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Indian Stars

Postby Stuart » Fri May 12, 2017 8:49 pm

Just wondering if keepers of these tortoises have decided to keep them fairly dry, in savannah conditions similar to that for Leopard Tortoises, or a little more humid?
I believe their natural range could encompass either habitat, so it's difficult to know. Mine are CB anyway.
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Re: Indian Stars

Postby Clara » Fri May 19, 2017 9:20 pm

Can't speak with any authority on Star's Stuart but the UK based habitats I have seen in various forums tend to have some humidity provided.

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Re: Indian Stars

Postby LimaMikeSquared » Tue May 30, 2017 11:53 pm

I keep mine mostly dry with a large flat water dish for bathing. I have a spaghum moss pile in the corner under the hottest part of the lamp that I keep damp but not sopping wet. I give the soil a good mist about every 7-10 days. The moss pile came idea came from a set up guide for a arid/tropical tortoises. I can't find the guise at the moment.

Mine seems to be fine. Pretty sure I read humid is ok but if your temperatures fall they can have issues so I just have a damp place he can go if he wants.
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Re: Indian Stars

Postby tortydat » Wed May 31, 2017 4:44 pm

I keep mine mostly dry.
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Re: Indian Stars

Postby Tortoise Trust » Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:01 am

We always kept them dry - with fresh drinking water, of course - but the environment itself was dry.

They can rapidly develop health problems in damp and cold.
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Re: Indian Stars

Postby Tortoise Trust » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:20 am

You might find this interesting. A very recent (this week) publication I assisted with:

http://www.tortoisetrust.es/downloads/S ... rtoise.pdf
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