My red foot keeps getting stuck on his back
by Chelsa Burford
ok two times in the last week i have found one of my tortoises belly up in the water dish!
Fortunately he has survived both times, the water dish is less than an inch deep. But I know they can suffocate on their back any way. i have had these guys a year and this has never happened
I removed their shelter the first time since it was rounded and i figured he climbed up in and fell off
But I have no idea how he did it this time. like I said the water dish is less that an inch deep, the lip of the dish is flush with the sand and pete moss mix they live in.
there is nothing left for them to climb on, i took everything out because i was so terrified the first time. So when i came home today, I was like how is that possible?
all i can figure is maybe he was climbing on the other tortoise back and tipped over. They climb on each other.
Any way if anybody has any suggestions on how to keep my little guys safe I would really appreciate it. I really couldn't handle if one of them perished from being stuck on his back. Please, please help!