Russian tortoise doesn't like soaking?

by Victor

I adopted a Russian tortoise a while ago, and he seems to be doing well, but everytime I soak him he walks backwards for a little bit and then after a minute tries to climb out. I make sure his water is lukewarm, and not to high (the water meets a little above the bottom of his shell). I'm getting worried because I don't want him to get dehydrated and sick, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong... can anyone help me?

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Jun 05, 2011
Bath Tub
by: Anonymous

My russian did the same thing, I put water in a bath tub and let him explore it for himself. The bath tub is slanted at the bottom so some water is deeper than the rest. I would have it so 1/3 of the tub does not have water and put your tortoise in right where the water ends.

Jun 03, 2011
by: Anonymous

Everyone is different, includng tortoises. He'll soak as much as he needs to. Just keep offering it.

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