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Bringing home a yellowfoot possibly today

Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by stojanovski92113, Apr 3, 2015.

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  1. stojanovski92113

    stojanovski92113 Well-Known Member Tortoise Club

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    I came across an add about a lady stating she has a 4 yr old yellowfoot. So I'm taking a drive to see this tortoise in person. I asked her to send me a pic of the tortoise-crappiest picture ever!!! It was so blurry. Anyways, I think it's a redfoot and we will see. I'm meeting her in about 3 hours. I hope it's not a scam, I'm going alone :eek:. So we will see if I have a yellowfoot at last :p.
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    Jacqui Wanna be raiser of Lemon Drop tortoises Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    Oh I am so jealous! *fingers crossed* Keep us posted and be safe. Your family or friend knows where your going and other details just in case right?
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    stojanovski92113 Well-Known Member Tortoise Club

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    Well my husband thinks I'm going with a friend, that friend was going to go with me but the time frame got changed. She can't go now :-( but I'm going to call the lady in just a bit. I'll be ok!! I've just never met up with a stranger before for getting things. So I have the Craigslist killer in my head lol! I'll be sure to keep Ya updated. I'm really having a feeling it's a redfoot. But it's about a 45 min drive. So if it's a yellowfoot I'll be so happy and it was worth it. I can't wait to post pics if it really is a yellow!! Many people think they have a yellow but it's a redfoot. I'll let you know soon :) I've yet to see a yellow in person!! It might be a real good Friday afterall!
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    good luck as Jacqui said make sure to tell people where your going.

    but i'm sure you'll be fine, if it makes you feel any better im on a 4 hour greyhound trip by myself to Eugene Oregon right now lol
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    stojanovski92113 Well-Known Member Tortoise Club

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    Thanks & Yup that makes me feel much better :) I'm gonna tell 2 people, better be safe than sorry!!
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    stojanovski92113 Well-Known Member Tortoise Club

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    Just got off the phone with the lady. She stated she special ordered this tortoise years ago. So I'm very anxious to see this tortoise. I thought she said she's 4 yrs old but apparently almost 6 yrs old. So she's had this tortoise since a hatchling & it's getting too big. I can't wait to post pics. It may be true a yellowfoot at last:)
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    Good luck! Fingers crossed here!:)
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    Thank you!! I do have a friend coming with me so I feel better!!!!
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    Good move. :)
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    Patiently waiting here (arms crossed tapping foot on the ground)
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    Ok... First off I'm not sure if she's a yellowfoot. She looks for sure a redfoot. It turned into a rescue mission! This tortoise is in horrendous shape, dry, foil pieces in her home. The place stunk so bad. Here she is
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    I couldn't leaver her image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
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    I'm glad you got her. She needs a much better living situation that's for sure. I have no idea if she has a yellow foot, but it doesn't matter. I couldn't have left her there either.
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    That's a Redfoot and in not as bad condition as I thought after reading your first post. It's hard to tell but that pic makes the shell look concave like a male. Good save, it needed a better home for sure.
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    Yeah I'm disappointed it's not a yellowfoot but very happy she's not in that condition any longer. I'm going to take good care of her!!! The smell on her is absolutely disgusting
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    Sounds like a nice long soak is in order, and maybe a little scrubbing :)
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    Clean her up an post some more pics please ;)
    I'm jealous you got a new tort!
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    I sure will...:)
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    Great save!!! He is going to be living the life now!!
    I'm so glad you had a friend!
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    Thank you. He's a very active tortoise. I will post pictures later!!!
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