NEW ADDITIONS TO THE HERD!

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DeanS

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This past week, Tom and I acquired several baby sulcatas. No biggie...right? Wrong! After a lot of patience and anticipation, we met Brad (BFMorris) out in Buttf**k, Egypt (no offense Danny)...and picked up 20 of these outstanding Sudan sulcata...yes...offspring to those seen here...

http://www.tortoiseforum.org/Thread-Sulcata-250-lb-male-specimens#axzz1vQB2Ogmr

We had lunch and spent over an hour picking Brad's brain about the right (and wrong) way to raise sulcata hatchlings. Very informative...and to many...very controversial. Anyway, here are the six I selected...enjoy!

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Here they are eating...sorta!
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Climber II mugs it up on literally the second picture I took...
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And someone seems a tad too interested to explore...
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They are spending nights under a 150W CHE...but I am alternating substrates...one night, moistened Coco coir/Coconut bark mixture...the next, dry, finely chopped (about 1 - 2 inches long) orchard grass. However, their nighttime temps are right at 80*

During the day, I have them set up in a Zoo Med Tortoise House...with the bottom removed, so they can graze...and they do! They move around a lot during the day...spending a good amount of time in their hid...and an equally significant amount of time in the sun! They are also soaked about 20* in the morning and another 20 mid-to-late afternoon!

That's all for now! I'm sure Tom will be along shortly to wow us with his next line of experiments!
 

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I can't beat that. Your pics are fantastic. Wll you come come take pics of all of mine?
 

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Tom said:
I can't beat that. Your pics are fantastic. Wll you come come take pics of all of mine?

HAH! You'd have to come pick me up...:rolleyes:
 

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thats really cool, very cute, and very well put together.
 

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Very nice and they have some good weight on them for only 10 days old..
 

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Radiated said:
i love pineapple!!

Me too! .........:D
Great post and happy happy joy joy to your new little guys ...
 

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Tortoise Princess said:
Did they come from the same parents??

Not likely! I believe he has eight pairs of the Sudan animals...but I can neither confirm nor deny ;)
 

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Dean, if you are Tom have more than you can handle, I will gladly take one.... :p:D:p
 

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How on earth did you convince Brad to allow you to come? He said no one could know where he is located? You are two lucky guys. I would have loved to gone with you and seen those tortoises.
 

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How on earth did you convince Brad to allow you to come? He said no one could know where he is located? You are two lucky guys. I would have loved to gone with you and seen those tortoises.


We met at the halfway point and did a nice Mexican lunch.
 
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