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Not quite Turtle Wax, looking for barter ....

Discussion in 'Bartering and Trades' started by jsheffield, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. jsheffield

    jsheffield Well-Known Member TFO Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Hello,

    When we found our new house a few years ago, I was pleased to find a second kitchen down by my office ... when I'm not writing, I cook, and experiment, in what I've dubbed the SmartPig Laboratory.

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    Most of my experiments are food or drink related, and many end up becoming gifts at this time of year to clear space for next year's products.

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    When I got Darwin, my redfoot, I fell in love immediately, and spend a ridiculous amount of time on his meals ... also on his health and appearance.

    To that end, I made up a batch of shell balm/oil that seems to do wonders (or at least no harm) to his carapace. I apply it once or twice a week after soaking ... the pic above shows him a few days after this past weekend's application.

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    They're two ounce metal containers, and based on our consumption rate, that may be a decade's supply (possibly less if you have a large tortoise).

    I'd love to trade some excess cans I have for something tortoise-y that you have and would be willing to send me in exchange ... cool food items, some neat thing for the enclosure, a useful tool for grooming or first-aid, etc.

    If you're interested, get in touch with me and let's make something fun happen for our tortoises in time for Christmas (or whatever seasonal holiday you observe).

    Thanks,

    Jamie
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    That's very cool.
    And it's nice to have a story behind some of those fancy meal photos you posted.
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    I have three cherry heads. Do you sell it? Website? How old is Darwin? Do you just put it only on the shell?
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    Darwin's about five months.

    I put it on Darwin's shell once a week.

    I'd be happy to sell, or trade for, it.

    Jamie
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    I don’t really have anything to trade.
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    Then I'd be happy to send you a can in exchange for postage and a buck ... not looking to make money, just not lose much.

    If interested, you can email and PayPal me at jsheffield@gmail.com

    Jamie
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    I have two tortises. A small western hermann and a 15 year old leopard. I would like to trade this stone tortoise for 2 cans? The stone tortoise head is glued on so if not I will pay for them just let me know how much. Thanks

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    Sounds great, PM me your address and I'll send it out.

    Jamie
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    Is Darwin a Northern or a Cherry head? He's got great color!
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    I would love some. I have six Rose of Sharon seeds I could send you. I haven’t tried planting any yet but hopefully you can.
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    I have a handmade oak shelf- small designed to display 5 shot glasses I would trade for a tin. Used to display zoo shot glasses years ago
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    I'm not sure, but he is lovely ... thanks!

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    Love to... Pm me your address and I'll send it out when I get home on Saturday.

    Jamie
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    Love to... Pm me your address and I'll send it out when I get home on Saturday.

    Jamie
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    Do you have any left? I’d like to PayPal you $ if you are willing to ship to 53179
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    No problem ... If you pm me your email and snail mail address, I'll send you a PayPal invoice.

    Jamie
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    I sent out the packages this morning ... everyone who sent me their address should have their shell-oil by the end of the week.

    Jamie
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    Thanks. I have your seeds in an envelope ready to go out when I find my stamps. It’s been ready for three days.
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