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  1. sammi

    Looking to remhome male Russian tortoise (southern california)

    Hello! I have had Ernie for about 10 years now. The vet estimates he was between 3-5 when I first got him, so he would be about 13-15 years old. Unfortunately my husband is military and we have to move to a place that does not allow exotics, and Ernie cannot come with us. I am in Southern...
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    Forgive me if I've missed something, but did the TFO photo contest replace the calendar contest for this year?
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    Living with worms?

    I seem to recall last year when I went to the vet, (back when Ernie had worms for the first time) that he could have contracted them a number of ways, including by bringing them in from the outside, or from eating his own feces. Then I also remember her telling me that it was nothing big to...
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    So thinking back to when I bought my TNT, it's been about a year now, and I remember reading (either on or on the product sheet it shipped with) that TNT supposedly expires in 1 year. Now I have kept it in a dark, cool, closet, and have quite a bit leftover, I would guess...
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    Plastic Huts?

    I'm wondering if anyone has these, or if they even exist? For cleanliness sakes, and because the wooden ones get moldy.. On a side note, I know I could find some tupperware containers, and turn them upsidedown and cut holes in the sides, but climbing up and over the round huts is one of...
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    Is Ernie allowed to have strawberries? He's a Russian tort, by the way. Picked myself some up at the farmers market and am wondering if I can share them with my little buddy =]
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    Pumpkin seeds

    How do YOU chop them up? Simply with a knife like dicing veggies? Or in a blender? Ernie isn't a baby or it even necessary that I chop them for him?
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    Stairway to Heaven?

    Safe or not? I apologize if this one's been asked before, but I can't seem to find anything about it when I search for it. Thanks!
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    I have read in articles how MVBs begin to deteriorate after 6 months of use, and are recommended to be replaced about every 6 months. My question is, how often do YOU replace your MVB?
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    Hello everyone =] It's been a while since I've been around, but things are well! Life is busy as usual, hopefully I can pop in here more often. Anyways, I bought a Gloxinia the other day from the market, and was wondering if any part of it is edible for Ernie? As a reminder, Ernie is a...
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    Our New Store

    I like the idea of our new store with shirt, mousepads, mugs, etc, but I think I'd feel more inclined to buy stuff if the design was a bit more complex. It's just a tad too simple for me...
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    Congrats DeanS!

    But which picture was his?
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    So I know Josh already announced this long ago..

    ...When he mentioned he was working on Photo Galleries for us.. but I just discovered them today! Ah! I was in heaven with all those pictures! I just got so excited I needed to tell you all that. Thanks everyone for their wonderful pictures =]
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    For those of you that have seen the movie "Stepbrothers"...

    I made homemade fries and fancy sauce today. I've seen the movie a million times but never tried fancy sauce. OMG I love it =] If you havn't tried it, you need to. Just mix equal parts of mayo and ketchup. YUM! :P's simple pleasures =]
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    Question about Business Liceneses

    I was looking over street fair applications, seller's permits, and business licenses, and came across the application for a California business license. It stated that anyone who holds a business in the state of California, including home-based businesses, must have a business license. Now, does...
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    Yellow urates?

    So today Ernie had a bath, and he went to the bathroom as normal. I did notice though, his urates were yellowish, similar to the color of human pee. Is this because of the dandelions he's been eating a lot of lately? Link to my last thread that tells the first part of Ernie's protest...
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    Ernie is protesting?

    I don't know what to make of this. Yesterday and the day before, Ernie wouldn't eat. So far he won't eat today either. I can't count how many times I places him in front of his food, only for him to run the other direction. -His eyes are bright, wide open, and not swollen. -His breathing is...
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    Arugala safe for Ernie?

    Saw some at the farmer's market today and picked some up for myself because I really enjoy it. But can I mix it in with Ernie's salad too? Thanks~! =]
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    I think I found a bit of shell rot on Ernie..

    But I'm not sure. On the bottom of his plaston, his shell started to flake off a bit [only a couple millimeters across] and underneath it is slightly soft..Is this shell rot? If so, what can I do? I've read past posts about betadine and novalen, or something like that, but I don't know where to...
  20. sammi

    I'm a little late on this but..

    I finally got my calendar =] I was one of the "last call" people, and after hearing such great things about it, I had to order one. Everyone looks so good on it! Another late congrats to all the lovely torts in the calendar =]