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Leopard tortoise
Posted: 06/12/2009 by Hepsebah

Hi Can anyone tell me why my leopard tortoise has started banging himself against the radiator its alway on the same side and same spot on his shell, he has been doing this for about a week now?

Re: Leopard tortoise
Posted: 07/12/2009 by VivTPG

Hi, we dont recommend you let the torts wander around the house for this reason it isnt a safe or natural environment for them, he can probably feel the heat from the radiator and wants to bask under it, but cant!  I would keep him in his tabletop and let him bask under a proper basking lamp and UV light.

Regards VivienneClick and drag me down to the editor

Re: Leopard tortoise
Posted: 07/12/2009 by Hepsebah

Hi Vivienne

Thanks for getting back to me so quick and for your advice, I will keep him (Norman) in his tabletop from now on, he has got a proper basking lamp I just thought I would let him wander around to give him more exercise. Thanks again.

Lynda and NormanClick and drag me down to the editor

Re: Leopard tortoise
Posted: 09/12/2009 by VivTPG

Hi Lynda,

Has Norman settled now?  How old is he?  I would love to see a pic of him.

Regards Vivienne

 

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