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Using a Sulcata as a Serving Table (Thoughts)

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Is it Unethical to Drink Beer Served from the Back of a Tortoise?

  1. Yes. It's a Great Idea.

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  2. No. Only nachos, the weight of the liquid and glass might cause unnecessary stress.

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  1. KhairulTort

    KhairulTort New Member

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    Hypothetically, if I was having a garden party on a hot summer day, could I create a platform harness of some form that I could rig up to my sulcata which would act as a table. I would like to serve beers from his back.

    SULCATA BEER PARTY.

    Blueprint submissions and suggestions encouraged.

    He's currently 6 months old. Just thinking long term. Thank you. God bless.
  2. Chubbs the tegu

    Chubbs the tegu Well-Known Member

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    Sulcata: “hopefully he quits drinking by the time i get that big” haha
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    OMG that is a terrible thought! Much ttoo heavy! I would go with a snack tray like chips and salsa or for weirdos maybe a vegetable tray![​IMG]
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    jsheffield Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    This came into my head the moment I saw the thread title...

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    In my youth, before I knew better, when I was studying abroad in Ecuador, we visited the Galapagos Islands and a number of us rode, at the insistence of our licensed guide (who swore it wouldn't hurt the beast), on the back of one of the giant tortoises on the big island.

    Jamie
  5. KhairulTort

    KhairulTort New Member

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    This is an epic idea. This, or a sombrero. With a bowl in the top. You’re blowing my mind.
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    KhairulTort New Member

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    Riding a tortoise is next level. But yeah bad for obvious reasons.
    I’m not rethinking this.
    10 years from now I’m going to 3D print a custom tortoise table
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I think 10 years from now you'll probably have changed your mind:

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    Wow. Can imagine the cussing you did when you saw the damage to that wall!! Have only got a Hermanns, thank the lord.
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    People don't get it, that cute and tiny baby will grow up to be a mini-bulldozer!
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    Jenna kamenski Active Member

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    I’ve always loved the picture of the Sulcata going through the wall lol
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    HERE’S JOHNNY!
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    Jenna kamenski Active Member

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    Hahahahah exactly
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    Just put a glass top on that table and perfect for him to serve beer at ur party
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    Cowboy_Ken Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Or a slab of highly polished beautiful log round slab.
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    Dumb idea. Very unstable platform.
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    What if we had a gyroscopic stabilisation system to compensate for the walking tortoise?

    How do you feel about tortoise chip and dips?
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    I think you could mount a gimballed table to maintain the drinks without spilling...



    Jamie
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