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    Help identifying my 1st pet

    Hey all, I hope this is in the right area. I found an old picture of me and my first pet, Spike. I think he was some sort of American box turtle, but I could be totally wrong. This is the only picture I have of him. I vaguely remember at the time something about a Northeastern or...
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    Carolina Pet Supply's TNT with probiotics. Just bought some, and here are my results

    For those of you who are not familiar with this product, it's essentially a mixture of many important weeds, grasses, flowers, and the like... dried and turned into a powder. You can then sprinkle it on your damps greens that your tortoises already love to eat, and they can get all the nutrients...
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    Sacramento and Oakland zoo visit.

    Sarra and I went to the Sacramento Zoo a few months back, and decided to go to the Oakland zoo yesterday (I've heard great things about Oakland's setup) and I took a bunch of pictures of their turtles and tortoises. I hope you all enjoy. Sacramento: Their "Tortoise yard" was below the...
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    Just got a new baby! [PICS]

    So I was searching for sulcatas on Craigslist in my town, mainly to compares sizes for Pepe's age, since I don't know any other owners, and perhaps to get some supplies... and I found this little girl for sale the same age as my little Pepé. I went and looked at her, and she did NOT look good...
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    my G/F got a cat, so that means I had to build a Topper for my enclosure. [PIC]

    I just went down to Lowes and grabbed 20 feet of 1 1/2" x 3/4" soft wood, like pine (NO BIRCH! I made that mistake, and it was expensive) and a roll of generic metal mesh, and 2 sets of small hobby hinges. Total bill at the register was under $20. A quick sketch of how I wanted it to...
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    Can I house (2) 4-month old Sulcatas together?

    Hey TFO people, I'm thinking about getting this 4 month old Sulcata that is very small, and housing him with my 5 month old Sulcata in a large enclosure. Would they be OK together for a while? I've heard that they aren't supposed to be in groups when they are older, but that's the extent of...
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    3 1/2 month old Pepé, growing like a weed now

    Just wanted to pop in and share some updated photos with you all. My little guy is 3 1/2 months old in the pictures, and he is growing about 2 grams a day now. His shell looks smooth, and getting high peaked now, so I'm really excited to see him take off in his growth. He's 120 grams as he sits...
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    A mighty steed Halloween Costume

    Which one of you is behind this?!?! hahaha [hr] Apparently it's from the Minnesota Renaissance Faire. The MN Herpetological Society always walks the turtles around and dress them up to get donations. They actually get pretty creative with them too. Video below http://youtu.be/XCzv6CSSKQw
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    Pépe at 8 week, plus his first prickly pear!

    My baby Sulcata is 8 weeks old tomorrow, so I decided to snap some pictures when I got home from work today, and he was eating. He is 73 grams now, and the leaves in the picture are mostly Mulberry leaves. Also, I found a local spot that wild Opuntia cacti crow, and there are...
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    An AMAZING story shared with me about a drowned Sulcata

    I posted a picture of my hatchling Sulcata the day that I got him, on a website called Reddit, and a huge comment thread started with 600+ comments, once of which was the story below... All of you turtle and tortoise people please tell me your opinion on this, if you've ever heard of such a...
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    Moss Turtle

    I found this on a website that I frequent, called Reddit. http://i.imgur.com/NHwcP.jpg What do you guys think about this?
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    2 month old hatchling, and I still haven't seen him drink once.

    Hello TFO people! I was hoping some experience breeders or owners could help me to understand about the drinking habits of hatchling Sulcatas a little better... Pépe is just about 2 months old now, and I still haven't seen him take a single drink of water. He will sit in his water dish...
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    Pépe's new indoor home. Got a few questions...

    Hey all! I just got my baby Sully, Pépe, a new indoor home, which is at least twice as big as his old one, and hopefully much bette for him. After I realize how cheap it really was, I am kicking myself for not doing it earlier. It's a shallow cement mixing tub, substrate is Coconut fiber...
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    Opuntia catctus is good for my Sully, but is Asparagus OK?

    I picked up some cactus for Pépe, and noticed that is has a similar consistancy to Asparagus stocks. I eat it a lot, and always have a bunch of stumps leftover that I just toss out. If it's healthy for me, I imagine it's healthy for my 2 month old hatchling Sulcata. It seems fibrous, deep green...
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    Update for Pépe 6 weeks old, does everything look OK to you guys?

    Hello Tortoise junkies, I just wanted to post an update on my baby sully, Pépe. He's just over 6 weeks old now, and is growing quickly, and looks to be healthy to my amateur eyes, I was hoping that YOU, the experts, and experience tortoise handlers could tell me if all looks well. Here's my...
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    Sulcata hatchling. Looking for healthy food recommendations... easily attainable ones

    Hello Tortoise enthusiasts! I have been feeding my hatchling Sulcata a spring mix salad available at all grocery stores along with Mulberry Tree Leaves (which he loves) My problem is that looking at recommended food sheets they all say to vary their diets as much as possible and give a huge list...
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    Please tell me if this enclosure is adequate

    Pépe is my first tortoise that I've raised from a hatchling, and I'm having kind of a hard time getting the ideal enclosure setup. I initially had him on all Alfalfa Pellets shown below... Then after reading a great write up on here, switched to Coconut fiber (I think that's what it's...
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    New member, and new owner. From Nor-Cal

    Hello everyone, My name is Pete, and I have a 4 week old Sulcata. This is my first time raising a tortoise from a hatchling, so My main goal here on the forum is to learn as much as possible about keeping my new Tortoise, Pépe healthy, happy, and getting him to grow up as strong and healthy as...
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