very new born russian tortoise
by Criag A.
I have adult russians male and female. Apparently they mated last spring. Not sure but I saw them trying. I moved them to another area with alot of leaves aand bark inOct. before the weather changed. In early March they all came out and I put them in my nasturchin flower bed. Well. today,I found a little surprise. Only it was all the way across the yard. It's skinny but quite alive. I'm not sure just how to go ablut getting this little guy (long tail) to eat. There isn't any yolk sac to speak of so I think it has been out awhile. I'm ging to set up a tub with a heat pad underneath. Mulch material for substrate maybe with some sand. I'm going to try the greens and dandelion weeds flowers but this first step is the critical one. What should I do to get it going on food.
Siza about a quarter.All other sites only talk about tortoise that are eating ok.