Must a new tort settle in?

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Must a new tort settle in?

Postby Norwegian Hermann » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:54 pm

Hi all, i am collecting "Rufus" on Friday and have his indoor set up all ready, but was wondering if i need a small temporary set up out side as well? I read somewhere they need time to settle in to their indoor home first for a couple of weeks! Average daytime temps here are just staring to warm up at around 10-12 degrees and cloudy/sunny. :roll:
ps, rufus is around 4 years old and the size of my palm if this helps :geek:

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Re: Must a new tort settle in?

Postby Julie » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:07 pm

Hi Graham,
I would do an outdoor enclosure too, for when you have nice days,if you get them in Norway :shock: :lol:.

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Re: Must a new tort settle in?

Postby Norwegian Hermann » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:10 pm

Hi Julie, Very hit and miss here! He'll be in and out like a fiddlers elbow! :mrgreen:
But i will get to work now then! :lol:

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Re: Must a new tort settle in?

Postby suej » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:24 pm

I understand that it rains every day in Bergen but I really love Norway
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Re: Must a new tort settle in?

Postby Norwegian Hermann » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:27 pm

Evens out at nearly every day, but May can be very hot and dry :mrgreen:

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Re: Must a new tort settle in?

Postby Tamie Milne » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:31 pm

Graham

Much would depend on how the tortoise has been housed prior to you picking him up, replicating that may help him settle with you more quickly.

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Re: Must a new tort settle in?

Postby Norwegian Hermann » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:25 pm

Hi Tamie, I think he has been housed in a viv type set up :roll: where as i have a open book case 6 feet long and 3 feet wide type thing :mrgreen:

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Re: Must a new tort settle in?

Postby Norwegian Hermann » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:28 pm

There are photos of him in the "Semi lumpy" article in this forum :mrgreen:
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Re: Must a new tort settle in?

Postby Tamie Milne » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:39 pm

Norwegian Hermann wrote:Hi Tamie, I think he has been housed in a viv type set up :roll: where as i have a open book case 6 feet long and 3 feet wide type thing :mrgreen:

Graham


You may find that the tortoise does not cope too well with the open space you are providing for him, he may feel overwhelmed and just dash to a corner. If this happens you may need to reduce the space available for a period and gradually increase his area. Some tortoises are fine coming from a viv to a table and are eager to explore, others are a little scared though. Play everything by ear and watch how the tortoise reacts.

Good luck

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Re: Must a new tort settle in?

Postby Norwegian Hermann » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:25 am

Thanks Tamie :mrgreen:

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