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Our new african spurred tortoise, Bubba.

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Karen Williams, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. Karen Williams

    Karen Williams New Member

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    Hi, Everyone as aTortoise lovers,
    Hi, again! My name is Karen Williams. I've had Bubba for like at least 2 months. I do not know how old he is. If someone knows, please tell me. :) Length size is 4 inches and width is 4 1/4 inches. I am going to add the picture, so you can see. We do have 5 acres of non-pesicides yard filled with grasses and weeds. I've studied all the name of weeds. Its raining, right now. I did collected 4 different kinds of weeds and some grasses. Very healthy eater. I do feed him some aloe bc I am unable to find opuni cactus. Yes, I am still learning. Here is the picture. He loves going for a rides with window down, and have his belly rub, he falls asleep. I am still learning his weak spot, Lol.
    Thank you for reading and also a good week.
    Sincerely,
    Karen W.

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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 5 Year Member

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    salutations. Just a word of warning lots of tortoises like to poop on car rides.
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    Hi Karen! I am new to the forum as well. I just got my tortoise Rocky today! I wish you good luck!!! :)
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    Grandpa Turtle 144 Well-Known Member

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    And I just sent you a welcome too ! Our tort ladies are great !
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    Oh crap, forgot to say where I am located. I am in Tampa, fl. I always have a piece of cloth that Bubba sit and relaxing. LOL, Ofc they poop.
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    Hi, I just joined the forum and I am glad that I did. About 2 or 1 and half month ago, my young son, bought from someone's home (african spurred tortoise). I didn't want to keep at first but I didnt really realized till I took a look at it. He wasn't taking care of it, so I stepped in and its MINE. Lol. He doesn't know the age. I did measure on top of his scale. Length is 4 inches head to back, width is 4 and 1/4 , not half inches. I do not know its weight. Here is new picture so you can see the size. I will have to bring bubba to vet.
    There is a two pictures I did add.
    Other question, Bubba is junville, so should I count the age line by months? All I see is 5-6 lines ... I don't know. I did researching trying to find a easy way to know its age, I had no luck. Maybe some tortoise expert may know, estimate age is better than nothing. Could be a year and half old. I don't know. :(

    Yes, this was last minute tortoise in my life but I fell in love.
    Thank you for reading this and God bless.,
    Karen W

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    mike taylor Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    There's no way of knowing age without hatch date . But we can guess . I'd say six months to a year old .
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    Hi Karen, and welcome to the Forum!

    Florida is a great place for tortoises.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    Yeah, I'd say between one and two years.
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    Hi Karen and welcome to you and Bubba! I'm in Texas and keep Redfooted. I used to live in Florida East Coast. Bubba must be in heaven on 5 acres!!!! Makes me jealous
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    Hi and welcome Karen and Bubba ! :)
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    Ya ya! You did, that's cool. May I see the picture. :)
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    We are renting and maybe buy this place. Its swamp area which is way back of 5 acres. It's nice. Also great place for my orchids. It can get really cold during winter, though. I've lived through many apartments and it's my first time living here. It's nice and quiet. Bubba just came into our home unexpected, thou.
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    Hello and welcome to the forum. Awesome little guy.
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    bouaboua Well-Known Member TFO Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Hello and Welcome to the forum. Cute little one! ! ! !
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    Thank you very much.....
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    Thank you very much. I would consider bubba a year old for now. :)
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