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    55lb Sulcata bleeding from tip of worn away toe.

    Just wanted to tie up this thread. Wally healed up quickly. It turns out the cut wasn't that bad, just a very vascular area apparently. I used betadine on the cut and it started looking better within a couple of days. I also modified the door so there wasn't an exposed lip for her to catch her...
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    Check out my tattoo!

    Whats funny is that I showed him a piture of a hatchling sulcata eating a strawberry and THATS what he drew. At first I wasn't a fan of the shell and quite frankly it doesn't look like a sulcata at all to me, but more like Franklin the tortoise from the old kids show. I still loved it though <3...
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    Check out my tattoo!

    I went with a stereotypical tortoise shell that one might have drawn as a child. What species do you think it is? Anyone who knows tortoises well would say "that tortoise has pyramiding!" 😂 This tattoo took about 7 hours and boy was it agonizing! Pinch yourself in the crease of your elbow. It...
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    55lb Sulcata bleeding from tip of worn away toe.

    Thanks Tom. I'll do that and keep a close eye on it. She most certainly does have concrete and rocks, but upon closer inspection I think she may have sliced/ ripped it off on this metal lip that the backyard door slides on. It's not "sharp" sharp, but she does spend alot of time scraping against...
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    55lb Sulcata bleeding from tip of worn away toe.

    Thanks Yvonne! You're the best. I'm glad to hear from you :). Anyways, it's a picture of her right foot. The bottom left side of the photo is the pad of her foot. The maroon colored spur is the outer toe nail and seems to have ripped off at the tip. She hasn't bled anymore. I think I just...
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    55lb Sulcata bleeding from tip of worn away toe.

    Hey Everybody, It has been years since I last posted on this forum. I still have Wally, my female sulcata. She weighs about 55 pounds now. Today I noticed drops of blood around the patio area where she likes to walk around and sun. It appears that she has either cut herself, torn, or worn away...
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    Alfalfa Hay

    Hey everyone, Here is wallie after several years! I like to go get a 2 stringer of alfalfa hay. Wallie can eat from the blocks I break off, but I also spend quite a bit of time separating out all the really tough straw that comes with it. She'll graze on this as well as the clover on the other...
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    Merry Christmas from Wallie!

    Hey Tortoise Forum! I haven't been on in a long time. Here is Wallie Boy! He is getting big. This was a goofy Christmas card I made with my Mother and Wallie.
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    Hard water buildup on shell

    haha. well the materials it was about 100 bucks.... but all that hand crafted precision.
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    Hard water buildup on shell

    the olive oil worked great! heres mr. wall-e. Its now to the point where i see the significant growth rate, but alas... some pyramiding :[[hr] oh! and here is his newer enclosure that i made. :cool: there is no substrate at the moment as i have just moved it into my new apartment. Its gonna be...
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    Hard water buildup on shell

    My roommate has been spraying his redfoot very frequently with normal tap water and the poor fella's shell is absolutely dulled from all the hard water buildup. he has now stopped doing that. I have tried scrubbing the buildup off, but it is really caked on there. I want to use something acidic...
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    Mr. Wallie the sulcata.

    Haven't been on the forum in quite a long time, mainly because I don't own a computer, but most importantly. Wallie is doing great! gettin to be bigger than my hand. very minimal pyramiding, but hes been in great health, rompin outside and playin with his buddy leo the redfoot from time to time...
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    First buy ?? Need help

    A redfoot is a a good start. Thats what I started with.
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    To get a sulcata or not???

    "Dutton!!! Where ya been? So glad you've saved the world from the dreaded Sulcata invasion!! Can't wait to see your new hide." heh, I've been chilling. Haven't been able to get on the computer for a while. I found a really good owner for my redfoot a while back and hes doing really well...
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    To get a sulcata or not???

    My sulcata has been in secret contact with local sulcatas. Luckily I caught their plan before they succeeded in taking over the world. Everyone should be thanking me right now, but I'll be modest. Oh! and I can't wait to post pics of the new hide I built for Wallie. Its got a plexiglass...
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    Why do you have a tortoise(s)???

    other. because I wish I could be a tortoise. I look at my tortoise as a teacher...
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    Wanted, adult red foot tortoises

    mmm, ive got one thats 1 1/2 years for sale...if the fact that you want an adult isnt too narrowing.
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    Year old Redfoot.

    Thanks, I will do. Right now I'm really looking for someone around town here who wants him because I'd rather not ship him. Even though thats how I got him. I don't like the risk. you know?
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    Year old Redfoot.

    same. Wall-e get spoiled when I took him outside during the spring to eat all the fresh green grass. Its all dead now so there is no point. I'll build him an outdoor enclosure soon enough though.
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    Year old Redfoot.

    no, he will be staying on our 6 and a half acres of land....taken care of by my parents...And they lived happily ever after.
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