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This is a young male sulcata about the size of a full grown desert tortoise, so maybe 8 or 9 years old. I have an ad running in the paper's "found" section. If I don't hear from the tortoise's owner, he will be up for adoption.

It is a no fee adoption, but I have to see the area where you plan to keep the tortoise so I can be sure he's going to a safe and sulcata-friendly home.
 

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Awesome! Im assuming the one standing is the one youre adopting. Who's the one on his back?
 

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Its the same tortoise, Jim. I only show the plastron for you to see its male.
 

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Sorry - :) -- viewing on my iPhone -- couldn't see that it was two pictures. Please pencil me in as "interested' - thanks
 

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Note to self, pencil jim as interested.
 

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Note to self (because dmmj always forgets to forward notes): change Jim's name on my EXCEL spread sheet from "jim" to "interested." :p
 

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How long, on average, does it take for pyramiding to subside? Assuming the right diet and sunlight regimen are implemented? And, is pyramiding a symptom of other ills for the tortoise?
 

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Pyramiding does not subside or reverse. It does tend to flatten out over time but it will always be there. It is mainly a symptom of improper housing for a tortoise. MBD can also occur, but that is also from an improper diet.
 

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I adopted this guy today from emysemys! It was great to meet you emysemys! I've named him "Ed Jones" Ed Jones is a guy who was a City Council member where I grew up 30 years ago in So Cal. I was visiting this past weekend, and Ed Jones is campaigning again to become a member of the City Council!! Seemed appropriate and sort of fun too! "Ed Jones"
 
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