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Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by Toddrickfl1, Jun 15, 2018.

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  1. CarolM

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    Lol. Shame poor guy. Not nice being cooped up inside when outside is so much better.
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    Finally got a new scale and weighed Murphy today. Last I weighed him was 5/18/18 and he weighed around 725g. This is today. IMG_20181208_162428435.jpg
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    Murphy and his new little sister Marge IMG_20190101_163037978.jpg
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    His Marbling is really starting to stand out!!! And just AWWWWWW [emoji177]
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    Whaha. Marge looks tiny compared to Murphy. In fact I would even say that Murphy is a giant compared to Marge.
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    What a difference! And to think someday she’ll turn into Large Marge! [emoji54][emoji23]
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    I don't know Murphys exact birthday but what I do know is I got him January 12, 2018 so we've been together a year and I'm celebrating that as his birthday. Here he is enjoying some birthday Mazuri. IMG_20190114_163522329.jpg IMG_20190114_163254261_BURST001.jpg IMG_20190114_163254261_BURST000_COVER_TOP.jpg IMG_20190114_163232200.jpg IMG_20190114_163108213.jpg IMG_20190114_163123329.jpg
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    So I never provided Murphy with a basking spot since I've had him. When I built Murphys new enclosure a week ago I decided to add a basking area and rock. I think it's safe to say he likes it. He's literally been sitting in this same spot for days lol. IMG_20190116_190953847.jpg
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    The enclosure I set up for Darwin has a range of temps and light intensity, and I see him choosing his adventure based on the time of day and seemingly his mood ...

    In the mornings he basks for a few hours once the light comes on, then wanders the perimeter nibbling plants, then goes in the cool hide for a bit, then I soak/feed him, then he wanders into the warmer hide for a bunch of the rest of the day.

    I think future builds will also include a range of temps and lighting ....

    Jamie
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    Murphys only real routine is he's waiting at his food dish every morning when I wakeup.
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    Spoiled? ....Na IMG_20190125_123136397.jpg
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    Murphy likes to pile up all the substrate in his hide right at the entrance when he goes in to sleep. I think he's saying, (and I can say "He" now it's official lol) "Do not disturb" Sometimes in the mornings I wakeup to this IMG_20190128_085810535.jpg
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    In the 70s here today. Murphy got to go outside for the first time in months. He's about as happy as it gets for a Tortoise! IMG_20190205_153243286.jpg IMG_20190205_152724197.jpg
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    Luv that first pic!!!
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    Murphys growth definitely seems to have slowed since he's been inside for the winter. IMG_20190221_151522251.jpg
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    Todd, I updated Stan.lee's indoor house..my wife very handy killed it or nailed my idea
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    Stan.lee has almosted doubled in size in a yr out grew her initial enclosure...just updated ...love Murphy's growth.
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    Awesome, I've been wondering about Stan Lee. We both joined about the same time. She looks good.
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    That's a SMOOTH tort. Does it live in Florida?

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