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  1. maggie3fan

    Maggie3fan sometimes has thoughts...

    I have had numerous different species of tortoises...thanks to my sister I never have had a problem with getting or keeping tortoises. I have only ever paid for 1...a female Hermanni I named Queenie because she was so beautiful and elegant. Anyhow...after being involved in rescue and rehab for...
  2. maggie3fan

    Maggie's comments...

    OK...Knobby now has a complete ramp door and the temp strips...I am so proud of him...he took to the door strips as if he'd been doing it forever...just walking in and out...he's using the ramp good and I thought he was now set up for a few years... I am about half way thru finishing off his new...
  3. maggie3fan

    Knobby's new stuff...

    So Ron came today to work on Knobby's new stuff...I've been working on cutting out and back the massive blackberries for a few weeks...but today came the doggie door and ramp...this is Ron. ..this is the outside ... oh my.... so freakin exciting.... tomorrow we'll see if he can use it...then...
  4. maggie3fan

    Mice

    I really need expert opinions...be nice...I'm sensitive😊...for the first time I saw mice in Bob's tort shed. Saw them this morning when I opened the door...they ran under the sleeping box... Here is the doggie door... plz notice that the door part of the doggie door, has a burn in it...Years...
  5. maggie3fan

    Mother's Day

    I'm sure most of you will celebrate this day with your family...some will be alone...and for that I am sad...Happy Mother's Day to all...I have family...but I live with strange family... and more... And Smokey... And Smokey's cohort in crime...Simon Smokey and Simon got together in the wee...
  6. maggie3fan

    My Sulcata pens...

    Did some work today....this is before...I call them Sulcata trails... This is now...I like before better... This is going to be part of Knobby's new pen... today... but look at what I found when I moved the wood that has been stacked up against the tort shed for 15 yrs... it is open to the...
  7. maggie3fan

    New thread for old Bob pictures...

    It seems that everyone has seen this photo of Bob...he won the calendar contest in 2015 with that pix if him smiling...he died shortly before or after the contest......
  8. maggie3fan

    My Eastern...

    This early morning I went out to sit on my front porch...it has been raining for 5 days now...my porch is not covered...I noticed funny looking things on the wooden stairs...slugs! My most hated kind of yard thing, but... I have an Eastern box turtle named Ginger...she loves slugs the way that I...
  9. maggie3fan

    Knobby...

    This is what Knobby looked like when the local wild life shelter called me to come to get him. You will notice I am holding him up with one hand... almost 3 years later, this is Knobby...notice that all his new growth is smooth... He is a real easy keeper and makes grand Sulcata trails in his...
  10. maggie3fan

    My Sulcata pens...

    It has come to my attention that when I post the pictures of my pens, I always show them from the same angle and they generally look like crap...so I took some pictures yesterday that show that only the separations are haphazard...the next to the last picture shows my box turtle enclosure...
  11. maggie3fan

    Crap...look

    #Yvonne...I'm having a cow...I went out to Bob's shed this morning to do my thing and it was almost 100 degrees in there, so I decided to undo the plastic over the window and piles of Styrofoam and mouse turds poured out onto the floor...Knobby was interested in munching on that stuff so I...
  12. maggie3fan

    New Sulcata enclosure...

    I have a large tortoise shed that is divided in half for my 2 male Sulcata. When it's time for them to go outside, I open a doggie door for Big Sam, but I have to carry Knobby over 2 cinder block walls to put him in his pen...it's never been a problem...however, he is a GROWING Sulcata and now...
  13. maggie3fan

    Quarantine...

    Well, I'm on day 17 of my house arrest...and even tho I have a lot to do chore wise...who the heck wants to do chores all the time...so, to make a short story long...I have be spending some time on social media for entertainment...and oh boy...there are some NUTS out there... so in my haunting...
  14. maggie3fan

    Aggression in Box turtles...or play???

    A friend asked me if I would take a couple of pictures of my quick and easy winter box turtle indoor habitat for her...while I was taking said pix, I noticed the Eastern (Ginger) was seriously pushing and biting at a deformed 3 toed. All of my box turtles are rescues...the deformed 3-toed came...
  15. maggie3fan

    Small turtle

    I got in a small water turtle recently. I have not had aquatics for a lot of years. But I still had equipment so set him up in a big aquarium because it's still cold here. My question...he's 5"scl...and not going to get much bigger. Spring and summer my box turtles are outside with a land part...
  16. maggie3fan

    My Box turtles

    I fed them...pineapple, bananas, strawberries, grape tomatoes and mango...it's winter here so they are still inside..I put the food in for today and watched these 3...at first begging for the food...Ginger fell...and it became a shoving match in the food dish and I just thought it was funny...
  17. maggie3fan

    Holy cow...read this...

    (This is copied from a sulcata listserv in Yahoogroups) DO NOT SOAK YOUR TORTOISE DAILY! (Even I learned something new today. I stand corrected. For all those I adviced about soaking, please read further) ‼Routinely soaking sulcata tortoises is wrong and unnatural. Daily soaking should only...
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