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Val the Russian

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Dru Reeves, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Dru Reeves

    Dru Reeves New Member

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    Hello, new to the forum. We have lots of
    Reptile experience but recently ended up with a Russian Tort as a rescue.

    Our main emphasis is on chameleons (we have several different species from Pygmy to Melleri). We also have several species of geckos and other assorted reps. I run a large chameleon specific group on Facebook (Chameleon Central USA).

    Anyway, we have become very attached to Val. She's an amazing, active girl and has been a real joy. I have woodworking skills and will be building her a Tort table this weekend. I'll incorporate a hide, basking spots, and T5 HO 10.0 lighting.

    I'll take pics as I go along with the build and post.

    Good to be here!
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    Welcome to the Forum, Dru!

    If someone held a gun to my head and said I absolutely HAD to have a lizard, Chameleon would be the one I would choose. I love their "hands" and the look on their face.
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    They are amazing animals for sure! We love them.
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    If you want to see some of our animals, look up Reeves Curly Tail Chameleons on Facebook.
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    Warning: Torts are like "Lays " chips you can't have just one , you'll get addicted to them !
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    The same with chameleons! You'll end up with a room that looks like this...
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    Or like this!

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    Wow, this is really cool ! You're doing a great job. Welcome here and welcome to Val (we have almost the same name ;))
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    Hello, Dru, and a very warm welcome to Tortoise Forum to you and Val. :)
    And all the other critters!
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    Welcome to the forum!
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