Opo 2.0

Ray--Opo

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Well, Ray, you have had Opo for some time , (years) and he has been thriving. The chance that he picked something up I believe is possible but not probable. My Sulcata, PeeWee has a routine, but that being said, he does vary that routine occasionally, so I'm hoping that this is just a variation of his normal routine...🤞
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Opo seemed to act better today. What has really worried me is his weight. In May last year he weighed around 88lbs. Then in June he lost about 4lbs. So from June till last week he only gained about 6lbs. When the massive gallstone was a issue last June. I had a x-ray done and the vet said there might be a stone in his bladder. So it will give me a peace of mind to have another x-ray. IMG_20230729_181355.jpg
This was what the vet was looking at.
 

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Opo seemed to act better today. What has really worried me is his weight. In May last year he weighed around 88lbs. Then in June he lost about 4lbs. So from June till last week he only gained about 6lbs. When the massive gallstone was a issue last June. I had a x-ray done and the vet said there might be a stone in his bladder. So it will give me a peace of mind to have another x-ray. View attachment 368542
This was what the vet was looking at.
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Ray--Opo

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Hi all, I took some of this aloe and scraped the aloe off the skin. I mixed it with some mazuri and Opo ate it just fine. The skin seems to tough to me for Opo to eat. Any other ideas of ways to feed to Opo?
Thanks Ray
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Opo is the handsomest tortoise ever, as I think I've said more than once before. You must be very proud of him. i do hope his health and weight problems are improving.
Angie x
Thanks Angie, after Opo passing that huge gallbladder stone. I adjusted his diet to virtually no store bought greens. Planted some plots of pasture grass. Before everytime he scratched on the door. I was bringing him some turnip or mustard greens. Also kale, bok choy or okra. I have cut back on all of that. Now when Opo wakes up. He goes straight outside to graze. He hardly scratches on the door because I don't bring him food like I did before. So he isn't gaining weight like he did before. Still gaining weight but not as fast. His treats now are mazuri or cactus. Instead of being fed to him daily.
 

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That's a timeless photo. Wow so adorable.😘
Thanks Cathie, somehow Google photos on my phone has taken a bunch of pictures from my gallery.
Everyday they will send me from the past. Sometimes I recognize or remember the photos.
Google does surprise me daily, like this photo.
I guess I need to go to the ATT store. To have them show me where these photos are on my phone.
I think I have said that before. I can't remember!🤪🤪🤣🤣
 

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Thanks Cathie, somehow Google photos on my phone has taken a bunch of pictures from my gallery.
Everyday they will send me from the past. Sometimes I recognize or remember the photos.
Google does surprise me daily, like this photo.
I guess I need to go to the ATT store. To have them show me where these photos are on my phone.
I think I have said that before. I can't remember!🤪🤪🤣🤣
Even though I don't really like being tracked like that I really appreciate it sometimes . When I accidentally get to see an old one like that I send it to myself by texting just to update it.😊then download or save it in something.
 

Ray--Opo

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Found these on FB market place. I really don't need any, but for 20 bucks each. That's a deal I can't pass up. I already have 2 rain barrels that are decorative. But if I make a hydroponics system. For greens to grow for Opo. Plus some tomatoes and other vegetable plants for us. The barrels might come in handy.
Maybe I better by 4 instead of 2.🤣🤣
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Well the guy selling the barrels didn't work out. So I found 2 of these dog igloos. The one in the picture cost 20 dollars and the other was 10 dollars. I am thinking about putting 1 or 2 small water misters in. To keep Opo cool in the summer. Trying to give him different options. To try and keep him from burrowing. Rose set it up this evening when Opo was already in bed. We will see tomorrow if he likes it.
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Well the guy selling the barrels didn't work out. So I found 2 of these dog igloos. The one in the picture cost 20 dollars and the other was 10 dollars. I am thinking about putting 1 or 2 small water misters in. To keep Opo cool in the summer. Trying to give him different options. To try and keep him from burrowing. Rose set it up this evening when Opo was already in bed. We will see tomorrow if he likes it.
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HI Ray, My PeeWee (80# Sulcata) Sleeps in one every night with a heating pad. Typically he finds his way back into his bed every night . . . usually! Sometimes he needs a lil direction as to how to get to bed. The reason why I'm pointing this out, is that Opo will realize that your set up will be very comfortable, and will learn to go there when it gets Hot!. It won't happen over night, But he will learn. Good luck my friend...
 

Ray--Opo

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HI Ray, My PeeWee (80# Sulcata) Sleeps in one every night with a heating pad. Typically he finds his way back into his bed every night . . . usually! Sometimes he needs a lil direction as to how to get to bed. The reason why I'm pointing this out, is that Opo will realize that your set up will be very comfortable, and will learn to go there when it gets Hot!. It won't happen over night, But he will learn. Good luck my friend...
Thanks for the info. Yesterday was the first day. The temp was in the 70's and cloudy. Opo didn't go in the igloo. Today it's in the mid-80s and he chose the igloo instead of his tail grass.
I caught him dozing.
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