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  1. MPappagallo

    Hello from a new tortoise keeper in the UK (Oxfordshire)

    Welcome to the forum, and congrats on your new shell baby!
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    Hi, from Shell-E and her human in South East Texas

    Welcome to the forum! Shell-E is a cutie!
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    Just starting to research tortoises

    Welcome to the forum! There is a ton of great info here that will help you learn everything you need to know about tortoises. Be sure to check the tabs at the top for species info, housing and feeding info, etc. If you are looking for a great tortoise that won't get too large to be kept in an...
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    Thank you and hello from Maryland

    Welcome to the forum! Baby sullys are the cutest thing ever, and they are really sociable as well. You will love watching her grow!
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    I’m old and slow, much like a tortoise.

    Hahahah! I can relate to the old and slow thing. That's why I get along with the tortoises so well! LOL Welcome to the forum!
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    Comment by 'MPappagallo' in media 'Possible enclosure?'

    @LaSunshine I'm no expert, but I have always thought that a display case would be a great option for a tortoise enclosure while the tortoise was small. Just make sure the flooring is waterproof....put vinyl floor or somethign in to line it...and make sure you keep the humidity and temps right...
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    Hello from Canada

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Hello from California

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Hello all!!

    Welcome to the forum! Check out the species tab at the top of the page for lots of great info about sullys! Be sure to post some pics of your new shell baby! We love seeing everyone's torties!
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    New member from dallas, tx

    Welcome to the forum! What a cute little baby! I am sure your kids will love it! Be sure to check out the species tab at the top of the page for lots of great info about redfoots. Best of luck to you!
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    the new "what do you look like" thread

    This is me...wearing make-up for a change! LOL
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    Hello from so cal

    Welcome to the forum! Your leopard is a real cutie! Check the species tab at the top of the page for lots of great info about their care and housing needs! Enjoy!
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    Hello from SW-FL

    Welcome to the forum! Redfoots are a great choice for your area! They have great personalities and are very sociable. Best of luck to you!
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    Tortoise hatchling budging his arms and feet?

    Yes....they do that when they are breathign normally.....Usually it is both front legs....Nothign to worry about at all! :)
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    Hello from Colorado

    Welcome to the forum! Russians are great torties...very sturdy and lots of personality! Enjoy!
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    Hello from pa

    If you can get one from a breeder or reptile show, you are usually better off. if you don't have that option in your area, check out the breeder list on this forum for some safe options. Russians are a great type of tortoise to start with! They are sturdy and personable, and they stay small...
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    Hello from pa

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    Hello, i’m a new member from SE Asia.

    Welcome to the forum! Your tortoises are beautiful! You will find lots of great information here, and people are always willing to help with questions, etc!
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    new to tortoises

    Congrats on your new Russian! They are great little tortoises....very sturdy and full of personality. Fresh greens are great, and hibiscus leaves and flowers are an awesome treat if you have access to it. Don't hesitate to ask questions....lots of folks here are willing to help in any way we can!
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    Which species has more personality?

    You could be right! He is way more friendly than most other leopards I have been around....of course, he was raised as a single tortoise and fed by hand most of his life. He is used to being around people all the time, so that might have somethign to do with it as well. Either way, we love...