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Look who's coming home!!

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by Alex Z, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Alex Z

    Alex Z Well-Known Member

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    Just rescued this little one from sean casey rescue. The jerks that had him left him in a plastic bin with water by a radiator. Taking home to his forever palace. Adding the 3rd level tomorrow for him. 8x3. Will update this weekend.

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    Poor guy! Was the entire tub filled with water, because they thought he was a turtle? His eyes make me think it’s a very good thing you rescued him in time.
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    Alex Z Well-Known Member

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    Not sure, but casey rescued him. Had him for 2 weeks. I been searching for an rt to buy or adopt. So freaking happy I found him.
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    Wow, usually even pet stores don't give that bad of information. I wonder how they thought that was a good idea.
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    I think it was just caring for it. So many suffering right now, but nice when they get a happy ending.
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    Poor tortoise. He or she looks sick ( eyes ). Is he active and eating ?
    Good that you safed that poor thing.
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    On the train going home. Hope he is not.
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    Please keep us updated.
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    His eyes are opened! Poor lil guy is very nervous. Keeps retreating into his shell. Just needs time to adjust. I will be setting him up in a 40 breeder for a day while I build his new home.

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    On this pic he looks much better. Good luck with him. You are doing a great job giving him a forever home.:)
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    We settled on his name-Gideon. He is very shy and a small lil tort. He ate like a champ this morning on spring mix and shredded squash. Urates were good too. Drank well also. His new home is nearly complete. Just have to shorten the front panel, wifey a shorty lol.
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    Here is Gideon basking after his chow. Still quite shy but that is to be expected. Since he has not basked or gotten any uvb, bought the zoomed desert uvb/basking combo. I ordered the t8 desert light fixture from petmountain.com .Its a pet outlet online store. Reptile equipment is the cheapest from any store. Its cost 28.99

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    *debora* Well-Known Member Today is my birthday!

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    Liked the taking home to his forever place part!!
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    The moment he knows he is safe and secured in his new home!!

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    Assshhh shame. Good luck and congratulations.
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    The enclosure you build for Gideon looks fine. He will surely settle in soon.
    Thank you that you are giving this poor tort a wonderful home.
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    *debora* Well-Known Member Today is my birthday!

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    Place should be Palace, my bad.
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    Pat down the substrate with your hand. It makes it easier for a little creature to walk on it.

    Nice job.
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    I left it that way so he can dig around it.
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    Give that lil guy a strawberry...he has earned a rare treat for enduring poor care.
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