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New Owner Show-and-Tell!

Discussion in 'Tortoise Photos & Videos' started by Nephelle, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Nephelle

    Nephelle Well-Known Member

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    DON'T BE CONCERNED WITH THE TITLE OF THIS THREAD. IF YOU ARE AN "OLD OWNER" WITH FUN PICTURES OR STORIES TO SHARE, PLEASE DO!

    Hey new owners!

    Yeah, you :) The ones with 100's of tortoise pictures on your phones and so many funny tortoise stories to tell!

    As a brand new tortoise mom, I am experiencing that new-parent excitement where you want to talk about your baby All. The. Time. And I know I can't be the only one! So, I am starting this thread as a place to share the joys, the excitement, the wonders and the worries of being a new owner. And I want to hear all about yours, too!

    Please feel free to post pictures of your torts, give updates on how they're doing, tell funny stories, talk about your current and future plans, and any other interesting tidbits you've picked up along the way!


    Requests For Participation in this Thread:

    DO NOT OFFER OR ASK FOR MEDICAL OR HEALTH ADVICE HERE. This includes (but is not limited to): Health issues, hibernation/brumation questions, supplements, temperature/humidity/lighting recommendations, etc.

    Note - If you would just like to talk about going through these issues, however, feel free!

    BE RESPECTFUL AND KIND.

    STAY ON TOPIC.

    REFER ALL IMPROVEMENT SUGGESTIONS TO ANOTHER THREAD.

    Example:

    ILuvSpaceTorts - "Hi everyone! I'm thinking of building my tortoise enclosure on the moon! Here's a picture of my Redfoot, Buzz, in his astronaut suit, eating freeze-dried ice cream."

    Reply - "Hi SpaceTorts! If you would be willing to make a post in the Enclosures Section, I would love to share some tips and tricks with you about your enclosure!"


    Easy done :)

    Get it? Got it? Good!

    Let the Show and Tell begin!
  2. Nephelle

    Nephelle Well-Known Member

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    Rutibegga Well-Known Member

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    Have had my "tiny dinosaur" since August. I adore this little guy! These photos are posted elsewhere on this forum, but in a thread specific to him in the Redfoot section. Meet Trogdor the Burninator!

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    Nephelle Well-Known Member

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    YAY Rutibegga!!! Thank you for joining this thread! :D:D

    Hello Trogdor! That is an awesome name for a very handsome little man! And holy wow, just from the one pic your enclosure looks amazing and beautiful. I'm already so curious about what plants you're using in there!

    I start every morning with a "hello my tiny dinosaur", too :) Can't wait to hear more about his adventures :<3:
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    Rutibegga Well-Known Member

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    The small grassy stuff is a weed seed mix: dandelion, clover, and testudo mix from Tortoise supply. The plants behind are a Prayer Plant and something commonly called "mother in law's tongue." All tort safe, the weeds obviously being specifically for snacking purposes. (I reseed about weekly).

    The enclosure is 4x3 on level one, about about 18 in by 4ft on the second level. Hopefully we can get a year or two out of it before we need to upgrade!
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    I love this!

    Mac approved!
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    What a gorgeous tort! Nice name too!
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    Thank you!
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    Mac is cute! And he looks like he's off on an adventure.
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    I LOVE THIS!
    He's always off on an adventure! lol

    I just bought a cherry head and i am so so excited! I want to build some sort of "tropical oasis" and that's the feel i get from your pix! Awesome!
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    So many cute babies! I just gave Millie a bath. Usually when she poops in her bath, she puts her head back into her shell and pushes. Today, she just stared at me. We have reached a new level.

    This picture is of the bath, sans poop. IMG_2743.jpg
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    Millie is gorgeous! So small and cute!!!!!! She looks so clean compared to my Mac, who looks all rugged and outdoorsy
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    image.jpeg This is beastie. He's not a baby anymore but he is MY baby if you know what I mean. He's a gorgeous little boy :)
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    I'm going to nominate you to be a moderator. This is very good!
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    BO, Aldabran tortoise

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    Jesse - male desert tortoise with his gular filed off

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    Duc - Manouria emys emys

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    Magumba, Manouria emys emys

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    SO - male Aldabran tortoise

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    Female YF tortoise

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    OOPS!!! HOW'D THAT GET IN THERE?
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    Right?! She's pretty awesome!
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    This is Francis enjoying the warm sunshine a few months ago.
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    Beastie is such a nice tort!
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    She has such a cute face and her shell is purrty
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