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Mabel16

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My granddaughter 3 year old tortoise has gone missing, need help to find him, we’ve searched all the area and put posters everywhere, post on Facebook and all for sale and swap sites, any advice would be gratefully recieved, my granddaughter is 4 years old and devastated, we all really miss her pet
 

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Put food out near his enclosure.

Was he in an outdoor enclosure when he disappeared? Get down on all 4's and search from tortoise height. He could just be well hidden.

Look for him when the sun comes up, he might come out to get warm.

If there are neighborhood children, get them involved. Offer a reward to the child who finds him.

Notify local vets and shelters that he is lost.

What species and size is he? How did he get loose?
I hope he shows up.
 

Mabel16

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Put food out near his enclosure.

Was he in an outdoor enclosure when he disappeared? Get down on all 4's and search from tortoise height. He could just be well hidden.

Look for him when the sun comes up, he might come out to get warm.

If there are neighborhood children, get them involved. Offer a reward to the child who finds him.

Notify local vets and shelters that he is lost.

What species and size is he? How did he get loose?
I hope he shows up.
 

Mabel16

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He lives in doors But has the run of the house and likes to go in and out of the back garden through the patio doors, the front door was left open by my granddaughter and that how he got out, we have all the kids and neighbors looking out for him, I will contact all the pet shops and vets today, thanks for the advice

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He lives in doors But has the run of the house and likes to go in and out of the back garden through the patio doors, the front door was left open by my granddaughter and that how he got out, we have all the kids and neighbors looking out for him, I will contact all the pet shops and vets today, thanks for the advice
That is such a shame. Beautiful turtle. I hope you guys find him. He could be anywhere eating some greens or plants!
 

Mabel16

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Were all gutted and really want him home , every day that goes by is more devastating:(
 

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Don’t loose all hope. Tortoises have sence of direction. He might find a way back. And remember look for any tiny piles of dirt. Could be hiding under dirt and brush
 

Mabel16

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Been over a week now and still no sign of him, it’s strange that no one on my street has seen him, even the kids that are always out playing
Starting to think that someone has found him and now keeping him as there pet because they don’t know he’s lost :(
 

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Maybe look to see if someone is trying to sell him. I know it's a horrible thought however...
 

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Been over a week now and still no sign of him, it’s strange that no one on my street has seen him, even the kids that are always out playing
Starting to think that someone has found him and now keeping him as there pet because they don’t know he’s lost :(

Recheck every corner of your house, garden, and property. Sometimes a tortoise will just choose a dark area and stay there. Numerous owners have eventually found their tortoises hiding in closets, under cabinets, and even within their property line outside in the yard simply because sometimes the tortoises just choose to go to the nearest area/object they find as a suitable shelter.
 

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Been over a week now and still no sign of him, it’s strange that no one on my street has seen him, even the kids that are always out playing
Starting to think that someone has found him and now keeping him as there pet because they don’t know he’s lost :(
So sorry, hope you find him. That would be terrible if someone is keeping him. Best wishes!
 

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Post/offer a small, cash reward for him or her.
Let the neighborhood children know about it.
1) Kids steal tortoises. They also like money.
2) Kids are great at finding things.
3) Most of our lost tortoise stories have happy endings. So good luck.
 

Mabel16

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Thank you all for your kind words and advice which I have taken onboard, keeping my hopes up that we have a happily ever after :)
 

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Maybe try a basking light on at dusk or early morning? With food?
 

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Check under parked cars too, a friend of mine recently lost their tortoise for days and he was huddled under a parked car on the street. They are really good at hiding in plain sight.
 

Mabel16

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Check under parked cars too, a friend of mine recently lost their tortoise for days and he was huddled under a parked car on the street. They are really good at hiding in plain sight.
Thank you I will check
 

Mabel16

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So happy to let everyone know that my granddaughters tortoise has been found today and is now happily back home warming himself under his lamp, thank you all for taking the time to offer advice and for caring :) , Mabel is super excited valdatort is home :) xxx
 

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So happy to let everyone know that my granddaughters tortoise has been found today and is now happily back home warming himself under his lamp, thank you all for taking the time to offer advice and for caring :) , Mabel is super excited valdatort is home :) xxx

Where did they eventually find the tortoise?
 
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