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  1. innocent

    Brumation inspection

    I never saw this reply for some reason. This looks like a great build , I will consider doing something similar. I will love the convenience of simply opening a hatch as opposed to digging out the burrow entrance and laying in the dirt while shining a flashlight as I use a temp gun weekly to...
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    Someone painted a wild tortoise

    It was never mentioned in the article but I was thinking the unnatural colors would be very bad for camouflage. I am not really sure but I have my doubts painting a tortoise once with paint is gonna cause much harm. It is cruel and stupid and I am not saying it's OK in any way but ruining the...
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    Someone painted a wild tortoise

    https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/no-words-florida-gopher-tortoise-found-with-airbrush-painted-shell
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    Tortoise signs

    Really surprising to hear about the effort to steal tortoises though that's kinda crazy.
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    Tortoise signs

    Haha just kidding. I guess in many circumstances signs may be advertising to thieves but my home is sit over a thousand feet from the road so the only people that see them are friendlies.
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    Tortoise signs

    But I am afraid if I don't post the warning and someone is attacked I may be held liable for injuries.
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    Tortoise signs

    Tammy I just checked and both signs are still hanging on my property. I am the only one that has them.
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    Tortoise signs

    My family gave me these signs for Cristmas. I guess they noticed all the work and energy I have been giving my torts.
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    Brumation inspection

    I love the idea of hatches for easy removal. The biggest con of the existing burrows is the inability to easily access the torts for whatever unforseen reason. I guess the big negative to brumating underground is it may get to cold? I am kinda scared of the burrows warming up with a heat snap is...
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    Brumation inspection

    I thought I would share about me checking on the Desert Tortoises I am caretaker of. Since joining this forum recently and reading and following the info going on here I have learned it is usually not best practises to allow tortoises to brumate outside. I had fairly recently built two...
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    Box Turtle Rescues

    I would love to see some pics of them.
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    BULBS KEEP BLOWING

    Timer switches are much better now then they used to be, simple switches are not as good as they used to be. I have had past problems with incandescent bulbs burning out super fast from switch arc. Ceramic, fluorescent and led would not be susceptible to this but it could be the reason filament...
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    Tortoise Names?

    Sheldimir Scutin
  14. innocent

    Sea turtles the size of an elephant

    https://www.courthousenews.com/fossil-of-giant-sea-turtle-discovered-in-europe/
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    DT brumation help

    What trail cam do you use and how does it work? I am interested because the Desert Tortoises I am in care of brumate in burrows I made out doors.
  16. innocent

    DT brumation help

    I hope a experienced keeper answers this question soon. In the mean time what is the tortoises name? Do you have any pics of it or the burrow? Welcome to this forum it is full of great info.
  17. innocent

    How many Prickly Pear plants should I grow?

    Good advice, thank you this could be a problem haha. I have tried feeding Prickly Pear and they eat it. The two Desert Tortoises I have I don't think ever turned anything down that I put on their feeding rocks. I also keep some fresh Timothy Hay laying in a pile (not the best grass but my...
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    How many Prickly Pear plants should I grow?

    I was looking at some old cactus threads and see I can torch off the spines. This is way easier then I was thinking. I also know that Desert Torts eat spines in the wild so am not worried about a few getting in there. I will PM my phone # to you Tom. I would love to try and grow a couple...
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    How many Prickly Pear plants should I grow?

    Wow two plants is enough for you? I guess individual plants can get huge. If I trim many plants often maybe they will Stay smaller? How funny mowing a cactus down to have it spawn into a thousand haha
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    How many Prickly Pear plants should I grow?

    My neighbor let me take any amount I want because their whole backyard has it. They only have the one type though. I was thinking this isn't the best time to plant but they are free and I want them in the ground now ready for spring. I am not in a big hurry but I just want to harvest healthy...
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