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Tortoise and Turtle Love - 2009-09-23
Hello all tortoise and turtle fans :)

I've just started a brand new tortoise appreciation group called Tortoise and Turtle Love on ning. It's free to join, family-friendly and fun.

"Faith" & Daisy E. (Hermann torty) xx
TortoiseandTurtleLove

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Karen Frost - 2009-09-07
I have my first Red Foot Tortoise. His name is Tooter and he is the most adorable creature. He has a companion, a female Russian Box Tortoise named Tina. Tooter is almost her size now and will surpass her soon. They are both very curious and playful. I put them in a small tub of water to bathe a couple times a week and allow them some play time to walk around and explore. The cats are very gentle with them and they seem to enjoy their curiosity although I always keep a close watch on them. I love to watch how excited Tooter gets when he explores and Tina too loves the feeling of being able to go where ever she wants to. I've never seen a tortoise run like she does! They respond to my voice and Tooter too, leans his head forward to touch nosed with me. Tina has things to do she doesn't care too much to be handled and spoiled but Tooter loves to have his little feet rubbed and is very fond of attention and touch.

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Adc - 2009-06-29
I have a wonderful red foot named sammy. He is 5 years old. He is very sweet and curious. He loves strawberries and lettuce. But unfortunately he has some trouble walking. He lost his foot on his right leg at a young age. SO he is a little unbalanced. He is a bit shy but he loves basking in the sun and roaming around my backyard. He even gives kisses by stretching his neck out to touch noses with you. They are the most amazing animals. I love my Sammy!

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ali j - 2009-06-21
When placed in the lounge our tortoise will wander around until it approaches the cables/wires near the TV when it starts to dance, sway and swivel - does anyones elses do this and is it anything I need to worry about?

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Angel - 2009-06-03
Are Spearmint leaves harmfull or can i include them in my greek tortoise's diet ?

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steve - 2009-05-20
Aloha remember Kui the famous Kahaluu African spurred tortoise. Well Wensday 5 /20 & the next Wensday 5/27 you can see Kui and all his tortoise friends on chanel 16 a show called the pet hui this is Hawaiian time 730 PM Hope you all can take the time to wacth Aloha
Steve & Kui

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Stephanie - 2009-05-03
I've recently purchased my first redfoot :D His name is Steven, he is around 6 months old, and I LOVE him!!

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Luke - 2009-04-16
I love my red foot. Her name is Lilly, and she's fantastic. I've only had her for about 6 months, and I think she is about 1 1/2 years old, she's about 4" long. She is very friendly, and her favorite time of the day is when she takes her "walk". In the winter I put the cats away and let her out on the living room floor for about an hour a day, she cruises all over the room. In the summer I take her out to the yard and let her roam around, but living in inner city Chicago unfortunately she can't be out unsupervised. Her favorite thing is cuddling, she loves to sit in my arms and rests her little head on me. She's great, and I hope I have her for the rest of my life (which is a good possibility).

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Sam Overton - 2009-04-14
We purchased a "Greek" tortoise recently (first tortoise) and we had no idea they were so verbal. This little guy is constantly "talking". We have taken it to a vet and really didn't get much comment on the talking. Does anyone have experiece with a really talkative tortoise??

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Leslie Jo Andress - 2009-04-12
My leopard is 9 years old, 5 pounds, male. Is he underweight? How can I tell if he he pardalis or babcoki? I have had him for 5 years. Thanks, Leslie

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  • Doug Wolkow - 2010-04-29
    He is Babcoki! If he was Pardalis he would be three times at least the size he is now. Your tortoise is average size for his age now. Males are smaller than females in the wild and in captivity. Tortoises are not like fish either. They will out grow an enclosure. If you think your tortoise is not growing because of the size of the enclosure..don't be fooled. As long as that animal is eating and sleeping...It is growing. Make sure the inside enclosure is at least 20 times the size of your animal with plenty of heating up space and cooling off space. Provide a hiding spot. All animals require a hiding spot to regulate from stress and illness.
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