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Discussion in 'Bowsprit tortoises' started by CarolM, Mar 26, 2018.

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  1. EllieMay

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    I love this thread! Your tortoises are so unique... I have been in awe of them since my first day on the forum..
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    Thank you Bee. I like to think that they are happy too.
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    Awww Thank you Heather. You are very sweet for saying that.
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    So it is Spring time here in South Africa. And we all know what that means. Blue gets very amorous with poor Whitey. So much so that he apparently harasses her the whole day according to my domestic lady. So last night I decided to put whitey inside the big aviary that I started using as my babies outside enclosure, simply because I am so scared that Blue will end up turning Whitey over and she might die from over heating etc. I will let Whitey out once I am at home and on the weekends but while I am at work I would feel much better that she is in the enclosure and can have some peace and quiet during the day. When I am at home I can at least keep an eye out for her and stop and or help if things get to much.
    Once home I will take a picture of the enclosure so that you can see for yourselves that it is big enough for her at the moment. The only other thing that I worry about is that she won't like the confinement but I feel that it is the best thing for her until I can get home. Am I doing the right thing ? What are your thoughts?
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    I think so. She will probably appreciate the break. We are close to the weekend though so hopefully you will have a couple days to observe for yourself.. your thoughts are in the best interest for your tort so I’m sure it’s going to work out fine! Can’t wait to see pics though:)
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    Okay as promised. I will work on it a bit more over the weekend and need to put in some more shelter and some bark etc. Although I have built quite a few shelters in my garden for them and they don't like using them. They prefer using plants as their shelter.
    I have included a pic of the babies just because I can and it is actually their thread. 20180927_183846.jpeg 20180927_183929.jpeg 20180927_183957.jpeg 20180927_184037.jpeg 20180927_184118.jpeg
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    The new look. And just for comparison sake a pic of a Bowsprit poop. I am sure nowhere as big as the sulcata's or Aldabra tortoises. The little ones are all hiding under the big bush.
    After I put in all the bark and had a look I realised that just maybe I had made my life a little harder. As now it is going to be so much more difficult to find the little ones - their colors blend in beautifully with the bark colors. . Oh well fun and games for me and them. 20180929_154552.jpeg 20180929_154641.jpeg 20180929_154710.jpeg 20180929_154842.jpeg 20180929_154903.jpeg 20180929_154928.jpeg 20180929_155001.jpeg 20180929_155725.jpeg 20180929_160133.jpeg 20180929_160810.jpeg
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    However she is the only one with those pretty coastal radiations on her shell. Beauty comes in small packages some tines.
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    Really Nice !!!
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    Thank you. And I couldn't agree more.
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    Thank you Heather.
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    The babies are enjoying the spring heat and sun. It is 30 degrees Celsius today. 20181005_151013.jpeg 20181005_151142.jpeg 20181005_151210.jpeg 20181005_151335.jpeg
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    Little Harry is self soaking. So proud of him.

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    Awwwww! Doesn’t that just make you feel great?? Just drives home the fact that they are thriving and doing well!
    Always luv your pics Carol!
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    Thank you Heather.
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    Just because I love taking photos of my babies. And because I have permission to post as many as I like. Picture heavy as always. 20181013_145941.jpeg 20181013_150011.jpeg 20181013_150039.jpeg 20181013_150101.jpeg 20181013_150123.jpeg 20181013_150145.jpeg 20181013_150204.jpeg 20181013_150229.jpeg 20181013_150246.jpeg 20181013_150312.jpeg 20181013_150335.jpeg 20181013_150356.jpeg 20181013_150420.jpeg 20181013_150443.jpeg
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    Wow - that’s quite the good looking Jade plant you have in there!
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    The little ones are tuckered out. Having their bath. Coconut rub and head scratches. 20181013_193835.jpeg 20181013_193809.jpeg 20181013_193752.jpeg 20181013_193736.jpeg 20181013_193612.jpeg 20181013_193514.jpeg
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    Supper and breakfast tomorrow.
    = Chopped cactus. Dandelion leaves. Ganzania flower. Moringa. Coriander. Red lettuce. Hibiscus flower. Narrow leaf plantain. Pumpkin leaf. Clover


    And updated weights:
    Rue = 270g 9.5 cm 1year and 5months old


    Kang = 354g 10 cm 7 months 3 weeks old


    Clark = 220g 9.5cm 7 months old


    Harry = 170g 8.5cm 6 months old IMG-20181022-WA0001.jpeg
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    Little Harry is not so little anymore! o_O
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