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Doug Wolkow - 2009-01-16
The care of a Reptile whether it be a Tortoise, Snake, Iguana, etc. requires different care than Wild animals which are Free to Roam and Pets which are enclosed as Captive hatchlings unfamiliar with the Wild or the environment of the Wild.

So yes. It is required to use special treatment for PETS and Not Wild animals. God takes care of the animals in the Wild. As ambassadors of a particular species we are to take care of PETS.

So in reply...Yes. Absolutely you should rub any skin conditioners or shell conditioners on a Leopard Tortoise which is Captive. This procedure is similar to spraying down an elephant at the Zoo. One of the Zoo Keeper's favorite jobs I might add. The Elephants ENJOY it also.

Good Question though. But Yes certainly you do different things to Captive animals than Wild animals. I hope that answered your question.

Stay Well,
God Bless,
Doug Wolkow.

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Andre` - 2009-01-05
I just bought my Sulcata Tortoise a couple of weeks ago and I named it "Pancake". Right now it's around 3-4 inches and I am having trouble in feeding it. Pancake only eats Clovers and bananas. Pancake's enclosure is 20 gallon tank with garden soil as its substrate. Is that advisable? And how can I get it to feed on grasses? and How long should I let the Heating lights of its enclosure on? thanks!

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bob - 2008-11-18
I really don't think you should be rubbing anything on any tortoise shell or skin. They wouldn't get this treatment in the wild and thats what your after isn't it. To offer your tortoise a life as close what it should be living? Just my opinion!

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Doug Wolkow - 2008-11-08
You can purchase Vitamin E in gel capsules from any store. You take a needle and poke the capsule with the needle and squeeze out the liquid Vitamin E. If you do not want to use your fingers to rub in the Vitamin E then simply use a Q Tip.

Doug Wolkow,
Highlands Ranch, Co.
2008

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Teresa - 2008-11-04
I have a Greek tortoise that I heard cry when he tries to eat, because his jaw is popping. What is this from, and what can we do to help this little guy out? Please let us know, you can drop a line to P.O. Box 64777, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70896. Thank you very much, as we are heartbroken about this. URGENT HELP NEEDED!~

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Audrey - 2008-10-07
I'm audrey...
from Indonesia
I have 4 the big emys turtle in Indonesia I don't know in english
emys very cute, nice and I love them
I also have a cute turtle the name is KUKU
KUKU is very strong, scary and have a long neck..

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cam - 2008-06-27
I have a red-footed tortoise but sadly I don't know how old he is. His name is zipper and has lived with me for around 3 1/2 years.

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The Arab Crocodile Hunter - 2008-06-22
I have these tortoises. If anyone in Saudi Arabia Is looking for these tortoises,
there are many in jeddah especially in a pet store called pet oasis. they are very nice pets.

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AL "The Fisher Doctor" - 2008-05-13
The Greek and Golden greek indeed are great tortoises. Our female "Julia" literally comes running whenever she sees me approach her house, her buddy "Harold" is a bit shy but still personable. Each are of a slightly different back ground, as Julia has four scutes down her back and Harold has five, however, they both have the spur thighs so they are both of very similar ancestry. It is extremely important to keep them hot and dry - when we got these two they were horribly sick. Our vet set us up with antibiotic shots for each and within a few weeks they were as healthy as ever. They really are easy to keep HOWEVER you must NEVER forget about them and provide the DAILY care they need.

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Lola - 2008-04-29
I have a 5 year old sulcata, she is very sweet and funny. She scared my 1 year old lab, husky, and corgi by hissing at them! Then to annoy them she ate their food (very unhealthy) and they ate hers! Very good pet.

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