by Susan Elizabeth
I have a 7 year old Russion Horsfield Tortoise who I bought last August unfortunately I bought her from a pet shop before doing more research and she had internal parasites and had to have treatment from the vet. She got the all clear from the vet mid December but I did not put her into hibernation as I wanted her to be fully recovered and not take the risk of anything happening to her.
Anyway my question is since about March she has been stuffing her face with food and has got huge I am worried about her sudden growth rate and will this make her ill growing so big so quickly?
Also somedays she is very active and somedays like today she is staying in her make shift burrow and not coming out at all is this normal behavour? She lives indoors in a large tortoise table filled with sand and soil and she has a UV reptile light.