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cmosuna

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OK so I got asked for some pics so I did the whole photobucket thing. Hopefully this turns out good. This is something that me, and my wife and kids are deeply passionate about. I am so happy I found this forum, we get our time with other CTTC members once a month or so but all the turtle nerdiness has to be pent up otherwise =)

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Pond area at night with solar lighting

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Me doing a talk at a local school showing off Athena our Desert Tort

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My daughter, Athena and Pixie at an educational talk we did for the 4H club

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Lorelei loves her Sulcatas Liam and Pixie

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Sulcatas always love to "help" with yard work
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Couple guys basking on my pond beach, took almost 600lbs of rock to get this the way I wanted it.

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Beaker our spiny soft shell

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Dyna 1 of our 4 Redfoots. We got her and she was dehydrated and flopping our of her shell a little, wouldn't open her eyes. No longer

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My 6 year old helps out with the tortoise wrangling at the 4H Pet Expo

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Very cool, love that you can se the silhouette of one of your aquatics in the night pic. Looks like you and the family have a great outfit going, we are very glad to have you :)
 

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Nice pics
I have to ask is the soft shell in with the other turtles, and do you ever notice any problems (fighting, biting)?
 

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dmmj said:
Nice pics
I have to ask is the soft shell in with the other turtles, and do you ever notice any problems (fighting, biting)?

Never, they all live in complete harmony. I only really noticed that with aquatics in more enclosed spaces like aquariums. We will see how his temperment is when he is a big beast though.
 

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great job doing what you're doing! happy family, torts and people!
 

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Awesome, its cool you take the time to educate kids about reptiles, animals:)
 

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cmosuna said:
dmmj said:
Nice pics
I have to ask is the soft shell in with the other turtles, and do you ever notice any problems (fighting, biting)?

Never, they all live in complete harmony. I only really noticed that with aquatics in more enclosed spaces like aquariums. We will see how his temperment is when he is a big beast though.

I've heard a lot about them being aggressive too but my parents have a beast in their pond that my dad got me as a little guy for my birthday a long time ago...they have a community pond too and haven't had any problems. Snorkel's a sweetie.
 

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ShadowRancher said:
cmosuna said:
dmmj said:
Nice pics
I have to ask is the soft shell in with the other turtles, and do you ever notice any problems (fighting, biting)?

Never, they all live in complete harmony. I only really noticed that with aquatics in more enclosed spaces like aquariums. We will see how his temperment is when he is a big beast though.

I've heard a lot about them being aggressive too but my parents have a beast in their pond that my dad got me as a little guy for my birthday a long time ago...they have a community pond too and haven't had any problems. Snorkel's a sweetie.

Yeah he does really well with all of them, normally he is in the deeper part of the pond where I have gravel and small rocks. There he buries himself and just pokes his head up and looks around. But on a warm day he gets out and suns himself with everyone else.

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Jacob said:
Awesome, its cool you take the time to educate kids about reptiles, animals:)

Yep it's a lot of fun, you live close to us Jake, keep an eye out because I will post about the different shows and stuff we will be talking at.
 

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Great post and fantastic pics. x x (Loving the name Athena for the Greek Tort btw!!)
 

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bubbles01 said:
Great post and fantastic pics. x x (Loving the name Athena for the Greek Tort btw!!)

My wife picked out the name, but alas she is a California Desert Tortoise not a Greek.
 

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Awesome pics! Also, it looks like you do some great work for our chelonian compadres, so thanks for that, and welcome. :D
 
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