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Discussion in 'Leopard tortoises' started by leopardcupcake, Mar 1, 2018.

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  1. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Gorgeous tortoise, and a fantastic job! Would you mind letting us know the source of your tortoise?
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    Yes of course! He is from Backwater Reptiles :)
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  3. leopardcupcake

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    Now i'm curious, @Neal why do you ask the source of the tortoise?

    Does that have something to do with how they grow?

    I feel like this could be a good learning experience for me
  4. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I'm always looking to add to my herd, so I like to make a mental note of the sources of tortoises I see pictures of and like.

    All leopards are unique in their own way, but there are, of course, strong similarities in the appearances of siblings. If I could acquire a sibling of a particularly nice looking leopard tortoise then I would have a good chance of having a tortoise with the characteristics I like. So yes, it has a lot to do with how they grow.
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  5. Romeo Serback

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    Eder

    I don't think you'll get blasted as much as the fact that the experience folks would want to make you and me more educated on the husbandry aspect. I'm all for constructive criticism if it benefits our babies. Because if you boil it down, that's what we're here for. To become educated and to raise a healthy tortoise the right way.
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    How many watt solar glow bulb are you using?
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    125 watts :)
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  8. leopardcupcake

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    828 grams today

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  9. leopardcupcake

    leopardcupcake Member

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    Cupcake is 922 grams today!

    The weather is so nice I brought him outside for some sunshine.

    Little guy loves walking around in the grass.

    He is about a year and seven months old now.

    :<3:

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    Seems like every time someone posts photos of a leopard, I'm awed by its shell pattern. They are such beautiful animals.
    Yours is no exception. Lovely.
  11. Bee62

    Bee62 Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Cupcake is beautiful !:tort::<3:
  12. leopardcupcake

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    My little baby is 1056 grams today! I can’t believe he’s gone past the 1000 gram mark. So happy with this beautiful boy. :D
    (I don’t actually know the gender, i’ve just always got a male vibe from Cupcake) :rolleyes:

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    1237 grams today! Getting kind of difficult to hold him with one hand. :D

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    Beautiful
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    Baby boy is getting too big for his soaking container.....makes me a little teary eyed. :rolleyes:

    Here’s a picture of him from last February:

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    Here’s a picture of him today:

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    Good job raising him/her so far. Have you considered maybe trimming those pointy toe nails?
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    Not to ask a stupid question, I was wondering that about my tort her nails are growing a little long. Do you have to use a special clipper or a dog or cat one just fine?
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    Good job raising him/her so far. Have you considered maybe trimming those pointy toe nails?
    Not stupid at all. If tortoise is small enough I use big nail clippers and for my big ones I use wire cutters. Just be careful not to cut back into live part of nail. It will hurt your tortoise and bleed as well. There are special clippers made for pets though. Probably same ones used on dogs:confused:. Rough edges after trim will wear smooth very quickly.
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    What brand of coconut oil do you use?
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