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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Shorty, Sep 3, 2019.

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  1. Shorty

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    Hello there my name is Shorty and I am new here so I hope I'm doing this correctly. I have been a Tortise and Turtle lover my whole life!! I recently was gifted a Russian Tortise that a friend of mine rescued but was unable to keep and care for. We named him Speedy but call him Petie. I am excited to learn more information on how to keep him healthy and happy

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    Hello shorty I'm Lexi [emoji846] welcome to the forum and you have a beautiful tort
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    Thank you after research, I believe he is a juvenile male... He was found in the road way in a cool coastal town near where I live...
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    Petie/speedie sure is cute [emoji846]oh wow the best of luck to you guys [emoji846] we all love pictures of the torts
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    Hi Shorty and Petie! Welcome to the forum! One great way to get lots of info about your tortoise is to click on "Tortoise Species" at the top of this page, and then find the section on Russian Tortoises. You will find all sorts of care info including feeding, water, housing, lighting, heating, etc.....everything you will need to know to keep your new baby happy and well! Have fun getting to know your new shell baby!
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    Welcome!
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    Thank you I'm excited to learn more
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    Hello and welcome from south Florida
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    Welcome to TFO!

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    Welcome! And cute tort u got there
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    And watch out for that shark photo bombing you
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    Hi! Welcome! We love pictures!!!
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    Welcome! Enjoy your Russian tortoise. I certainly enjoy mine!
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    Haha..... Absolutely LOVE this pic... It's an inside joke as I always said if I could pic the way I could die I'd be eaten by a shark.... Then we found this pic and it was perfect!!


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