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Discussion in 'Asian brown/black and Impressed tortoises' started by Morcomshane, Oct 9, 2018.

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  1. Morcomshane

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    So, I'm pretty sure my wife is gonna kill me. I recently purchased a brown mountain tortoise but maybe she will understand when she sees em.
    So my question is aimed at the local Pennsylvania residents.
    If I make it to the winter time, could I see some indoor mountain tortoise enclosures.
    Hell be outside for summer and such. Just looking for some inspiration
    Thanks
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    I would love to see pics of the tortoise please.. I do t believe I’ve ever seen a mountain tortoise???
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    This is what it looks like. I haven't recieved it yet, delivery set for tomorrow, I'll upload pics then.

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    Are you getting a baby? If so he really will do better in a closed chamber enclosure inside for the first year or to with short trips outside on nice days. Excited to see a picture of your new tortoise!!!
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    What a cool looking little dude... Can’t wait to see your actual pics!
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    Congratulations on your new Mee, Need to know size of your new guy to help you.

    I live in NE Ohio and have had my Mee's for 10 years, all the way from 1 and 2 year olds to egg producing adults. You have to be dedicated in order to make it work. Their winter quarters takes up one full half of my basement.
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    I'm so jealousI really can't wait to see your pics and its enclosure!
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    Well it finally arrived. My wife didnt kill me and I am definitely happy with the little one.
    I just worked 16 hours so I got a quick shot and will get more tomorrow. .

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    Snapped a few more before work today. 20181011_110352.jpeg 20181011_110357.jpeg

    Just curious If I need lights. Found conflicting info online about this specific tort
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    He is adorable... I can’t offer you any advise on the mountain tortoises though.. I have Sulcatas... I bet your Wife loves him already:) Out of all my pets, I think my husband loves the torts the most... and he doesn’t like any of them
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    Better pics tonight
    Holy smokes I love it already. I'm kinda nervous it still has the egg tooth.
    Really hoping he does well. I say he but have no idea yet. 20181012_005812.jpeg 20181012_005807.jpeg
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    Congrats on your little Mee!! Looks so very cute... How old is he? I can see the egg tooth indeed.
    Hope you keep posting updates and pictures. Would love to follow his growth. Or her growth, haha... enjoy!!

    Edit: I see no growth lines yet, so really still a baby.
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    Oh yes, sorry didnt see this
    Yes definitely a baby. Idk exact hatch date.
    Still doing good. Eats like a champ.
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    Good uvb lighting is important
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    Eating just about everything I put in there




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    Gorgeous!

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    Thank you. I'm very much looking forward to the growth and day to day with this little one which we named Dobby.
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    watch when outside they can climb
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    We've got tons of predators here too so it might have some type of top anyways
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