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    What types of tortoises do you own? Favorites?

    He only gets a strawberry or two a week ;) I've got a lot of birds. Ducks, swans, peacocks, exotic pheasants, doves, turkeys...
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    What types of tortoises do you own? Favorites?

    I have a ten year old sulcata that I acquired last year. He was very shy at first but has really come out of his shell (pun intended). He is curious and will come over to people and dogs standing outside his enclosure. If I sit on the ground he'll crawl up into my lap. His days mostly...
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    Mailbox Mice

    Or a raven. Someone brought me a raven that is unreleasable due to a messed up wing and that thing catches more mice than my cats do.
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    Nick says 'Happy 4th!x

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    Mazuri On Sale

    Mazuri tortoise food is on sale buy 2 get 1 free right now on Chewy. Free shipping too. He's been getting a different brand so hopefully he'll accept the change. I feed Mazuri to my waterfowl and they seem to like it.
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    Killer Tortoise

    I have some mice out there. I wish he would eat those.
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    Killer Tortoise

    Maybe it is a territorial/ breeding season thing. He closely cohabitated with little birds earlier in the year with no problem.
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    Killer Tortoise

    Here he is in his winter home. I keep coturnix quail and raised some turkey poults in the greenhouse where his overwintering spot is. They would frequently come into his room and use him like a jungle gym and cuddle up to him to sleep. There was never any sign of hostility which is why his...
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    Killer Tortoise

    My guinea hen hatched out 16 chicks yesterday and today a couple of them were found dead/mangled. The usual suspects are the peacocks or swans or perhaps even one of the other guineas. But no, my sulcata Nick was witnessed grabbing one of the chicks with his mouth then pulling his head and...
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    Lap dog? How about a lap tortoise?

    Luckily, I wear heavy duty pants.
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    Lap dog? How about a lap tortoise?

    Went out to check on the birds and give Nick a shell scritch this afternoon. I sat down next to him and he decided to crawl up on me. I felt honored.Lap tort
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    Best Turtles for 22,000 gallon Pond in Northern Virginia

    Maybe she was marching for tortoise rights :) I got Nick (Saint Nicholas) from a family last September. They purchased him from one of the local pet stores as a baby about 10 years ago. He had become a little too large for them and they thought he would be happier at our aviary. They must...
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    Best Turtles for 22,000 gallon Pond in Northern Virginia

    When I saw this I had flashbacks to Nick falling in my pond about a month ago. He was given to me with the understanding that there was a large pond in the enclosure and I wasn't sure how he would fare if he ever fell in. He wasn't in his shed like he usually is first thing in the morning and...
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    Cruelty beyond words... please adopt him in California!

    Last summer a couple of kids (teenagers) broke in to my aviary and violently killed a dozen birds (ripped their heads off). They both got slaps on the wrist and will probably move on to even worse offenses in the future. Some people are just sick and our society does not do a good job at...
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    Greetings from Walla Walla

    Hello there. Looks like I made his room too tall but I wanted something that I could go in and clean. I guess I'll have to make a smaller room inside the larger room.
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