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New Owner Show-and-Tell!

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

  1. Oxalis

    Oxalis Well-Known Member

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    Hey, @HappyHermanns! I'm in the metro Detroit area too! Sounds like your gardens may benefit from some natives. They are more resilient to our crazy Michigan weather and perfect for our bugs and birds. Also perennials (plants that come back every season) save you even more hassle. ;) I've found plenty of Michigan natives that I've included in my tortoise garden. Here's my garden thread: http://www.tortoiseforum.org/thread...r-russian-tortoise-enclosure-and-garden.92343 It's been a lot of work to get going but there's always more tweaking to do as you go. :D

    Here is a list of Michigan native suppliers: http://www.mnppa.org/members.html We just this spring tried Wildtype Nursery in Mason and loved it. They were so helpful!

    The Native Plant Nursery in Ann Arbor has an awesome database too: http://www.nativeplant.com/plants/search/input
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    Thanks a lot for the info, ill check it out asap!
    Im on my phone now and while its handy, haha, its a pain to do research on. Lol
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    Soo cute!!
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    You can't use turtle wax on a tortoise lol , so a good scrub with a soft toothbrush really cleans them up Thortoise slept for a good hour after a bath might have been a little much for him today

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    Bath time usually scares my Russian into his hide. What a wuss!
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    Tortasaurus Rex finally eating from my hand! Had him for a few weeks!!
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    That first time!
    Precious moment. :)
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    Mmmm, tasty Opuntia! ^_^
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    Awe! How great! He's a cutie pie!! :<3:
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    Saw this pretty rude in the garden and said to myself I bet I can make a pretty dish for Thortoise so I did because my inner tortoise nerd controls me and I think he loved it

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    Aww, very nice. I think he loved it too!!
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    Yum! It looks like he is sold! Ha
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    Showing my little addition, cherry head tortoise 4 months old! Telling you I am obsessed with her. Finally decided on Koopa as her name. Excited to be a part of the tortoise family

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    Too cute! :D I can see why you're obsessed!
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    You asked for it all my tortoises.

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    And that's all folks . hahahahaha

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    Beautiful collection, Mike.:)
    You lucky chap.
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    Thank you Sir. I'm working on new space for more . Hahahahaha
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    Roger Loves to play outside & is stoked about turning 1 month!!

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    Only a month old?! Boy, those sulcatas grow quickly! :eek:
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