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  1. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    The first Chip picture is from 2020 and he had grown since then so the new size would be the current size.
  2. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    Yes! Well, we are 99% sure it's him. His shell has the same exact markings, just lighter (more yellow and some yellow lines filled in to form a solid) maybe from being out in the sun (he was gone 10 months but that includes winter). He's the same size just a hair bigger as expected, has the same...
  3. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    And his stool sample came back negative. I'll bring him back for another check up soon just to be sure.
  4. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    So interesting that your experience supports my theory. How do you know your boy was wild caught? Same- Chip would rather walk than pick something up from the floor while our other is like a vacuum- I need it to be perfectly clean for him. I feel badly for Chip because he wants to be free (and...
  5. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    So, I'm convinced that Chip was a wild caught tortoise (insert mad face). We got him from a super sketchy "breeder"(Tortoise Town) that fooled me and I've learned a lot since about them. We bought a box turtle hatchling and they sent a super sick adult Eastern Hermann's (Chip). We nursed him...
  6. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    Took Chip to the vet for de-worming bc he was out in the wild for a bit (as far as we know). She did it to be safe but said he looks great!
  7. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    Thank you! It so crazy to have him back after almost 10 months and we don't know what happened on his travels, but he is getting lots of soaks and good food and seems happy to be back!
  8. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    We are so excited! He seems happy and content to be home!
  9. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    Yay! I would have given up my search (since I was starting to feel a bit obsessive) if it wasn't for people in this group saying not to give up hope. 9.5 months!
  10. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    Thank you! I think I responded to this but not sure where the comment went. I feel confident that this one is either dumped (a rescue) or ours since the person who originally founded posted in her neighbor groups and on Facebook and he has been spotted several times (finally picked up!), then I...
  11. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    I was thinking that too. I'm going to bring him to the vet for a check up and microchip. You are right now that we know his escape artist ways we will be insanely careful!
  12. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    Thank you for the support especially during that awful time it really helped!
  13. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    I have tirelessly posted everywhere possible, put flyers out, etc. The Facebook community group is what did it. Someone the first time in this neighborhood posted that she spotted him (no one responded) and someone saw the post and sent it to me. She hadn't picked him up, so he was still out...
  14. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    We found him! Never gave up hope and he is home, our kids are so happy!
  15. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    That is good to hear! He has all the same mannerisms as him, we are pretty convinced. Wish he could talk and tell us his story-- how he got 8 miles away!
  16. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    In the area where he was found no one is missing him. I know because he was spotted there, but not picked up the first time, so I put flyers in all mailboxes, local business, on the Facebook and all online groups, etc. I've checked all the lost pet forums daily and no one has posted. Today 2...
  17. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    WE GOT CHOP BACK! Well, we think it's him...We are keeping him either way! The left side is Chip in 2021 (he was a rescue, we were not responsible for the pyramiding). The right is the one we now have. It looks like some of the yellow lines filled in and he has a bit more yellow, and has grown...
  18. Chip's mom

    Tortoise walked away outside-- any ideas to attract him back?

    Thank you! We will keep searching! Fortunately we have our Greek and Russian tortoises to enjoy!
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