COLD DARK ROOM

Lyn W

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Mice are excellent climbers, rope runners, acrobats, etc. As long as your feeder is out there, they'll find a way.
I'm sure he'll try but now he has to negotiate, a greased S hook and roof of the feeder - it may slow him down if nothing else.
It was too easy before - the feeder was right next to a branch so all he had to do was step off on that onto the
tray. It will be interesting to see if he does it. I'll set my camera trap up.
 

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Yea it's funny that every animal yawns. I actually googled it 🤣 now you have me thinking about motion activated sprinklers too. Especially in certain places. The birds and toads won't mind but the cat's will.😁Dilly won't let me pet him if my fingers are moist let alone dripping. I don't even know how he can tell but he can.🤗
I love it when Lola yawns, he always does it when he's coming out of his hide in the morning and several times more during the day especially when he's stretched out in the sun. Very cute.
 

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I love it when Lola yawns, he always does it when he's coming out of his hide in the morning and several times more during the day especially when he's stretched out in the sun. Very cute.
It is really cute. Sapphire does too. I looked it up some years ago and found out that all critters yawn. And there's a good reason for it. It opens up the airways to the lungs for a great boost of oxygen. Now every time I see someone or a critter yawn, it makes me happy.🤗
 

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I'm sure he'll try but now he has to negotiate, a greased S hook and roof of the feeder - it may slow him down if nothing else.
It was too easy before - the feeder was right next to a branch so all he had to do was step off on that onto the
tray. It will be interesting to see if he does it. I'll set my camera trap up.


 

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I just watched the news and cried my eyes out!!!
I mean.. cried like a new born baby!!!

I don’t have the guts to google it
but an Arizona man has just gotten the worst possible story about his tortoise. It is
So horrifying I can’t even stop tearing up about it. I will try to send a link to their
“Go fund me page”.
Please only donate if you feel like I do..
I am sorry I had to do this but
“The cold dark room” was the only place for such a terrible story...


 

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I just watched the news and cried my eyes out!!!
I mean.. cried like a new born baby!!!

I don’t have the guts to google it
but an Arizona man has just gotten the worst possible story about his tortoise. It is
So horrifying I can’t even stop tearing up about it. I will try to send a link to their
“Go fund me page”.
Please only donate if you feel like I do..
I am sorry I had to do this but
“The cold dark room” was the only place for such a terrible story...





 

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Lyn W

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I just watched the news and cried my eyes out!!!
I mean.. cried like a new born baby!!!

I don’t have the guts to google it
but an Arizona man has just gotten the worst possible story about his tortoise. It is
So horrifying I can’t even stop tearing up about it. I will try to send a link to their
“Go fund me page”.
Please only donate if you feel like I do..
I am sorry I had to do this but
“The cold dark room” was the only place for such a terrible story...


That is so awful and upsetting, the theft would be bad enough but to then cause her such injuries is despicable. I hope they catch the [email protected]@rds!:mad:
 

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Good morning all. it's a grey day here with drizzle so very humid.
I've was out and about early today picking up Lola's delivery of Readigrass from a pet store and now I'm going to have a book cull. I have so many I could set up my own library.
Hope you all have a good Thursday.
TTFN
 

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I finally won the escape fights with this little Redfoot tortoise. I don't know why I didn't think of it before. Right up against my house is a small 'quarantine' pen with a solid wood 4 ft fence around 3 sides and my house makes the 4th side. All are too tall for escape, but the best part is this...when I set him down in that pen, he immediately started grazing on the bird seed that's growing there. That made me pretty happy. He was in that pen all day and he basked and grazed and napped, but HE DIDN'T EVEN TRY TO ESCAPE!!! I'd show photos but my batteries finally died and won't charge at all. I need rechargeable batteries but am short of money this month. So no photos this month...sorry.
 

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I finally won the escape fights with this little Redfoot tortoise. I don't know why I didn't think of it before. Right up against my house is a small 'quarantine' pen with a solid wood 4 ft fence around 3 sides and my house makes the 4th side. All are too tall for escape, but the best part is this...when I set him down in that pen, he immediately started grazing on the bird seed that's growing there. That made me pretty happy. He was in that pen all day and he basked and grazed and napped, but HE DIDN'T EVEN TRY TO ESCAPE!!! I'd show photos but my batteries finally died and won't charge at all. I need rechargeable batteries but am short of money this month. So no photos this month...sorry.

Good morning everyone!
Maggie, I am glad your new little one stopped being a brat.
I wonder what changed?
The fact he couldn’t see out maybe?
Maybe the smell of weeds made him wacky?
Maybe he was afraid of danger coming close to him?
Whatever the reason...
He is settled now....Mazel tov!
As for the Arizona man please give him my DEEPEST regrets. I thought about it a lot last night and said to myself if they had stolen it even though it was bad it would’ve been a lot better than what it actually happened... I feel gutted about seeing the injuries!!!
How the heck did it survive with crushed lungs? It looked almost like “what’s going on?” In the picture (on the vet table).
No spine left?
And THERE WERE PICES OF SHELL LEFT IN THE GUYS YARD!!!!!!
Oh.... everything about this story kills me!!!!
I can’t stop thinking of that tortoise!! 😭😭😭😭😢😩
 

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Absolutely horrible!
I drive a full sized Dodge pickup. There's just no way my truck would run over a tortoise that large. I don't understand how they could physically do it. Of course, it must be true, but I don't get it. I didn't know Fife had Galops too. I thought he was mainly sulcatas. Stupid people anyway. And besides all that, how in hell did those jerks get their truck onto Fife's property?
 

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I drive a full sized Dodge pickup. There's just no way my truck would run over a tortoise that large. I don't understand how they could physically do it. Of course, it must be true, but I don't get it. I didn't know Fife had Galops too. I thought he was mainly sulcatas. Stupid people anyway. And besides all that, how in hell did those jerks get their truck onto Fife's property?

Yeah...i too was wondering how they drove right up to the Galop....

Poor tortoise. Looked in terrible shape their in the vet’s table. Sad.
 

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I just watched the news and cried my eyes out!!!
I mean.. cried like a new born baby!!!

I don’t have the guts to google it
but an Arizona man has just gotten the worst possible story about his tortoise. It is
So horrifying I can’t even stop tearing up about it. I will try to send a link to their
“Go fund me page”.
Please only donate if you feel like I do..
I am sorry I had to do this but
“The cold dark room” was the only place for such a terrible story...


So sad & disgusting. There is no reason for this assault on the tort or its owner. And to then have your tort run over by its would-be kidnappers is the worst. I can only hope Karma will get these guys & soon!!
 

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maggie3fan

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I drive a full sized Dodge pickup. There's just no way my truck would run over a tortoise that large. I don't understand how they could physically do it. Of course, it must be true, but I don't get it. I didn't know Fife had Galops too. I thought he was mainly sulcatas. Stupid people anyway. And besides all that, how in hell did those jerks get their truck onto Fife's property?
remember, it's Texass...I pictured the truck all lifted with big tires...
 
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