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    Redfoots outside

    Was outside with the group and snagged some pictures. @allegraf the mothers are in parentheses. Mandarin (Oren) Coagi (?) Mimosa (Rambutan @cdmay - I recall you had stock in this tortoise) Rafiki (Lemon Head)
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    Outside with the crew (4)

    Not on here enough...
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    Redfoot care sheet via Northeast North America

    @cdmay @Madkins007 @CharlieM @allegraf @kathyth @Yvonne G @Redfoot NERD @Will @Tom @Markw84 @TechnoCheese All, Please find and critique this draft care sheet. I have included a handful of people at the top that I recall conversing with fairly regularly on TFO prior to my previous hiatus or...
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    Busted Herpstat 4, Incredible Customer Service

    So we recently moved and I just completed my tortoise enclosure for my 4 redfoots. My wife accidentally plugged the vacuum cleaner into one of the power supplies that was operating the CHE's of my Herpstat 4 and wreaked that output. I contacted Spyder Robotics...
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    Temporary moving enclosure

    I use these for moving, thought I would share. As you can see they are unacceptable for long term use based on the size. They do allow us to move and take down the current enclosure.
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    Then and now (hatchling to subadult pics)

    They've changed noticeably as they grew from hatchlings: Coagi: Rafiki: Mandarin: Mimosa: I see some remarkable changes, but they're my tortoises so it's easy for me to see any nuance.
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    Herpstat 4 (Spyder Robotics)

    Caring for redfoots in the northeast means I have to keep them indoors 4-6 months a year. Setting up high humidity, sunrise/sunset, and good ambient temperatures for 4 tortoises has always been a challenge - even with a closed chamber enclosure. Roughly 5 years ago, I invested in a Herpstat 4...
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    More Fall photos

    It’s still unseasonably warm in NY so we’re outside enjoying it! My tortoises love the leaves, each year I pile them into the enclosure for enrichment. Keeping them inside during cold weather means I’m constantly battling shell rot. While cleaning Rafiki up today I noticed how colorful she...
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    Autumn outside in NY

    We’ve had some unseasonably warm weather here. They may look a little dry because... it’s autumn! You’ll notice a couple are bumpier, I couldn’t tell you why. They’re all in the same conditions...
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    Peruvian ground cherry as food

    I'm planning to give my group some Peruvian ground cherry/cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana) soon. Didn't know if anyone else had tried this or if there were any concerns?
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    Permanent structure unnecessary for long outdoor time

    I rent, so investing in permanent landscaping is not attractive or possible for me. Instead I've been using portable pet fencing; works great! Mandarin Mimosa Coagi Rafiki I'll spruce it up this weekend. For now this allows me to come home from work and put the tortoises out for...
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    Happy spring!

    First time outside this year with the group, excited to share some pictures! @CharlieM
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    Last warm day in Oct.

    Here's my 12 month old son and Coagi enjoying the last warm day in October. Yes, we kept the hand sanitizer close by...
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    A healthy dose of humility

    A couple weeks back we had a heated post on the Redfoot forum and I was pretty callous with my response, though I do not regret it. Despite the utility of stating my profession in my response, I'm slightly embarrassed I did so. It felt high-horse and arrogant. I think humility is a wonderful...
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    Male like behavior from one of my torts

    We were outside today and Coagi was dogging my other two large tortoises (Rafiki is a confirmed egg layer, Mimosa displays very female-like characteristics). Coagi repeatedly would follow the other tort, sniff their rear intently, then come around to their face and bob his(?) head. The...
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    Carolina Pet Supply

    I ordered a bunch of seeds and cactus pads from Carolina Pet Supply on June 05. The seeds were promptly delivered however the cactus pads (back ordered) have been a different story. I have called on four separate occasions spanning the three month wait for a 1lb box of cactus pads. The first...
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    Muggy day in NY

    Mimosa Coagi Mandarin Rafiki
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    July redfoots

    Hamming it up around the yard!
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    Catalpa flowers

    Anyone have experience feeding these to their torts?
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    First clutch of eggs!

    First clutch ever! I suspect Rafiki laid the remainder of her eggs, found these 6 in their hide today. This is roughly 3 weeks after she or one of my other three laid a single egg. No mature males in my group, I think they're all female bit mandarin is still too small to tell.