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Sulcata baby looking for a new home.

Discussion in 'Bartering and Trades' started by Turningstar, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Turningstar

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    Approximately 8-9 month old sulcata baby for adoption to knowledgeable tortoise home.
    I got him July 3rd, 2018, from The Turtle Source. I am looking for someone with experience who would like to take him and give him more time than I have to get him to thrive.
    Please feel free to take the time and go through my previous posts about the tortoises we bought. I have bought all the correct foods (opuntia, testudo seed mix, clover seed, mazuri, rep cal, endive and escarole, etc.), purchased the correct lighting and heating CHEs, built a huge closed chamber tank for them, etc. Despite all this, he has only gained 5 grams in 4 months. He walks around, eats, poops, and even self soaks occasionally. My thermostat stopped working one night last week and the tank temp dropped to 65. He blew a couple of nose bubbles that day, but I raised the tank temp a little and started soaking in pedialyte. He seems to be fine now.

    I am hoping someone knowledgeable near me would like to take him on and give him more time than I have, and give him a better chance to grow. Had I realized that baby torts would require so much, I wouldnt have gotten them, already having 3 kids of my own to care for 24/7.

    I will include all his food and calcium, vitamin powder, food and water bowls.
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    Are you willing to ship him? Are you asking for money or just adopting him out?
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    Im not asking for money. I just want someone with experience who understands what kind of care he needs.
    Im not sure about shipping. Ive never shipped live animals to anyone. If I can find out the best way to ship and keep him warm, then yes, as long as its not all the way across the country.
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    I live in Youngstown Ohio. I currently have two salcatas. I also have a very large back yard for when they are big enough to keep them outside. My two are in for the winter but spend summer outside in a pen. This small one will need to be housed inside until it gets bigger. Let me know if you find out abou the shipping.
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    I will. Thanks.
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