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Tortoise Sweaters?

Discussion in 'Debatable Topics' started by Versace, Feb 3, 2018.

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Do you approve of Tortoise Sweaters?

  1. Yes

    17 vote(s)
    58.6%
  2. No

    12 vote(s)
    41.4%
  1. Versace

    Versace Member

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    Do you approve of sweaters / turtle toppers for your tortoise? Why or why not?


    Personally, I love them. Jasper has several for every occasion and he quite likes them. I don’t ever keep them on for more than 20 minutes at a time, and only use them a few times a month, but they’re cute and he seems to like them. I’m interested to see what everyone else thinks

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    These are just a few of Jasper’s that I got on Etsy :)
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    Bambam1989 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's fine to put an outfit on for a quick photo. I think it becomes a "not ok!" If you expect the tort to wear it for any amount of time.. opinion has been given! Muahaha
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    I agree with Bambam1989
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    They are freaking adorable!!! But like you it would probably just be on long enough for a couple photos.
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    I don't really like them. I feel like my Spunky would get super stressed when I'm putting it on, and it might even bother him afterwards. I do think they're cute, so maybe one or two pics would be fine but I wouldn't do it personally.
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    Oh, yes. I think they’re a fine occasional thing. It also depends on your tortoise’s temperament and personality. Definitely a personal decision, I’d say.. but Jasper is absolutely adorable! :<3:
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    I can't imagine your tortoise would actually like them. I think he probably doesn't notice them. They do look very cute, though. Charlie's favorite article of clothing is a coat of mud.
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    vladimir Well-Known Member

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    Any pics of Charlie in the latest tortoise mud fashion styles?
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    Big Charlie Well-Known Member

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    Every time i see a pic of one, i think "how tasteless".
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    I love tortoise sweaters! My tortoise loves them
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Just curious - how can you tell he loves them?
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    Because when I put it on the ground he crawls right to it and he sticks out his neck when it is on him
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    I still say they are fine. Any owner dumb enough to leave them on long enough for them to interfere with their absorption of heat/uvb has a tort with much bigger problems. That would be the same owner who feeds them iceberg lettuce and a ton of fruit with a 20 gallon tank.

    Check this one out...even as a guy, I can't help the word "awww".

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/539366...ch_query=tortoise sweater&ref=sr_gallery-1-33
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    Is it possible rather than loving it, maybe he thinks you're setting down something edible. Since he associates you with putting food down for him.
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    I think their hilarious, I love seeing the pictures.
    If you think he enjoys it and that makes you happy then go with it.
    Just don't over do it.
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    Awww, how cute!!! My Ernie has a few of them, she doesn't mind them, but she's only got them on for a few mins for photo ops, then I take them off her.
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    Why would he want to eat a mushroom?
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    The other day I was wiping out my tortoises enclosure with a damp washcloth. Just then my parents came over and I dropped everything to put the dog in the kennel so he would not jump on them. When I went back to what I was doing I did not realize I left the washcloth in his enclosure. He was trying to eat the washcloth. Why would he try to eat the washcloth? I think they're just curious...
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    One time I was holding Vlad in my lap when he was about 5 pounds and he took a taste if my t-shirt
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