1. Welcome! Are you interested in tortoises? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our community is the #1 place for tortoise keepers to talk online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your tortoise and enclosure, and discuss any tortoise topic with other tortoise keepers. Get started today!

Greetings from Applehead

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Applehead, Nov 8, 2019.

Help Support Tortoise Forums by donating:

  1. Applehead

    Applehead New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location (City and/or State):
    Central North Carolina
    Applehead would like to say hello and express appreciation for all the helpful information gleaned by his caretaker from this forum over many years of quiet membership. Applehead is a rescue who has been with his caretaker's family for over 40 years and currently lives in central North Carolina. He is a desert tortoise about 12 inches long and weighing around 11.5 pounds.

    Applehead in kennel.JPG
  2. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Messages:
    8,108
    Likes Received:
    26,872
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Glenn Dale, Maryland, USA
    (These ads do not appear for registered members.)
    Good looking tortoise!
  3. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    82,781
    Likes Received:
    56,556
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    Clovis, CA
    Glad to see you finally posting!! How did you manage to get a desert tortoise in North Carolina? He's a beaut!
  4. ZEROPILOT

    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2014
    Messages:
    20,101
    Likes Received:
    35,506
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location (City and/or State):
    South Eastern Florida (U.S.A.)/Rock Hill S.C.
    Hello and welcome
  5. Dovey

    Dovey Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2019
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    51
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location (City and/or State):
    New River, AZ
    Welcome! You may be our eastern most desert tortoise!
  6. Applehead

    Applehead New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location (City and/or State):
    Central North Carolina
    Yes, Applehead's location is unusual! He was given to my family by a neighbor who found him wandering on the highway in the 1970s in a northern state, far too northerly for him to have walked there himself or survived a winter, so clearly an escaped captive. Since then he moved with my family a few times, and during the past few years he and I have became the last survivors of the family.

    To head off certain comments: I am aware of his legal status (which changed during my family's time with him) and am making provisions in my will for him to go to an appropriate rescue group in the southwest when the time comes. I see myself as his caretaker rather than owner and strongly advocate for people not to seek these animals as pets. He is not a pet, though he is charming, responsive to humans, and loves to be hand fed flowers. More stories and pictures to come.
    MPappagallo likes this.
  7. MPappagallo

    MPappagallo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2019
    Messages:
    369
    Likes Received:
    276
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location (City and/or State):
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Welcome to the forum. Applehead is adorable! That face is the cutest thing ever! I am in South Carolina, so we are practically neighbors. :)
Similar Threads: Greetings Applehead
Forum Title Date
Introductions Greetings from Cambridge UK Jan 8, 2020
Introductions Greetings From The Big Easy! Oct 25, 2019
Introductions Greetings from California! Aug 28, 2019
Introductions Greetings from Minnesota! Aug 24, 2019
Introductions Greetings Jul 14, 2019

Share This Page