BuzBuz

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You guys ever catch your Torti in a compromising position? Well now and then I'll walk by or check my camera to see what Heidi is doing. Today I caught this girl stuck in a tight spot. It's funny because you can literally see her pausing to figure out how she's going to maneuver her way out of it. You can see her thinking Lol I used to helicopter parent her when I first got her for fear of her flipping over or staying stuck, but I know she needs to learn on her own. I still check on her of course! I just don't go in and fix her unless she actually gets stuck or flips over which she rarely does. Attached some photos! She had to take a sip of water for all of her exhausting efforts!
 

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Cathie G

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My little guy sometimes gets stuck and also gets stuck in another way too. If he sees something new he'll just sit and study it for maybe a couple of hours. I've actually watched him do this with his neck stretched out just looking. When he made up his mind about the fancy colors I had put on his hide, I knew he hated it 😁 he walked past and slept beside it. Of course I had to fix it for him. I learned my lesson.😏 No fancy stuff for my little guy.
 

BuzBuz

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My little guy sometimes gets stuck and also gets stuck in another way too. If he sees something new he'll just sit and study it for maybe a couple of hours. I've actually watched him do this with his neck stretched out just looking. When he made up his mind about the fancy colors I had put on his hide, I knew he hated it 😁 he walked past and slept beside it. Of course I had to fix it for him. I learned my lesson.😏 No fancy stuff for my little guy.
Haha what a personality! Mine will sit in her hide outs and just stare out of them for hours. She'll move her head if I speak to her but otherwise she just looks on with those dark little beady eyes. She also started eating the new moss I put in her enclosure today so I removed it, to which she clearly had an attitude!
 

KarenSoCal

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