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Posted: 26/10/2009 by kerryjcarl

This is just to let everyone know the benefits of moving a tortoise into the correct housing and giving the correct diet.  Previously my 2 hermanns lived in a viv, until, that is, I found out how very wrong it was, I had noticed from the beginning that my oldest had some "give in the base of his shell, when it was pressed and even though I knew nothing about tortoise health I sensed that this was not right, I vowed to keep an eye on it and ensure it did not worsen.   6 weeks ago I moved my tortoises from a viv into an indoor guinea pig cage complete with substrate and a megaray lamp and fed only weeds to them (previously it was cabbage and all the wrong things) I also put them outside during the day as much as possible and in that time alone his shell has gone rock hard as it should be!

Many thanks to the tortoise protection group!

Re: amazing!
Posted: 26/10/2009 by clairesimmons1974

Three Cheers to The TGP Group... Hiphip Hooray... Such a great site for us newbies!!! keep it up :)

Re: amazing!
Posted: 26/10/2009 by TPGDarren

Thank You for using the group and for answering one anothers queries:-)
It's nice to know people benefit from the website and forum. We can all learn from one another by sharing information



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