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Eros and Gaia checking in

Discussion in 'Leopard tortoises' started by Zamric, Jan 28, 2018.

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  1. Zamric

    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Well, it’s been awhile and I was saddened to see all of my pics gone since Photobucket became a pay to use site.

    Anyhow.... here are some new pics of Eros, Gaia and their new home in Indio California.

    You may notice the counter weight for the door. It is very heavy since all walls and the lid are insulated panels. So far it maintains a steady warmth at night of 75* but it hasn’t gone below 45* yet. I’m interested in seeing how cool it maintains in the desert heat.

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    Eros and his favorite hide when he is out. He is currently 7 years old, 10.5” long and weighs in at 5lb 6.4oz
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    And Gaia is 7.5 years old, 14” long and weighs in at a hefty 15lb 10.5 oz.

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    And no photo shot is complete without a couples shot...

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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    They look great as always. Glad you updated.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Sheesh! They're lookin' great!
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    impressive! Any mating activity?
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    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Well, before the move to California, he kept trying. But he is much smaller and did little more that annoy her. Nothing since the move tho.
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    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    A quick update on their house. We've experienced temperatures of +110* and the house keeps a nice temperature of 85* when the fan is on and the lid is closed.
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    @Zamric do you know there is a CA Turtle and Tortoise club meeting right down the road from you in Palm Desert?
    PM me if you're interested in the details.
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    They look great. So smooth:)
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    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    "Smooth" is right! High Heat, High Humidity and a regular coat of Vita Shell for the 1st 2 years, then 1 year of monthly coats of Vita-Shell. It's been 3 years since their last coat and they are still smooth!
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