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  1. K8E K

    Yet another ask for help with plant ID😛

    Anyone have an idea? Having trouble with this one. Inside the circle naturally growing, a portion in bottom photo
  2. K8E K

    COLD DARK ROOM

    🥵🔥 No one has air conditioning here, so when it's 80 everyone complains 🤔
  3. K8E K

    COLD DARK ROOM

    Hah! Nah, just Oakland with beach and sandy soil 😛 my heat bill appreciates that the tortoise night boxes never have to work too hard to stay warm, but the Russian would probably appreciate what you've got going on there more than the fog we have today!
  4. K8E K

    COLD DARK ROOM

    😂 I mean, free housing in the bay area... Can't beat Alcatraz🤔 we're in Alameda. 60 degrees here while everything else heats up 🥶
  5. K8E K

    Birds, birds, birds...

    Ugh, that does suck. Too much trouble to return but trouble enough to replace parts. Hopefully they gave you some $ back!
  6. K8E K

    COLD DARK ROOM

    Yeah, we're on an island and the dirt is super sandy, I think that's the one spot they get some nutrients. We get about 22" of rain a year, so maybe not as much as they might like, we get about five bunches of little bananas a year. I don't remember what variety they are...
  7. K8E K

    Birds, birds, birds...

    Here's our rescue pigeons and one of the young chickens that snuck into the shot... 😂
  8. K8E K

    Birds, birds, birds...

    I've seen those on ebay, glad to hear they're pretty solid! Looks nice.
  9. K8E K

    COLD DARK ROOM

    I had some tiny little things I was going to have as a houseplant, but was killing them off one by one. So by the last one, I figured, eh, I'll just throw it in the chicken coop so it can have a nice death (well, really, so I don't have to watch it die...). 10 years later it's almost as tall as...
  10. K8E K

    OK, give me the reality check

    Appreciate this. SIP is messing with me- usually I like to think I'm more rational 😜I'll keep on appreciating sulcatas from afar and keep on enjoying the other species I have 🙂
  11. K8E K

    OK, give me the reality check

    Hah, yes, I would be happy to foster, you're spot on- these orgs don't foster (which I suppose makes a bit of sense- might be hard to double check on correct care)? I didn't plan for a sulcata necessarily, but I have others that have similar care and always have extra stuff on hand just in case...
  12. K8E K

    OK, give me the reality check

    Alll right. This is a ramble/question/request for a reality check. I generally keep up with a few animal rescues close to me, mostly because I volunteer when I can and also just really like "animal people" and my day job is suuuper different. With the pandemic of course it's a little bonkers-...
  13. K8E K

    Really?!?

    If I were looking at homes and it said "comes with tortoise" that would be the end of discussion, found our home 😂 Clearly, meant to be...😏
  14. K8E K

    How do you deal with a very large dead tortoise?

    Sorry about Bob 😭 and thank you for the response, I had been wondering what people do.
  15. K8E K

    How do you deal with a very large dead tortoise?

    What do you do with a very large (80+ lb) tortoise that dies? This is thankfully totally hypothetical on my end- just curious. Just thinking about the size hole if you were to bury 😬 My grandparents were dairy farmers and if a cow died they'd move it to a separate field and leave it for the...
  16. K8E K

    Recommendation for getting a care sheet changed at a pet store

    It does in some sense feel a lot better to know that at some point, it really had this good reputation for a reason! And not to say that there's any ill intent there (or on my end), I am definitely holding them to a different standard than I would really any of the other random pet stores that...
  17. K8E K

    Recommendation for getting a care sheet changed at a pet store

    Thanks, this actually makes me feel better, in a way. I'm ok with being dismissed- and I feel better passing along the care sheets you and others created here, just for my own edification I may do that. If nothing else, maybe it would make it reallllly really easy to update and lower the inertia...
  18. K8E K

    Recommendation for getting a care sheet changed at a pet store

    Yeah, I totally get that, too- their house their rules. It just bums me out, I guess- and it sucks to not feel useful in the face of so much misinformation (or at least, not great information?). And maybe it irks me that they have such positive reviews when their tortoises seem so poorly. PetCo...
  19. K8E K

    Recommendation for getting a care sheet changed at a pet store

    We have a reptile "specialty" store in the East Bay California that people loooooove. I quite honestly suspect it's the air of expertise that is lovingly stoked. They keep several species of tortoises and they're all badly pyramided, in small, hot cages, many in sand, many without water. The...
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