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An Hour With Monstro (Photo Heavy)

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by DeanS, Aug 18, 2014.

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    Where did you get the kiddie pool ? Yours doesn't look like the ones for 5 or 10 dollars. London is going to need something bigger at least by next month his bucket sort of bowl is just small and now he can see over it and barely turn or walk in it like he used to. Now he spins in the same place.
    Thanks in advance!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    MONSTRO! Post mudbath!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    @Tom MONSTRO! is making the most of your Dad's cage ;) Two CHEs (one at either end) and a Home Depot (Homer's) Bucket full of water gives him a 85ºF 65%RH night box!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    MONSTRO! grazing in the sprinklers...homemade rain ;)
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Just walked out this evening...and found this...MONSTRO! has been at it for less than an hour! Am I going to interfere? Hell no! The direction he's digging is towards the south end of my neighbor's pool 15' away with concrete providing all the stability needed to avoid cave-ins! ;) It's almost as if he knows... DSC_0066.JPG DSC_0065.JPG DSC_0067.JPG
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I love tortoise butts, I cannot lie...:p
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    I picked it up at a lumberyard that also sells jungle gyms off Fairway in Industry...just before you hit Diamond Bar! I should think you could find one down there somewhere. They're heavy duty...not at all flimsy! And it set me back about $30 if I recall correctly! It is a Little Tykes btw....
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Of course you do! ;)
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    who needs a backhoe? ;)
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    GREAT thread to read with my morning coffee. He is just dreamy!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    After staying in ALL day yesterday...he's back at it! Love watching the dirt fly! I should point out that that section of the yard is primarily clay...so he's getting his exercise...and amending the soil for me at the same time!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Still at it! Even took time out to yawn...yes that'll show up in MEDIA...soon!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    After I put him in for the night...I took a shovel...and worked at it myself a little bit...that clay is hard and goes down a solid three feet. If he keeps at it...he's gonna put on some serious weight this summer! :)
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    Your basic Sunday morning profile!
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    He KNOWS he's a handsome beast!!!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    The Crying Tortoise!
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    MONSTRO! loves his burrow! He's spending up to six hours a day excavating and grading! I capture the quiet moments!

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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Also...some of you may recall last year I posted some shots of MONSTRO! after a nice growth spurt. I pointed out for all his great size at such a young age (he's 5 1/2 years now) that he had such tiny legs! Well, a year later things have changed. With all the digging and carrying around that huge shell, his legs are mammoth right now~ I've posted a photo from a year ago and a today shot. Maybe you don't see a lot of difference because the head to legs ratio isn't that big...but his head has grown a lot as well! You be the judge!

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    This is a happy torts ! ! ! ! !
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