My radiated tortoises

Ergotaxon

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Their names are Spanky, Titi, Sammy, Albert, and Fifi. Two of them are related. The others aren’t. They came from two different breeders in Texas.
 

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Thanks, here are some better pictures of them. I’ll be picking up a sixth tortoise in Austin this weekend. I hope that you all enjoy.
 

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Thanks, here are some better pictures of them. I’ll be picking up a sixth tortoise in Austin this weekend. I hope that you all enjoy.
Time to go into your user cp and change your location.
 

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Portland is a neat little place in Texas, I think some assumed Oregon.
 

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Portland is a neat little place in Texas, I think some assumed Oregon.
Thanks. It is a great place to live. The wintertime is mild and the humidity is rather high. I enjoy raising my tortoises here. I’ve updated my profile to reflect Portland, TX. We are on the Gulf coast of Texas.
 
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Ergotaxon

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I assumed Oregon. A road trip from Oregon to Texas to meet a breeder and pick up tortoises is something I would do!
I would as well. The parents of these tortoises live in the Houston and Dallas areas of Texas. Jay Russo and Ed Elkas bred them.
 

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I assumed Oregon. A road trip from Oregon to Texas to meet a breeder and pick up tortoises is something I would do!
This is something that always gets us in the UK. I used to go 35 mins to work and pass 4 counties...we always think your states are like our counties because they aren't different countries like with our "states". We forget Florida is the same size as the UK and that its a big deal to travel across several states!
 

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This is something that always gets us in the UK. I used to go 35 mins to work and pass 4 counties...we always think your states are like our counties because they aren't different countries like with our "states". We forget Florida is the same size as the UK and that its a big deal to travel across several states!
That makes perfect sense to me. Our states might as well be different countries. I am planning to drive for 11 hours and still be in my home state of Texas. I’m driving from South Texas to West Texas. Well worth the drive.
 

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That makes perfect sense to me. Our states might as well be different countries. I am planning to drive for 11 hours and still be in my home state of Texas. I’m driving from South Texas to West Texas. Well worth the drive.
I'd do it for a tortoise! If we did that we would be in the middle of the sea! Or in Switzerland 😄

Have a good journey 😊
 

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I just acquired this unusually dark radiated. I think he is very handsome. His name is Onyx. He comes from a new blood line. I’m very proud of him
 

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It will be interesting to watch him grow and see if the shell stays like that. If you can get pictures when he's out and about, I'd love to see the coloration on his skin, especially his head.
 

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