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Recent content by Sulcata_Sandy

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    Looking To Adopt in Oregon

    I'm in Amity and I just picked up another rescue today from a school teacher who saved him from a classroom of 2nd graders. He'll be ready for adoption soon. He's an approx 9 year old Ibera Greek. You can have all the equipment he came with. I slowed down my rescue operation when I moved and...
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    Kinixys belliana nogueyi discussion

    We've actually had several generous offers of donations for her to go to various places she could be bred to help preserve the species. Again. Not my decision, and for now she is just learning about her new "home" while I make sure she is healthy and happy and well fed. In the interim, we wish...
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    Kinixys belliana nogueyi discussion

    Notice the drill hole? She was TEATHERED at some point. Jerks! I've not heard of that practice in many, many years. Makes me wonder how old she is.
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    Kinixys belliana nogueyi discussion

    Now continuing on with our little rescue lady, who had created quite a stir, is doing better than I expected. She's active, eating, basking, wallowing, climbing. Very curious. I took photos today outside. She got a bath and a chance to inspect the side yard. I wanted to show more photos of...
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    We are just so overrun with tortoises, the thought of making more is freaky. But we do...

    We are just so overrun with tortoises, the thought of making more is freaky. But we do understand the difference of maintaining a species. With that said, I have no idea where this planet stands in regards to the Belliana. Seems other Kinixys are not so rare. So while I'm putting weight on...
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    Hi Jacqui. Seems this little HB rescue has been creating quite a stir. I joined a FB HB group...

    Hi Jacqui. Seems this little HB rescue has been creating quite a stir. I joined a FB HB group and they are going nuts about having her in the Kinixys Conservancy. I just need to learn a bit more. I think Josette and her husband (who own the actual rescue that "owns" her) are open to...
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    My first elongated (rescue)

    Her basking area (which I find her in every morning now) is at 84 on the top of her carapace. Ambient is 74-76. There are lots of fake plants to hide and explore. She seems more curious with me now. I added a larger wallow dish and she was just in there drinking. I have the afternoon off...
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    My first elongated (rescue)

    Until I learn more about her species, I'm basically duplicating my Redfoot viv. Is that appropriate? Feeding the same as well (for now)
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    My first elongated (rescue)

    Jacqui would definitely be my first choice if/when placement is needed. However, she is actually "property" of Slow Movers Rescue and Resort, and my position with her is more of a foster/rehab basis (I operate Oregon Tortoise Rescue and Rehab). They are considering keeping her as a permanent...
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    My first elongated (rescue)

    Nevermind, I see it's been done! I'm slow and exhausted from working 2 14 hour days in a row, plus new tortoise!
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    My first elongated (rescue)

    @Josh Can is be moved (and renamed) to Hingeback section?
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    My first elongated (rescue)

    Thanks so much people! I really appreciate the expert ID. I'm actually more excited it's a Hingeback. Interesting addendum....this is a small town. Rather rural. 3-4 years ago I was contacted by a client of the vet hospital I work for. He had 2 torts and wanted to rehome one (small yard, not...
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    Pretend Chat 2.14

    Well, looks like my "Elongated" is more a Hingeback. Still COOL! I was told Elongated and she does look like those in photos. Anyone here want to take a gander at her? I posted everything in the Elongated section. If she is indeed a Hingeback, I know this tortoise (small town, gotta be the...
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