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Well-Known Member, from South of Southern California, but not Mexico

5 Year Member

If it's not fun for you to always learn better how to care for your tortoise, it might be time to do something else. May 13, 2015

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    1. Thor-toise
      Got the opuntia! Hopefully my babies will like them. We'll see tom! Thanks!
    2. gixman
      Will, I'm interested in buying some cactus pads from you. I want to confirm that it is ok to feed to my Russian tortoise.
      1. Will
        I made a 'conversation' responding to your inquiry. Yes Russians can eat it.
        Dec 20, 2016
    3. Mbchs
      The temperatures here in Charleston will be around 80 tomorrow and our 3 year old tortoise will be feasting outside for Thanksgiving. Is the baby tortoise too young to go outside (in enclosure) for a little bit? What is the minimum temperature/time for it?
      1. Will
        With the opportunity to be in direct sun (and also to sit in shade), mid 70Fs are okay. Keep in mind a crow or any small mammal can make a meal of them. Also this is when getting desiccated (dried out) can happen. So a heap of something moist to be able to hide in is good, like tallish growing grass.
        Nov 23, 2016
      2. Mbchs
        We sat and watched it explore the outside enclosure for about 45 min yesterday and today. It munched down on some grass and weeds.
        Nov 25, 2016
    4. Mbchs
      The tort is out for delivery. I will let you know when it arrives. Quick question, how long should I quarantine him from our 3 year old leopard tortoise?
      1. Will
        Quarantine serves more than one purpose. Aside from seeing that there may or may not be disease, it gives you a chance to know the tortoise as an individual. I think that is equally important. I usually go no less than three to six months. Some individuals will live there life as if in quarantine until I seek to try and mate them with another.
        Nov 23, 2016
    5. Weldon
      Hi Will,
      I was curious what type of bedding was used when the tortoise was in your care. I would like to keep it the same while the tortoise its adjusting to new habitat. Thanks
      1. Will
        I use coco husk chunks and cypress mulch. these are larger particles than coco coir, so they can't ingest it and it makes them work a little to get around by walking. I keep it very moist so that underneath the 1.2 to one inch layer there is standing water.
        May 20, 2016
    6. paigekate
      How often do you have leopards?
    7. ChgoHerp
      I'm interested in buying some dried cactus. You sent me samples last year. They are great
    8. Allison Gray
      Allison Gray
      Hi Will, I'm new to this forum. Do you still have any of the 6 Leo's you had available last week?
      1. Will
        I sent a PM. They are still available.
        Nov 18, 2015
    9. Guokt
      I have received a lot of admiration of your skills for spider tortoise. Could you please tell me about the detial to keep the wonderful pet.Thank you very much.
    10. danipaul71
      Hi there! Yvonne sent me your way... Inquiring about any baby Leopards you may still have?
    11. Will
      If it's not fun for you to always learn better how to care for your tortoise, it might be time to do something else.
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    12. Guillermo Limon
      Guillermo Limon
      Can you export, Will?
    13. Will
      Soon, leopards will be coming soon, about 1 month or so.
    14. Justin C.
      Justin C.
      Hello Will, I am looking for a Leopard (GpB). Do you have any available or due soon? If so, what sex did you incubate for, if any?
    15. katiecpadilla
      Do you currently have any leo babies you are wanting to sell??
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    I am a professional Biologist, I've worked in Pharmaceutical vivariums, zoos, field work with chelonians on three continents, and established large private collections for clients. I've published a few articles, some peer reviewed, but have focused on live animal keeping. I have maintained and bred several species of chelonians over 40 years. It's what I do.


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