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vandezon
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Female
Birthday:
May 25, 1947 (Age: 72)
Location (City and/or State):
1 hr S of Tampa Fl, Gulf of Mexico side
Occupation:
Retired

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vandezon

New Member, Female, 72, from 1 hr S of Tampa Fl, Gulf of Mexico side

funny side note, thought I missed picking up the dog's poop one day, three days later one area looked like cow plop spread in 3 areas! Jun 15, 2014

vandezon was last seen:
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    1. vandezon
      vandezon
      funny side note, thought I missed picking up the dog's poop one day, three days later one area looked like cow plop spread in 3 areas!
    2. vandezon
      vandezon
      previous owner moving, not sure if she wants back, but I want to do right by him. she was feeding him left overs from a fruit stand.
    3. vandezon
      vandezon
      he browses like a cow, give him endive, tomato bits, zucchini slices, hibiscus blossoms occasionally, carrots once. water dish.
    4. vandezon
      vandezon
      Hi, have many questions, 25 pd African Spurred Tort (new to us) fenced yard 133w x190 d. He chose arge fern bed to sleep in at night
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    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    May 25, 1947 (Age: 72)
    Location (City and/or State):
    1 hr S of Tampa Fl, Gulf of Mexico side
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Newly acquired Spur, about 25 pds, have posted a few places on here, plus photos. We have 8 parrots, 1 dog, neighbors cat, I can tell if something is wrong with any of them, but having this tort is worrying me to death! Sort of inherited it, owner via neighbor said they fed him fruit, I asked about Mango but was told all fruit in general is not good, but then I see some folks feeding watermelon. I really hesitate on Mango, haven't given it, tho have given small bites of tomato with no skin. Endive, and Romaine. quit giving celery, basically he gets his food from wandering the yard.133'x190'. He has two places he likes to seek shade, one is his den in the ferns, the other is out back under some metal trays leaning against a cargo unit. Last evening he just stayed in shade of house for a while, then went to bed. I've spritzed him w/water twice. seems it's a good thing. He gets maybe one hibiscus blossom a day in the evening. He makes weird noises but I've heard they are normal (googled), and his mouth was bubbling last night but I've read on here it's due to overheating. Never gave much thought to Tortoise care until this guy appeared, sooooo much to learn and be aware of!
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