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orv's Recent Activity

  1. orv replied to the thread Refusing to show breeding facility?.

    Pet retailers often recieve their "for sale" items from multiple resources, ie various breeding facilities. These for sale tortoises are...

    Sep 18, 2018 at 10:34 PM
  2. orv replied to the thread Abandoned sulcata.

    So happy to see someone doing things correctly before they get their tortoise. May you be blessed in your new husbandry...

    Sep 18, 2018 at 12:51 PM
  3. orv liked Kaeloni's post in the thread Abandoned sulcata.

    After getting so excited about helping this tortoise and then not being able to save him, my husband and I have been seriously...

    Sep 18, 2018 at 12:48 PM
  4. orv liked Tom's post in the thread Soaking in tap water.

    If the tap is safe for you to drink, it is safe for the tortoise. Distilled and RO should not be used in any case, because the tortoises...

    Sep 17, 2018 at 9:30 PM
  5. orv liked Yvonne G's post in the thread moving home during hibernation.

    He goes to sleep in one place and wakes up in another. Much less stressful than a free roaming tortoise having to live in a container...

    Sep 17, 2018 at 7:52 PM
  6. orv liked mark1's post in the thread My hibernation plan.

    don't know how you keep your tortoise , I assume it's a temperate species that does hibernate ? if you keep him outside and you get cold...

    Sep 17, 2018 at 6:04 PM
  7. orv liked Yvonne G's post in the thread Does your Tortoise do this.

    LOL! It's good to know people understand what I meant to say. Thank you. I'll go correct my post now (hangs head in shame).

    Sep 17, 2018 at 1:49 PM
  8. orv replied to the thread Traveling with a hatchling.

    Perhaps you allowed yourself to pass your time in a non-productive manner. Today's soldier, sailor and marine, as well as any valuable...

    Sep 16, 2018 at 11:15 PM
  9. orv replied to the thread Traveling with a hatchling.

    I am significantly offended that you would state that our lower ranked servicemen and women "have nothing better to do" with their time,...

    Sep 16, 2018 at 9:29 PM
  10. orv liked Yvonne G's post in the thread Hibiscus leaves have tiny bugs.

    We can never have too many responses. Please don't feel that way. If you have something to say, say it.

    Sep 15, 2018 at 9:19 PM
  11. orv replied to the thread moving home during hibernation.

    Welcome to our forums. We're always happy to assist with your questions. First, I have a couple of questions for you: 1) what...

    Sep 15, 2018 at 4:46 PM
  12. orv liked Tom's post in the thread Need advice! Brand new tortoise owner..

    Hello and welcome! Almost no one starts these babies correctly. Most of them die from cold temps and dehydration. So sad. I rescue as...

    Sep 15, 2018 at 1:19 PM
  13. orv replied to the thread Hibiscus leaves have tiny bugs.

    For a number of years I've rid my roses and hibiscus plants with lady bugs. I can purchase a container of them for less than ten dollars...

    Sep 15, 2018 at 1:14 PM
  14. orv liked Maro2Bear's post in the thread Does your Tortoise do this.

    Greetings... To answer your question, from what I have read over the years is that yes, coprophagy is very common in both wild and pet...

    Sep 14, 2018 at 4:01 PM
  15. orv liked Will's post in the thread How many tortoises get seriously ill or die as a result of eating "bad" weeds?.

    Someone liked a post of mine here which brought me back to this thread. I am preparing a talk on diet items and in that preparation I...

    Sep 14, 2018 at 3:53 PM