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  1. Yvonne G

    Let's discuss tortoise evolution

    We're always saying that tortoises evolved living, eating, acting a certain way and we need to try to provide that same way for them. But what about evolution? Who's to say our current day tortoises, especially the captive bred ones, aren't evolving. Maybe we don't need to be so strict in...
  2. Yvonne G

    Sh-h-h-h. . . Don't tell anyone. . .

    @maggie3fan For Cripes Sake, Maggie! Didn't anyone ever tell you NOT to release those darned mylar baloons? They're bad for the environment and the animals! (Oh, wait. It was ME who released them - sorry!!) Have a very special day, and don't eat too much cake and ice cream!!
  3. Yvonne G

    Mi-Shell

    This was Mi-Shell's introduction thread: https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/mi-shell.180557/ I thought I had reported her death, but I did a search and couldn't find it, so I'll report it again. I'm sorry to say that Mi-shell didn't make it through the winter '20/'21. When I opened the door to...
  4. Yvonne G

    First Meal of the Year

    About my fencing - the box turtles, with the exception of the Gulf coasts, are all in the same general area. The perimeter fence has a lip on it so they can't climb out, but the dividing fences have no lip. If you notice mixed species in the pictures, it's not the norm. They've just gotten up...
  5. Yvonne G

    Yvonne's 2022 Stray Cat Thread

    When stray cats come around I chase them away. If they're persistent and are still coming around after two weeks I trap them have them neutered or spayed, and add them to my menagerie. I wasn't thinking clearly when cat Uno came to live here, and I neglected to get his picture. Uno was a very...
  6. Yvonne G

    Recycling Help, Please

    As of 2021 California is supposed to separate out food waste from their garbage and put it into the greenwaste bin. I'm curious - when the greenwaste truck goes to the land fill doesn't he back his truck up to the same spot where the garbage truck dumped his load? And so, isn't our food...
  7. Yvonne G

    BEWARE! DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK!!

    On two of Josh's other Forums a new member joined and put up a link to an article where a popular wrestler died in a freak accident. DON'T CLICK ON THE LINK!!! Luckily for me, I was on my Kindle, so it didn't affect me, but that link infects your phone with a virus and leads you to an antivirus...
  8. Yvonne G

    Let's All Offer Encouragement and Welcome to our New Moderators!

    It was a very tough decision. All of the names you folks proposed were worthy of being Moderator. In the end, we just closed our eyes and pointed to the board. . . well, no, we didn't do that. But it boiled down to @ZEROPILOT , @jsheffield and @Toddrickfl1 Welcome to the Dark Side, guys. Play...
  9. Yvonne G

    ♪ ♪ ♪ Double your pleasure, double your fun, with Double Mint, Double Mint, Double Mint Tort!! ♪ ♪ ♪

    After two or three solid weeks with heavy, overcast skies and NO sun, today we had a beautiful "Spring" day. . . sun all day, nice warm temperature. And this is what I had to tend to when I made my evening rounds:
  10. Yvonne G

    When Should I Get My Sulcata Ready For Hibernation (Brumation)?

    Markw84 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club (This post was in response to an Arizona member asking about her friend's sulcata, that the friend allows to brumate each year) One of the biggest differences with tortoises that have evolved in climates that are warmer year-round...
  11. Yvonne G

    A Little Bird Told Me. . .

    . . . that Gillian is a year older today!! @Gillian M Hey, girl! Enjoy the heck outta' your special day!!
  12. Yvonne G

    Whoo hoo! Lookey here!!!

    I have three females living with a very, very old male full time. All the females are appx. the same size, but this one is the largest of the three. First time for her to nest and lay eggs. It's 58F here right now, and the sun has set. The light is just to make sure she stays warm enough to...
  13. Yvonne G

    HOW FOR YOU TO DECIDE WHO YOU'D LIKE TO SEE AS A MODERATOR HERE

    Deciding on who should be moderator is NOT a popularity contest. You don't suggest your favorite person or your friend or the funniest or friendliest. According to my friend Google, here are the traits you should look for in a good moderator: "A great online moderator fosters that social...
  14. Yvonne G

    Crimson_Lotus - Long Time Member!!

    @crimson_lotus We hope you enjoy your special day!
  15. Yvonne G

    Birthday Greetings to Krista!

    @Krista S We wish you all the best!
  16. Yvonne G

    Josh is feeling under the weather. . .

    @Josh Hope you're feeling better real soon!!!
  17. Yvonne G

    Happy Birthday, cmacusa3!!

    @cmacusa3 Enjoy your special day!
  18. Yvonne G

    Dudley's Walk-about

    @Kapidolo Farms @maggie3fan I know you both will appreciate this thread. This is the south fence of Dudley's yard, with Texas and Russians and DCTs on the other side of it: Walking west along the fence, we come to this, the area with Texas tortoises on the other side: And then the...
  19. Yvonne G

    Hey, Cherryman304:

    @Cherryman304 Have a wonderful day!!!
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