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  1. TylerStewart

    Facebook giveaway contest!

    We have started doing periodic giveaway contests on our facebook page to anyone that has purchased a tortoise in the past from us. The last contest only ended up with 21 entries, I think, and the winner got a box full of tortoise stuff probably worth almost $100, shipped free. We are trying to...
  2. TylerStewart

    Exploding Eggs (Hermann’s)

    We do about 60% water weight ratio to dry vermiculite (600g water to 1000g vermiculite, for example). A lot of our hermanns hatch out of the ground, however, and aren't in a controlled incubation by us. They should hatch around 65 days (temps in the 85-89 range), but after about 80-90 days, bad...
  3. TylerStewart

    Raven Warning

    It's a property I bought in 2010 when the market crashed, I got it for nothing. It's about 5 miles from my house in a straight line. The neighbors up there are very aware of things in my area, and once a month will call me and tell me there's a truck lingering around out there, and they'll go...
  4. TylerStewart

    Raven Warning

    I don't think they'd fall for scarecrows, they will land nearby if I'm there moving around, I don't think they'd care if there was a scarecrow. I just won't leave smaller tortoises exposed like that, after rodents in 2017, coyotes in 2018 and now this, I'd be embarrassed to admit how many...
  5. TylerStewart

    Raven Warning

    Saw a thread earlier about birds being a problem or not, but figured I'd post this as a new thread rather than a reply to that (which was a few weeks old) so it was a little more visible. Probably a month ago, I bought a few Southern Ibera Greeks from a breeder we all know in the Northeast. I...
  6. TylerStewart

    How early can you see pyramiding?

    Clarification here, this tortoise was from early 2018.... I don't remember giving you a hatch date, but on the website it says they hatched in early 2018. Maybe you thought it said early 2019? It's a year old or more now.
  7. TylerStewart

    Are these weeds edible for my baby sulcata tort?

    For sure, we feed it to everything here.
  8. TylerStewart

    Are these weeds edible for my baby sulcata tort?

    Number 7 we always called "thorn lettuce," it's a favorite around here. I've heard it called "prickly lettuce" or "bitter lettuce" also. We use a lot of it, it's all over my sideyard.
  9. TylerStewart

    Big Shipping Cost Reduction!

    Our shipping options on the website in the past week has been a little chaotic, offering sometimes 12 different shipping options while we were doing some work in the background. For those of you that maneuvered through that in the last couple of days, I apologize, there was a purpose, and it's...
  10. TylerStewart

    Tortoise supply A+

    Thanks for the review and the purchase!
  11. TylerStewart

    Are these safe to feed?

    If you specifically want bermuda seeds, buying a bag of bermuda seeds from WalMart is okay. There's not really "special" bermuda seeds. When we sold bermuda, it was simple bermuda seed, very cheap and easy to get. Bermuda is great when it's grown in a field and harvested for cows and horses...
  12. TylerStewart

    Are these safe to feed?

    It's explained above in my last post.
  13. TylerStewart

    Are these safe to feed?

    We stopped carrying or selling bermudagrass because it is extremely invasive and people don't realize that when planting it in their backyard. We have it taking over our backyard and while the tortoises love it, it's a pain to get rid of where you don't want it. There are many other grasses that...
  14. TylerStewart

    Moral/Ethical Business Dilemma

    The problem with "the customer is always right" is that we are dealing with live animals, and there's a million things that can throw off a new baby. Many many (many) people will not tell you that their dog carried it outside or that they left it in a hot car or that their 2 year old took it in...
  15. TylerStewart

    Researching Sand

    I had a minute and thought I would reply.... We have used sand and partial sand (mixes) more and more, and have not seen any problems from it. There's a few key things to consider, though.... Sand in a natural habitat isn't really being eaten direct off of. The plants that they normally eat are...
  16. TylerStewart

    Winners: To Claim Your Prize

    The list Josh had sent me had an old email from hers on an account she made in 2014 that she was no longer using, so I had credit the 7th place prize to that email address. She made a new account with a new address, so I switched the credit from the old email to her new one.
  17. TylerStewart

    Winners: To Claim Your Prize

    I disabled Captcha for now, I was getting too many emails for a new Russian bride. I am perfectly fine with my fiery redhead wife.
  18. TylerStewart

    Winners: To Claim Your Prize

    I got the official list today and I credited all the winners that had their email in my system (account created). There was 5 of the 12 that didn't have their email in my system (3, 4, 5, 8th and 9th places). If you want your credit, please shoot me an email at [email protected] Everyone...
  19. TylerStewart

    2018 TTPG Conference

    Life got in the way this year, too many days off work for family trips with the kids, I felt bad taking off a few days in November when I missed so many in the summer and plan on so many days off in December LOL
  20. TylerStewart

    Cherry Head Tortoises? Where?

    I just wish someone would post a list of species that are supposed to be kept humid versus species that aren't, because I swore a week ago, anything but a closed chamber was sure death for any baby tortoise (regardless of the thousands a year that are raised outside closed chambers).