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Old 20-05-2013, 11:21 PM
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Hi guys, I have a russian tortoise and I am using topsoil for substrate, I spray it everyday yet at soon later it's really dry, any suggestions please? Can I use different soil or had it got to be top Soil

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Old 20-05-2013, 11:40 PM
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I use top soil too I water it every night apart from the bit he has gone to sleep in/on I try and water than when he is awake. I changed my top soil yesterday and i was surprised how try it was to say i water it every day, last night was the first time in weeks he dug down and he has again dug down tonight so i think my soil was to try, will be nice to see what others have to say
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Old 20-05-2013, 11:44 PM
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Yea mine only seems
To dig init for a few days after its bin changed then be stops lol
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Old 21-05-2013, 12:26 AM
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You need to water it first, so it's damp underneath, then keep it sprayed. It's important to have it damp for proper shell growth. You can also cover your tortoise with damp moss.
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