AZ Tortoise keeper's almost-anything-goes thread

nate.mann

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i was paintballing saturday..9:00AM-4:30PM. i was soaked all the way down to my boxers. my gearbag had water all the way through it too..iphone and wallet got wet but somehow it still works (had a girl that works at the field dial my ride for me 'cause i had paint and mud all over me). it was really fun until the wind picked up and no one was hitting anybody.
 

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Aww! She's cute!
 

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I've been on a Solar nightmare from hell. More stress and sleepless nights than I can count, it's been 7 months and we're nearly through with it all. By done, I mean done, the entire system has been removed and still waiting for one more repair and legal issues to follow. I haven't checked into this forum for a long while, just due to too much stress and legal filings to go through.

I've built one new tortoise enclosure and extensively remodeled the other. Pulled out two mexican palms (using a crow bar for digging and a farm jack to pop them out of the ground the rest of the way), more rock than dirt and shovels would not work. It was awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just when I said "I'll never dig in this soil again, I'd dive into another project. What was I thinking?? Good news is, there will be no more digging in my immediate future! DT's are not awake yet, but I plan to move them to their new burrows and enclosures next week. Bad news is the wild cotton tails have devoured the sprouts of seeds (DT Wildflowers, Greens, and Dandelions). The bunnies have discovered the new sod I planted, but I now have it covered with clear visiquine (like a mini green house) to help protect it from bunny damage and get it growing stronger for another week. Of course when the torts go in the visiquine will have to go and I'll try another method of bunny proofing. I so had hoped to win the bunny battle, but looks like they are winning so far. Wasscally wabbits!
 

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Oh no :( I'm sorry Nate
 

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its okay..its my own choice. im enlisting in the military and wont be around much to care for them myself, and i dont trust my family to properly do it. my ball pythons are with a breeding project partner so we can still keep up with those plans.
 

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I was in the military and I enjoyed it, but it's hard to have pets
 

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Hopefully you can find a good home for your shelled friend :)
 

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That's fantastic news! :D
 

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If any of you come across Sulcatas looking for a home, Let me Know. I have a friend in St George UT who wants another one, He has a large yard with lots of grass and weeds, nice climate too. He has the space to house them separate so any one will do. I also have space and good luck at rehoming these fellows if any body needs help.
 

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I will keep my ears and eyes open :)
 

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Ok, I just came home and found a 4 ft western diamond rattlesnake with my trio of leopards. I have a five ft high block fence and it still managed to get in. I almost loaded my pants! So, if you live in an area were rattlers are common be safe. I use a compact mirror to check burrows before I put my hand in to check on my torts.
 

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Keep a eye on C L they sell baby's for 2 for $70.00 large ones are more . Have a great tort day


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