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    My dear sweet Kenji

    He is such a cutie!
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    Shade Cloth

    Thank you! We made it. We used a culvert with the bottom cut out so they can lay on the cool dirt. We then used landscaping timbers to build a frame around it, filled it with dirt, and planted things.
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    Shade Cloth

    I was afraid of this. I didn't want to spend a lot on them in case they were destroyed quickly. The umbrellas were already tried and destroyed. They lasted a while (1.5 years) but only because I would run outside and close them. I thought I'd try these next before building a wooden shade...
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    Shade Cloth

    They have more that aren't pictured. They are around the turns.
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    Shade Cloth

    I recently got a job after being home for five years. That means I won’t be spraying my tortoises down during the day and dumping and refilling their waters during the day. I had bought them these shade cloths on sale during the summer for $16 each. I just hadn’t gotten around to using them...
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    Russian Tortoise - feed or not to feed

    I have weeds planted in our Russian's yard for him to graze as he pleases. I also offer Mazuri weekly and if I have some greens in the fridge, I'll bring him out a deserved treat as well. So I recommend daily if yours doesn't have access to growing weeds.
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    Never knew a lizard could be so funny!

    Yep! She was my fave character in that movie.
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    Never knew a lizard could be so funny!

    We are safe. Thank you for asking. We had wind and rain but not too much. Only lost power for 30 minutes. 2.5 hours from us is a different story. Devastation. Emogene uses Disney characters for her pets’ names. Joanna is a lizard from the Rescuers Down Under. You are correct, a leash won’t...
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    Never knew a lizard could be so funny!

    My daughter Emogene has a skink named Joanna. She is sweet.
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    He was very interested in that other tortoise and kept “booping” him. I made sure it was no longer hot. My electric kettle died so I have to bring out hot water from the house to the barn for soakings.
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    MAZURI and rats

    It is snap traps set inside a box so nothing else can get to them. It has two 1 inch entrances on two sides. You set four traps in it and close the lid. The mice love a dark place and go inside. They also go where other mice have been, so the smell left from the previous mice draws them in...
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    MAZURI and rats

    I am having the same problem. I want a rat snake so badly on our farm, but no such luck yet. We set out traps. I got one mouse that night. I want to build a rat trap box. I've heard it is very successful.
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    Need Ideas

    I need plant ideas. I planted a spineless cactus, purslane, and hibiscus in one of the torts shady hide/planter boxes. Today I added 8 small planter boxes to the outside of their fence. I had lots of extra wood and already had all the planters. What would you plant in it? I live in...
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    COLD DARK ROOM

    Awe! We have 7 ducks. They only come after me for food. They aren’t fans of us holding them. It doesn’t stop my five year old from trying though. We raised four of them from ducklings and bought three full grown because we needed more females for our two males. Did Peeps wear a diaper inside?
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    COLD DARK ROOM

    So pretty!
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