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  1. MenagerieGrl

    Adopt a Sonoran Desert Tortoise in 2022

    Hello Friends, I just heard of an opportunity for Arizona Folks. Not sure if you heard, but folks in Arizona can adopt a Sonoran Desert Tortoise through Arizona Game & Fish. Here's an Article regarding the Adoptions . . . https://www.azgfd.com/200-captive-desert-tortoises-need-forever-homes/...
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    Box Turtle Identification

    Hello Friends, I'm usually in the Tort side Of things. I have had a Box Turtle for some years a few years back I took it to the Vivarium In Berkeley Ca, USA and they thought it was a "Gulf Coast Box turtle" I would like to know for sure (or the Best Guess of experts) by more folks than the two...
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    Been a Year. . . .

    Hi, Folks, just realized it's been a year since I arrived here, and a year since my Gigantor, Buddy passed away. (A Hermans) It's always hard, the anniversary's of the passing of one of my kids. I came here looking for answers before he passed, it did help. And over the past year, I have learned...
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    California Votes to protect Leatherbacks

    California Department of Fish & Wildlife has chosen to Protect Leatherback Sea Turtles by putting it on the States Endangered species List. ? Yay! https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-10-15/california-endangered-species-leatherback-sea-turtles...
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    Missing & Lost Tort's

    So, I'm a "Lead" for our neighborhood ON NextDoor. Some one a few neighborhoods over found a 5 to 6" Sulcata. Over the last year or two, there have been 3 Lost tort's in the area, I try to help the folks out as best I can. I actually remember someone losing a Tort in the general vicinity that...
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    Type of Tort

    So, a friend gave me a tort last week, and I'm having a hard time getting it to eat... I asking for some help identifying this species...? And is it a female? I think it's fairly rare. . .
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    Missing Tort In Placerville Ca.

    Just saw on the KPIX Channel 5 News in San Francisco Bay area, A missing tort . . HE'S A BIG TORT, too Here's a link to a station closer to the area..100#, 11 year old .Celest is out wandering.... https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/05/14/placerville-familys-plea-to-find-missing-tortoise/
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    S. Padre Island, yet again saving Sea Turtles

    Volunteers In Texas Are Saving Thousands Of Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles From The Storm February 17, 20214:35 PM ET Volunteers in coastal Texas have rescued thousands of sea turtles from frigid waters and shores during the historic winter storm and are working creatively to house them as...
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    Re: Sonoran Desert Tortoises

    An icon of the desert needs your help. South and east of the Colorado River, in Arizona and Mexico, desert tortoises have roamed for millennia over the sage-green, saguaro-studded hillsides of the Sonoran Desert. Now, under threat from habitat loss, unnatural wildfires, drought and climate...
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    I can't stop Laughing...

    Not sure if you have seen this ad, but it's crackin me up (get it...crackin me up...pistachio's) https://abancommercials.com/wonderful-pistachios/the-turtle-attack-ad-commercial/91448/
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    Hermann's Just passed.

    I had inherited a Hermann's Tort (Eastern Hermann's)(He/she was found on a Freeway Off ramp) I've had her/him for bout 8 years. Last year, /AUGUST he/she stopped eating. took her/him to Berkeley Dog and Cat Hospital. Only local Hospital that took care of exotics. Xrays were inconclusive. They...
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