Tortoise owner for 12 years

Gemini 16

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Colorado Springs
My tortoise name is Gemini, I somewhat kidnapped him from my sons 2nd grade teacher. She picked him up off a highway in Utah.
I worked at the school and watched how she was caring for him. It was all wrong!
He was in the wrong bedding, she fed him strawberry yogurt he had no light , and a giant dog bowel with water he could climb.
I observed he was not well.
I told her I was going to take to a vet, she didn’t object.
I took him and he was on deaths door.
I took him home with meds to inject set him up in pen that made sense fed him what wild tortoise eat , live bait and greens and he loves strawberries.
He has thrived in my care, I’m madly in love with him . I’m sure he’ll out live me. I’ve had him for 14 years.
Glad I’m here with you all.
 

Ink

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Virginia
Thank you for saving him. Pictures please
 

maggie3fan

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PacificNorthWest
Hey...this reads Tortoise contests...where's the contest??? lol...a moderator will move it...welcome... Sulcata rule...
 

Yvonne G

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Before I can move the thread to where it belongs, I need to know what species of tortoise this is. Please post a picture of it for me.
 
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