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  1. newCH

    Kenan Red Foots!

    Just a thought but you might find they eat more by chopping up the greens & grating the carrot.
  2. newCH

    Question regarding Cherry head tortoise growth

    Hello SMK, I think they are like comparing human children growth, you can't really compare. My Sheldon at 2 3/4 inches was 68 grams. A little heavy than yours, however at 5 inches he weighed 457 grams, a little less than yours. He is now 7 yrs old, 7 inches long & 4.2 lbs. And currently has...
  3. newCH

    Tree/Plant ID please

    I found it. By looking at the leaves it reminded me of variegated ginger without so much of the yellow on the leaves. It is a Hawaiian red ginger plant. Can't find it on Tortoise table though. Could always put it some place else in the yard. Thanks Maro2bear for your response.
  4. newCH

    Tree/Plant ID please

    That thought had occurred to me, my childhood home had a bottle brush tree in the front yard. But this plant holds the red part upward, not dangling downward like I'm used to seeing with a bottlebrush tree. That was why some kind of bromeliad came to mind.....
  5. newCH

    Tree/Plant ID please

    Hello, I saw this plant in some landscaping at an outdoor eating restaurant a few days ago. I have some landscaping to do in the future for Sheldon's enclosure & I am hoping it would be suitable. But I don't know what it is. Can someone please ID ? It's the plant with the red on the top. It...
  6. newCH

    Can I get some help sexing my redfoots?

    Great pic & handsome torts. One of them might flash you & then you'll have verification of being male. Sheldon was about 4 yrs old when we knew.
  7. newCH

    HELP!!!!! Redfoot whistling! Need some opinions!

    Hello, I can understand you being a concerned tort momma. I have never experienced any health issues with my Sheldon so in that regard you describing blowing liquid out his nose sounded alarming. Traveling can be rough, maybe somehow you can hide a wet sponge someplace in his travel carrier so...
  8. newCH

    Is 7 inch cherry head male of breeding age?

    Just my 2 cents but the tail looks short for a 7 inch cherryhead.
  9. newCH

    All about your tortoise... (no photos allowed)

    Sheldon, loves to soak, has lots of personality. Saved his life twice, has bad tendency of trying to eat mulch. The last time i gently pulled out a piece from his mouth that was twice as long as his neck was wide. Not cool. That's his bad habit. Feed him lots of variety foods. Favorite foods...
  10. newCH

    Worried! Feral cats! Should we make a wire "lid" for expanded outdoor enclosure?

    You are not alone. I padlock Sheldons house also. 🤗
  11. newCH

    Worried! Feral cats! Should we make a wire "lid" for expanded outdoor enclosure?

    Yes, you are right. Better safe than sorry. We have all sorts of wildlife around and Sheldons outside cage looks like Alcatraz! That is my nickname for it. I too am preparing for a larger area and the house is getting painted, so I am waiting. Maybe your area could have a several wire tops...
  12. newCH

    Rosies Getting big 😁🐢

    Nice ! She has grown ! :<3::tort:
  13. newCH

    Wild Iguanas at Markham Park Florida

    I saw this guy on Tuesday. Not fond of them, but he was impressive to see.
  14. newCH

    Wild Iguanas at Markham Park Florida

    Hey there, Wow - we have the same thing here. :eek: I can look over my fence and see them along the waters edge of the canal in their burrows. The holes are in the coral rock wall. Not cool, they love the pool, damage the patio, etc. They are a non-native species nuisance.
  15. newCH

    The truth about tomatoes?

    Sheldon loves tomatoes. But we don't have them frequently. I cant imagine them having more sugar than a banana, grapes or blueberries. He gets those fruits more often & eats fruits once a day. I use it as a topping for his baby spring mix. He is a good eater. He never just eats the fruit and...
  16. newCH

    Long-term protozoa, metronidazole does not work

    Your poor little guy ! Sounds like you are managing his condition well. How did you obtain the healthy donor poo before ? Do you have a donor redfoot in your care ? I guess you would have to be careful not to transmit the protozoa to the healthy tort ? Sorry so many questions....
  17. newCH

    how smart is my tortoise??

    Gotta have that baby talk ! 😀 That's how my Sheldon knows I love him and he is special. Or else he would just be any other tortoise in a ditch outside or something. Pampered guy, sure why not ! He is my pet. He's smart in his own tortoise way. It's not like I sing the ABC song expecting him to...
  18. newCH

    Here's a place to rant about people making up stuff about owning a tortoise.

    Yes, sometimes you have to walk away from the conversation. Everyone is an expert at their opinion. And life gets better when you don't care what other people think. There will always be conflict, find your own peace.😀