Meet My Gigantic Tank!

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Everyone please meet Tank! 1393710102201

This new member of the family is a massive male sulcata weighing in at around 90 pounds. His SCL is unknown (I'm letting him acclimate to his new home) but I'm guessing he is around 28". He BARELY fits through the house's door which is 22". I have to fix that soon.
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According to the man who fostered him, he is between 15 and 27 years old. He eats around two grocery bags full of leafy greens DAILY, but will be switched to more hay and weeds (Mazuri too) very soon.

I almost forgot! This giant wasn't easy to get home! There's a 25 mile gap between where he was housed to where I live, SO....

I made this: 1393710454501

Then we trudged him out of his spot under the tree, into a wheel barrow, then into my car! (Easier said than done!)
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Once we got home, it was raining so I stuck him into his house and left the top ajar. Later, the sun came out a little, so I offered him half an apple. He didnt eat it, but it got him out of his shell a little. He's fairly timid, but I am convinced its just because of the rough move.

And a big, big, bigger-than-Tank thank you to Heather (Team Gomberg) for setting us up with this guy. :D

**more pictures to come**
 
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Awesome!!!!
Awesome house! Awesome paint job! Awesome tort!! Ohhh man!!


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More pics! More pics! More pics!! No rush. Ok stat! Hahahaha


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:D I'm lucky to have found him! Hopefully its warmer tomorrow, so I can bring him out!
 

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You got yourself a biggen! Congrats! Hope he starts warming up to ya soon [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH][TURTLE]
 

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Such a handsome boy! [TURTLE][HEAVY BLACK HEART]️ love how his house turned out too [THUMBS UP SIGN][TURTLE] great job!
 

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Thanks! He really is! I wish the weather was nicer so I could let him out!
 

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Congrats! Tank is a very handsome sulcata. I am positive that the weather will get nicer and he will begin to enjoy all the hard work you have put into his new home.
 

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I sure hope so! He is such a fine tortoise, I can't wait to let him explore!
 

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I was very happy to be a part of this "love connection" :) ;)

Congrats on your new boy and I look forward to the updates here on TFO!
 

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Nice tort house you did an awesome job! Love the new sulcata .
 

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Lilyloveslettuse said:
Exciting!!!! I LOVE his house!!! :)

Thank you! It was a blast to build! I hope he likes it!
 

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