right so I donít want to risk it
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:39 PM   #5
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I would not do melon, they cannot digest high sugar foods.

Is he sleeping a lot? It usually takes them quite a few days to adjust to a new home.

Also, if it's too hot or too cold it can encourage them to sleep a lot.

What kind of lights are you using and how long are they on? Russians need a lot of light and for 12 hours a day. They need a basking spot of 90-95 but they also need cooler areas so they can regulate their temperature.

What's the humidity at? They like it fairly dry, but it's also really important to soak him for 20 minutes several times a week.

One more tip for you, you'll want to cover the tank with something so he can't see out of it. Tortoises dont understand glass and will relentlessly try to run into it, and it also makes them feel vulnerable.

I personally don't hibernate my russian because it doesn't get cold where I live. If you do decide you want to hibernate him, you'll want to take him to a vet and have him checked out first. An unhealthy tortoise will not survive hibernation.
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Thx for Mellon tip and I have a baskin spot that reaches 93 and on the cool side on the tank itís 75 avg the humidity is at approx 40 no matter the location with it closer 35 or lower at the basking spot I use 160watt all in one heat uva and uvb bulbs ... 12 on 12 off

I donít want to hibernate him cuz I donít how but I think sheís already doing brumation (the sleeping and eating habits points toward this I swear) ( I talked to the pet store in which I got wanted to no the behavior she there and itís the same at home)

Iím currently working on makin the tank non see thru for her
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His burrow spot is at 80 in temp and jus above 30 in humidity
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:14 PM   #8
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It sounds like you've got everything just right for him.

Are you soaking him? If he is trying to hibernate, frequent soaks and extending his lighting will discourage hibernation. Sometimes torts that don't hibernate will be sleepy for a couple months in winter, which is normal.

It's still possible he's just getting used to his new home and may need more time to adjust. It took mine at least a week to get his routine. He slept a lot during that time.
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Hondstly idk I talked to that pet store today after work and what heís doin now is what he was doin there and ik he was there for bout a month so idk if heís still getting used to new home or not soaked him last nite does not like the water lol you say soak several times a wk win I think of several I think of 3-4 times
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