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  1. Flora Belle's keeper

    This guy popped up at our farm!

    Hooray, Good for you! Thought they could have been close by.
  2. Flora Belle's keeper

    This guy popped up at our farm!

    Thanks. I have a well insulated tortoise house and keep her out for summer and early fall but nothing i can securely close her up in. It has a door opening and i thought about adding a swing doggie door style door to it for later fall but i am not sure that wouldn’t crate a draft. No shed as of...
  3. Flora Belle's keeper

    This guy popped up at our farm!

    Hi Wellington. I agree AZ. is much different from my GA. location. However, i have not had success in housing my large adult Sulcata outdoors during the winter months. Hopefully, i am the only one. Mine has had 2 illnesses with an upper respiratory infection after attempts to house her outside...
  4. Flora Belle's keeper

    This guy popped up at our farm!

    The website I referred to above is petfinder.com. You can post a pic and the city, state where found there.
  5. Flora Belle's keeper

    This guy popped up at our farm!

    Agreed it’s a Sulcata. They are certainly strong enough to get out of fences. Post him on face book if u have an account or Pet finders online. Let your local animal control know. You could take them a flyer with a pic as well as one to all the local vets. He/She is probably at least 8-10 years...
  6. Flora Belle's keeper

    How Much Sex is too Much?

    Sorry, the above response was more for the first page I read but i missed the second. I have also seen the leg locked position for mating. Leave alone and all will be fine. I agree with nandusnandus.
  7. Flora Belle's keeper

    How Much Sex is too Much?

    Hi! I do not have nearly the experience as Mark1 above with box turtles! However, I do remember a time many years ago when i put a wild box turtle with my then female pet box turtle together in a large outdoor pen, both were eastern boxies. Within minutes the male climbed my female and to my...
  8. Flora Belle's keeper

    Tortoise seems unwell

    Just checking in, how’s your tortie? Kelly
  9. Flora Belle's keeper

    CRITICAL REDFOOT RESCUE...

    Hope gives me hope! How cool, so glad he’s doing better!!!
  10. Flora Belle's keeper

    Jack @ Trinas first Sulcata Tortoise

    Love the name! Hooray! Skittles is on the way to becoming Huge! So Happy he/she is doing well! Can’t wait to see updated photos soon of your healthy gorgeous tort!!! Congrats! Thanks for keeping us posted. Kelly
  11. Flora Belle's keeper

    Omg this poor tort

    Agreed. Not pretty.
  12. Flora Belle's keeper

    Omg this poor tort

    Typo above. I meant: could look worse Than it actually is.
  13. Flora Belle's keeper

    Omg this poor tort

    Unfortunately for the tortoise, if a parasite, it could look much worse that it actually is.
  14. Flora Belle's keeper

    Omg this poor tort

    Hate to say it, but probably not likely. I have seen horrific things happen where pet stores are concerned. The animals are often just considered inventory and a “write off” taken.
  15. Flora Belle's keeper

    Omg this poor tort

    Looks terrible. Looks like it could possibly be an external parasite maybe a bot fly under the skin?https://m.petmd.com/reptile/conditions/skin/c_rp_external_parasites Just a thought...sometimes pet stores will release an injured animal that they feel will die or even sell it for less money to...
  16. Flora Belle's keeper

    Omg this poor tort

    Poor baby...needs help asap!
  17. Flora Belle's keeper

    Want to ask. (beak problem)

    I would not try a topical medication without direction from a vet. It doesn't look like an open wound and there would be a risk of medication ingestion with it being so close to the mouth. See above post. Please continue to keep is posted with photos. We care about how this works out for you!
  18. Flora Belle's keeper

    Want to ask. (beak problem)

    I agree with Yvonne G. It looks from your photos (anyway), that what ever injury it was/is, it could be healing. But we can only tell so much from photos. Continue to monitor eating. If not eating enough find a vet! If it changes size...continues to swell, emits puss or blood, or it doesn’t emit...
  19. Flora Belle's keeper

    My sulcata

    Also for frame of reference, in the first tracing she easily fit in the palm of my hand. The tracing looks slightly larger than she was as i was going around the outside of shell with a pen. Pay attention the weight. I didn’t know to use a gram scale then but my vet confirmed the weight. The...
  20. Flora Belle's keeper

    My sulcata

    These were my tracings of the growth on mine. The first is the day i brought her home at approx. 3 ish 4 months??? The second is around the beginning of supposed month seven. I did have her checked by 2 vets during this period and her poop checked for worms. Sulcatas do however sometimes grow at...
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