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Some pics of my Torts.

Discussion in 'Tortoise Photos & Videos' started by Benito, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Benito

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    Ivory Sulcatas from Richard Fife
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    Also have 5 Sudanese Sulcatas and 1 normal with a bit of an attitude. But healthy as a horse.
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    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. You keep the Hermanni locales together? Or just for that picture?
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    Yes I do for the winter. I s.eperate male and females to avoid Apulia breeding with Tuscany as an example. Want to keep their locale bloodlines pure
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    Wow. They are beautiful. Love following your posts. Can't wait to see what they look like when they are grown.
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    Oh good lord...reading this thread is making me wonder what I have gotten myself into with getting a male and a female lol. You could seriously open a dedicated tort adoption agency...that is a TRUCK load of torts haha.
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    Great pics. I also have an ivory and a het from Richard Fife. They'll be one year old in March. Where did you get your Adalbras? And have you ever considered a Galapagos?
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    Got my Aldabras from Sam at Floridaiguana he is great and always answers my calls. For them at 5.5 inches 2 months apart. Would like aGallop but I don't have the required permits and from the people I know who have one they are not as friendly I hear.
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    That is a awesome collection of torts. Nice setup
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    Thanks. Just added 5 Western Hermanns tortoises to it yesterday.
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    How did you build your cold frames? Do you use a thermostat inside to control the temp?
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    20170603_194738.jpg 20170603_194738.jpg Resized_20170520_132903.jpeg 20170520_132756.jpg 2017-06-02_07-54-26.jpg 20170520_132756.jpg I just did it by eye and and built 5 at the same time. I don't have it on a thermostat. I have 250 red heat lamps in there and it's on a Wi-Fi controlled yard stake. So during the spring,summer and early fall when the temps fall i use my phone to turn them on when I am not home.
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    Alright so I have 2 yearling golden Greeks and Chris Leone suggested a cold frame for my outdoor enclosure. So I guess I’ll just use the heat lamp and turn it on and off. What do you think
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    Wifi yard stake only cost me 35 on amazon. Like knowing that I can turn it in and off even when I am at work. I am paranoid about stuff so I like things warm. I am in NJ so temps fluctuate frequently
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    Alright sounds good to me. I think
    I’ll get one. Anything else you suggest for my outdoor pen
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    Predator proof walls and a heavy lid with chicken wire, large water dish and a few places to hide and get out of the sun.. don't forget to soak them regularly. Chris is the man to ask really. He does this for a living I know almost nothing compared to him. Good luck with them!
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    Yep last year I had bird netting over the whole enclosure. But this year I am building lids and using chicken wire as the tops. Last year I took boards on the edges and made a overhang on all four sides for shade.
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    What locality? I got three new Sardinians yesterday.
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    Ragusa, Mt. Etna, and Varoise France was my last 5
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    Have Apulia,Tuscany,Madonie Sicily, Nebrodi,Ragusa, Varoise , and Mt. Etna
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