Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: Decided to go with the russian tortoise.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:45 pm   Decided to go with the russian tortoise.

Havent gotten him yet but will be getting him today, paying 90$ for the tortoise, 60$ for a 70 gallon reptile tank off craigslist(barriering the sides so he doesnt stress him self looking out), a 100w heat light/lamp, 2 bricks of the dirt for him, hay, water bowl. thermometer, mister. Please tell me if there is anything else i need to buy. Also good tortoise names are accepted, s diet plan you have for your tortoises, also is accepted. And your setup info. is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Devon.

Im buying all supplies in a bit, the tank at 6, and the turtles around 7 when the tank is ready to go.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:20 pm   

nice. one day i plan to get a russian
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:59 pm   

The only other thing you need is UVB lamp.

They eat cuttle bone and veggies. There alot more to the food.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:45 pm   

Take-One wrote:The only other thing you need is UVB lamp.

They eat cuttle bone and veggies. There alot more to the food.

I have my diet plan set. once i get to whole foods ima drop some stacks on veggies, also i spent 70 on all the soil, hay, lamp, i got a 100W heat lamp is that what you mean by uvb?? Also got a half log for relaxation and hideing, picking up my 60 gallon tonight.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:52 pm   

No. UVB is what turtles need for calcium.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:02 pm   

Take-One wrote:No. UVB is what turtles need for calcium.

its a tortoise and i have calcium supplements for reptiles that ill crush up and put all over his veggies, also they do need a heat lamp for the hot side to heat it up. i read allllll over.. and they said thats the least i need if im not going with the uvb and choosing other ways to give their calcium
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:12 pm   

tortoises still need a uvb bulb just like a turtle does. you shouls still give cuttle bone but they really need to have a uvb along with a heat lamp
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:17 pm   

i guess ill pic up a bulb but im not paying another 15 for a lamp ill just use y desk lamp moneys not too hot right now but yea i got some cuttlebone that i give to my res
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:27 pm   

You need a humidity gauge. They are super cheap and will tell you so much about your torts living conditions.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:51 pm   

Can you give me info like where to buy and brand so i know what to look for. im willing to spend money on neccasary things so just give me a good brand name, thanks for telling me this because i wouldnt know i bought a mister and humidity moss and im willing to spend the time to make him have a healthy nice live with great living conditions. also an update on the tank it is 70 gallons not 60*
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