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Greetings from South Carolina!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by NicolaT, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. NicolaT

    NicolaT New Member

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    Hello, all! I am new to tortoises and to this forum. We just got our first Sulcata from a zookeeper at a Repticon show. He's about 40 lbs and his name is Cecil. I am enthralled with tortoises and am so excited to have him in our family! I've been doing a lot of research to find out as much as I can about him and what care he needs. It's very warm here in the South right now, but we are in the process of building him a winter "home" while the weather is nice. Right now he seems to be happy in our yard where there is plenty of sun, shade, water, and sand. I look forward to learning from all of your knowledge.

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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member TFO Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Welcome. I'm from Rock Hill.
    I however do not keep sulcatas.
    Redfooteds.
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    Welcome to TFO!!:tort: Cecil is very handsome!
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    Thank you. I think Cecil is handsome too...but apparently he's pyramiding, from what I've seen and read. I have a feeling the zoo people I got him from didn't keep him in the best conditions. I hope that going forward he'll have a better life with us!
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    Well you have come to the right place to find all the info you need to keep any future pyramiding from happening :)
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    Thanks for the warm welcome, Adam! I will surely read all your suggested threads!

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    Howdy, just joined as well. I'm from SC too;)
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    Hi Oslo! Where in SC? What kind of tortoise do you have?
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    Welcome to the Forum!
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    Hello and Welcome to the forum. Good to have you here! !!
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    Also new to the forum from Ridgeway, which is between Columbia and Rock Hill. Looking for information and to learn about the husbandry of Sulcatas. Looking to adopt one in the near future, building a large suite now :)
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    Salutations
    Never has a day shined brighter or held more promise then the day you decided to join the forum.
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    Welcome!! I am also from SC.......Greenville County......nice to see a few are close by!!

    @ZEROPILOT --are you in SC now, or FL?
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    I'm very familiar with Ridgeway! It's the town with the phone booth looking building for a police station. Isn't it?
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    Florida. Grew up in South Carolina and plan to return one day.
    I still own property in York County.
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    You both have found the very best tortoise site that there is.
    Welcome to the family.
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    Welcome to the best place for tortoise information and inspiration. Lots to learn to keep Cecil happy and healthy and this is a great, friendly place to learn it
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