Animal Stories - Tortoises


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AL "The Fisher Doctor" - 2008-05-13
The Greek and Golden greek indeed are great tortoises. Our female "Julia" literally comes running whenever she sees me approach her house, her buddy "Harold" is a bit shy but still personable. Each are of a slightly different back ground, as Julia has four scutes down her back and Harold has five, however, they both have the spur thighs so they are both of very similar ancestry. It is extremely important to keep them hot and dry - when we got these two they were horribly sick. Our vet set us up with antibiotic shots for each and within a few weeks they were as healthy as ever. They really are easy to keep HOWEVER you must NEVER forget about them and provide the DAILY care they need.

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Lola - 2008-04-29
I have a 5 year old sulcata, she is very sweet and funny. She scared my 1 year old lab, husky, and corgi by hissing at them! Then to annoy them she ate their food (very unhealthy) and they ate hers! Very good pet.

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Taylor - 2008-04-24
We just found a yellow footed tortoise and all this information has helped us so much!

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Terra - 2008-04-16
My red footed tortoise's name is waldo. He's 21 years old and he's 8 pounds. He thinks he's human :P wouldn't trade him for anything

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emma - 2008-02-08
I love my tortoise!

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George from NY - 2008-01-24
I just acquired a yearling yellow footed tortoise at 4". It's the Amazon Basin type, which is said to grow larger than standard yellow foots. With the AB yellow foots, there is a slight difference in coloration from regular YFs, seems that they are lighter and more uniformed in color, and they seem bulkier as well. It is very shy now, but hopefully I can tame it more as years go by and have a nice, friendly yellow foot.

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Tori - 2007-09-28
Hello, we live with our Sulcata here in California. We bought our Sulcata for $l00 when it was 1 week old, now it is 1 year and 2 months old. Its name is Mohammed, we call it "MO". MO is very smart and comes to us when we call his name. He loves to be petted and recognizes his meal of fresh, crisp Romaine. We have not started his calcium, which we intend to sprinkle on his Romaine. We hope to add other desireable greens to his diet soon. He is self-disciplined as he will do his daily 'duty' only during his time in his swimming pool we have provided, which makes it easy to keep his roaming area clean. MO is a very happy and content tortoise! We enjoy him very much!

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Abdullah Ismail - 2007-09-12
These tortoises are great! they are good handling, especially when acquired young. mine is very tame and she is nicknamed athene. she has a carapace of 2.5 inches. i keep her on my table while studying and she wanders on the table. these are best pets for beginners.

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Travis Reed - 2007-09-09
Also note that red-footed tortoses LOVE humidity. If your tortoise is kept inside or in an outside enclosure in an area with low humidity you must provide them humidity. If you can't provide a smoke machine/mister or frequent sprinklers, I have found it effective to turn a plastic container such as a trash can on its side, bury it a couple inches in the ground, and fill it up with mulch. Keeping the mulch wet all the time allows for a good humidified area that your tortoise can crawl into and regulate his own humidity. Enjoy your red-foot and take good care of him/her!

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Burnworth - 2007-08-01
My husband and I enjoy Bruce Lee at night. He climbs on my husbands shoulder like a cat. He has an awesome personality and has a better pad then we do.

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