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Three-week Old Sulcata Enjoying Sunshine & Lunch

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Maro2Bear, Jun 11, 2014.

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  1. Toddrickfl1

    Toddrickfl1 Well-Known Member Tortoise Club

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    He's a beast! Beautiful Sully! The name of this thread has become quite deceiving lol
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  2. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Agree on the thread title. I just tried to keep all of the updates on Sully here... but yes, now Four Year Old Sully......
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    Toddrickfl1 Well-Known Member Tortoise Club

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    I just started a thread like this for my RF. I didn't keep one and update it like this we when I got him.
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  4. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Yes....it’s good to have one status page where you can just add daily, weekly, monthly updates. Much easier to keep account of whats been happening with your tort. Good luck.
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  5. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Greetings all. It’s hot hot and hotter here on the East Coast of the US coupled with record breaking humidity and heat index levels. Hovering 105-110F. Grass has been growing as are the weeds and everything else since we had more than 15 inches of rain this Spring. Rain, coupled with heat means it’s all growing!

    Our Sully has been enjoying full time outside housing for months now, mowing his garden nicely on a daily basis. Can't get enough dandelions, plantains, or good old weeds. Loves Rose of Sharon (Alethea) better than Mazuri. Honest. Not as fond of Muscadine grape leave cuttings that we have in abundance. I think he’s very disappointed when he bites in thinking the grape leaves are rose of sharon.

    Turned on the sprinkler and cut some Rose of Sharon clippings...and out Sully comes...

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    Caught with a Mouthful

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    A Full Frontal View - Posing

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    Ok, Another Angle

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  6. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Just a quick pix update,

    • How our Sully spends most of his time...just watching time go by. Watching the grass grow. Watching additional food stuffs being added to his area...grape leaves, rose of sharon, corn husks, grass clippings, banana leaves, squash blossoms, etc.

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  7. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Our Sully continues to enjoy the high heat and humidity of our Maryland Summer. Feeding lots of mowed grass, grass in his enclosure, banana leaves, Rose of Sharon, Mulberry, some corn on the cob complete with husks, kale and anything else thats edible.

    A daily nice spray of water is also appreciated...

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    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Ok.. a quick snack!

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    Wow, he made short work of that. Looking beautiful as always.
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  10. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks!
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    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Greetings All

    We started this Summer off with a drought....grass and weeds turning brown and no vegetative growth. But then the tides changed, the weather patterns changed, and now we are about 15 inches ABOVE normal with heavy rains every few days. Cant find a dry day to cut the grass.

    That said, our Sully is enjoying the very high temperatures in the 90’s, coupled with rain and high humidity. Seems to know when it’s going to pour down ‘cause that's when Sully will exit his house and graze and play in the mud puddles.

    A pix from this afternoon’s rain...

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  12. Maro2Bear

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    Greetings All.

    Summer in its last stretch here in Maryland, but the temps continue to hover in the 90’s coupled with high humidity (yuck). The good thing is plenty of grass, weeds and flowers.

    Sully out grazing and enjoying the heat and Summer’s bounty.

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    African Sulcata Out Enjoying Summer’s Weeds and Grass, August 2018



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    Enjoying Marsh Mallow Flowers, August 2018

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    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Ahh, look at him! You're not incredibly far from me, Im about 20 mins from Hagerstown. Hes gorgeous! I just posted pictures of my two on a thread called "Karsi and Pyp".
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    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Very cool! I’ll make sure to check your thread out. Good luck with TWO monsters!
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    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Greetings

    Like a broken record here in Maryland... hot and humid. Luckily we have received plenty of thunderstorms to keep things green. Hot and humid meant another good soaking and garden walkies for Sully.

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    Wow, seeing him in the tub really shows how big he is. I think that's the same tub we use for Vlad

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    hope you don't mind a picture :)
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  18. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Yep...same cement mixing tub! It’s time for me to upsize and get the next larger one. Wish they were cheaper, but they are handy for plenty of other household projects. Your Sully looks great.
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    I didn't know they made them larger - I have a 7 gallon and a 14 gallon. I'll have to keep an eye out for the bigger ones.

    Thanks! Sully is quite the tortoise also :tort:
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    So beautiful! I can’t wait till mine gets big!
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