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Desert Tortoise?

Discussion in 'North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)' started by teresa trainor, Mar 9, 2016.

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    teresa trainor New Member

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    Yes, and very overweight. He's in much too small an enclosure. He needs more room to wander and exercise. And he looks big enough to be housed outside.
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    yes, I agree about the enclosure. I'm trying to adopt it from a family friend but am running into some problems as she is in Oregon.
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    Oh, that just breaks my heart , poor thing! I feel so bad for him!
    That's like us living not thriving in a tiny bathroom.
    I do hope you can save him from prison.
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    ascott Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Today is my birthday!

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    What problems are you encountering?
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    are you in Oregon as well? If not remember it illegal to transport them across state lines.
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    The problem I am encountering is that I'm in California. I've talked to a few different tortoise clubs locally for advice.
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    Yes, me too. She is normally in a larger 40 gal tank but even that is waaaaaaay too small for her to thrive. I have an enclosure I built outside that she will enjoy I'm sure. Fingers crossed.
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    Well, that California Desert Tortoise "somehow" made its way across state line?? Perhaps someone drove it right up to the state line, let it out of the car to stretch its legs, and low and behold "it" walked right across that state line and "oh, you get back in this car" ...??? what?, weirder things have happened...
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    where in Oregon -- i am in Virginia and from CA -- but i have a very good friend in Portland who might can help and actually another in the SE corner of Or
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    Hi guys, well after quite the process this beautiful girl is home! image.jpeg
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