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  1. TortMom6

    ID help please!

    But I was already suspicious about which species it was, so I figured I would start there, then figure out the legality of it. I think I'll look into a rescue organization. I just happened to come across that ad and I couldn't resist.
  2. TortMom6

    ID help please!

    That was going to be my next question if it turned out to be a desert tortoise. I was pretty sure there was some laws regarding the selling of this species, and I certainly wouldn't want to do something illegal.
  3. TortMom6

    ID help please!

    Thank you so much!
  4. TortMom6

    ID help please!

    Really! The people I'm buying him from said he was a desert tortoise. But I was suspicious
  5. TortMom6

    ID help please!

    Can anyone ID this tortoise please. I don't have pictures of the underside. Thank you
  6. TortMom6

    Is chia (Salvia hispanica) safe for tortoises?

    Thank you. You're right, I definitely only recognized the sprouts!
  7. TortMom6

    Is chia (Salvia hispanica) safe for tortoises?

    Is chia (Salvia hispanica) safe for tortoises? I thought about getting a Chia Pet for my tortoises enclosure as his Christmas present, but wanted to make sure it was safe first. When I put the scientific name into the Tortoise Table it says it's safe, but the picture looks like a flower. Thanks
  8. TortMom6

    Tortoises Christmas Presents

    Is chia (Salvia hispanica) safe for tortoises? I thought about getting a Chia Pet for my tortoises enclosure as his Christmas present, but wanted to make sure it was safe first. When I put the scientific name into the Tortoise Table it says it's safe, but the picture looks like a flower.
  9. TortMom6

    Tortoises Christmas Presents

    I was thinking maybe a new rock "girlfriend" for my box turtle.
  10. TortMom6

    Tortoises Christmas Presents

    That's a really good idea. My box turtle will be especially pleased with some fruit. When I first got him I gave him fruit way way to frequently. Then I found this forum and a local Turtle and Tortoise club and learned that fruit isn't good. So I stopped giving fruit, but I'm sure as a once...
  11. TortMom6

    Tortoises Christmas Presents

    That's really cool, and super dedicated. She'll love them I'm sure.
  12. TortMom6

    Tortoises Christmas Presents

    It's that time of year again! Christmas! And per my usual MO I haven't finished shopping yet. All the humans are done, but I still haven't got any thing for my shelled babies. So, I am wondering what do you all get your tortoises for Christmas? Do you get them anything at all? I have a...
  13. TortMom6

    Turtle is streatching neck, gaping, and making the sound!

    I'm really glad he's still doing well. It sucks he had some bad days, but I'm happy he perked up, even if it wasn't nasally pleasant. You might have posted the answer to this and I forgot. Did you ever get a firm diagnosis on The Turtle? I hope you, your family, and The Turtle have a happy...
  14. TortMom6

    New Turtoise Mom

    I've always used a terracotta plant saucer for water when they're small and a reptile water bowl big enough to soak in when they're adults, so don't know if a heater would be needed for the water. But I love the idea of what you've done with the water area. I'm glad he's eating now. All my...
  15. TortMom6

    New Turtoise Mom

    Hi Fred! Gorgeous set up! The only thing I'd recommend is to keep a close eye on your new baby with the smaller rocks. The ones in the picture where he/she is under the hide. I know from experience that box turtles love to put everything in their mouths, they're worst than 2 year olds. They're...
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