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"Cupcake"

Discussion in 'Aldabra tortoises' started by Alaskamike, Jul 16, 2014.

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  1. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin

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    Such a pretty little animal. Too bad they smell so bad.
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    I know you folks in northern climates might laugh at us here in South Florida But for cryin’ out loud it’s cold today
    CupCakes hide hung in there at 70f. So I guess the pig pad + my insulation is sufficient.
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    Oxalis Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    :D So true! It's 27°F right now, and it feels warmer than it's been in a while here!!!!
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    64DC18BB-4477-4FC4-A1A8-370B728CC94C.jpeg CupCake getting to be a handful :)
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    Cupcake is a very pretty tortoise. You have every reason to be proud!
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  6. Alaskamike

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    Thank you !
    She ( he ) is my favorite tort. Love seeing her grow
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    Cupcake is gorgeous! Gonna get me one of those pig mats on the way. Thanks for the info.
  8. Alaskamike

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    Well , we are coming into our summer now & my torts are loving it. Got CupCake a pile of Cactus pads today. One of her favorite foods. Took a weight - 27lbs now. Still kinda a slow grower compared to some , but healthy and strong so that’s all that matters.

    She turned 4 in Jan. Only a bit over a lb when I got her from Aldabraman. My how time flys. She still enthralls. A bit of nature we rarely see. My own Jurassic Park exhibit.

    I’ll post a few pictures soon. She just woke up. She is a slow riser :)
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin

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    I hate it when you disappear for long periods of time. Your posts and pictures are much enjoyed and your presence here on the Forum is appreciated.
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    Alaskamike Well-Known Member

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    Awww. Thank you Yvonne. I’ll try & visit more often
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    8315F987-7E6D-4AC3-A44F-CD6F6F428C09.jpeg Eating a treat of red bell pepper today. Her shell still looks like a bowling ball.
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    I'd hate to be a red bell pepper right now. What a handsome, solid tortoise. Looks like she's made of concrete, in a good way, of course.
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    97AF3F40-2BA1-4BAA-88E3-947A30C35901.jpeg Hibiscus day.
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    Darn it! I'm having trouble getting pictures to open. I think it's my slow DSL.
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    0810BDB6-77D1-4FDC-AA14-ED793516A4CF.jpeg CupCake a bit over 30lbs now. Very friendly & follows me around the yard ( for a treat I suppose ). About every 6 weeks or so I get a squash & microwave it. CupCake luvs her some squash :).

    About every 2 weeks she gets a pile of greens with calcium powder on it. Most of the time she just eats grass & weeds, cactus & hibiscus. Still having great fun with her. But when I bring her on the lanai she pushes chairs around now. Those legs are so strong! But she doesn’t seem to understand that just because she can get her head through or under something ( like chair legs) doesn’t mean her high domed shell will make it through. Funny.

    This is her “squash face” today
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    I'm glad to hear that she's opened up and become personable toward you. I'm sure it's extremely rewarding.
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    Hello, are there news here ?
    I am just curious.
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    Obviously no news. :(:(:(
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    Adorable.

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