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    lacinato kale for Alice a sulcata

    I don't know what lacinato kale is but I found it at a market the other day. Is lacinato kale ok for a sulcata?
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    Little Alice

    She is now 10 years old, 24 inches long, 80 pounds and an eating machine.
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    ALOE

    I was wondering why people say Aloe is not toxic to Sullys. There is a yellow substance just under the skin of Aloe, called aloin, that is toxic to humans. Can cause intestinal problems and possible cancer. It's right under the green skin and sits on top of the clear or white gel. Now, I realize...
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    Little Alice And Her Ex Hubby

    They are from the same hatch about 7 and half years ago. They ate the same for 5 years and Alice grew like crazy while Ed grew very slowly. Alice was given to me after 5 years. Now Alice has eaten correctly far over 2 years is still growing. Ed has not changeda bit and is still eating wrong...
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    Little Alice's Hot Box

    Little Alice has a hot box that is about 24 X 24. She has lived in it for just over 2 years. She went into it at 17 pounds and is now over 55 pounds. She now has a heating pad which makes it even worse. She will not spend the winter in our kitchen as she is much too big for that. She will have...
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    Heat Questions for Alices Condo in Pa Winters

    We are going into the 3rd winter with Little Alice. I have moved very slowly learning what is best for us as I go. She will not be in the kitchen this winter. She will be in a greenhouse heated with a monitor kerosene heater. She will have her old metal box with curtain on wheels out there...
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    Little Alice's Condo

    I finally got the job done. I painted Little Alice's condo. She used the condo all the time until a month ago when we took the ramp off to get it ready to paint. Between rain and doing allot of other things I could only get it primed at first. I had time and there was no rain so I get it done...
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    Alice and Winter Outings

    So Alice is 43 pounds and 6 and 1/2 years old. She has lived in my kitchen last winter and in my hot tub room all summer. She has an area about 10 X 30 chain linked fence with grass and also a condo that she is not able to live in right now. Now she has a ramp from out kitchen to the hot tub...
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    Help With Alice And Her Heat

    Alice is about 27 or 30 pounds now. She sleeps and does her business in her bed. It is a steel cubical office printer cabinet with wheels and we cut holes in the top to screw 2 dome lites in it. Using my wonderful heat detecting gun that I got at home depot I watch the temp in there carefully...
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    Update On Alice's Diet

    Alice is now beginning to eat orchard grass. I bought the stuff from the pet stores and lots of other stuff. I soaked it and boiled it and served it as bedding. Nothing worked. I got a like on a certified organic farm that has a special dryer for all his grasses. He let me visit. He probably...
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    Alice Hits A Milestone

    Alice, the sully, had her Sunday bath this afternoon. She weighs 27 pounds. She came to me about 4 months ago at 17 pounds. She is comfortable and doing well thanks to all of the members here. She loves her home on wheels. She comes and goes all day long. She eats about 2 cups of Mazuri a week...
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    Preserving: Canning, Dehydrating, And Freezing Foods

    I have been preserving foods in my house for 40 years. I don't have much freezer space so I try to can and dehydrate as much as I am able to. I would love to can things for my sully, Alice, but I don't believe it will be possible. I can get cactus pads, dandylion, collards,mustard, aloe most...
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    Drooling....

    Alice has been drooling for about 2 days. I noticed when it was very hot this summer that she did it a little. I was thinking that it was from the heat. I searched this site and saw a closed thread about drooling with no real results for it. Now I am thinking that Alice got a cactus spine in...
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    Waretrop's Greenhouse and Gardens

    So I wanted to share with all of you my little corner of the world. Guess this is as good a place to put it as anyplace. My Greenhouse in summer and winter. We haven't done much growing for Alice as we haven't had her very long. I also have 2 veggie gardens which I may set the smaller one...
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    Wheat Grass Sprouts

    I have read allot about alphalfa sprouts and some other sprouts being fed to Sullies. I am in the process of sprouting wheat grass seeds for Alice. I had planned on growing it out, in my greenhouse. My question is, can I sprinkle the sprouted seeds right on her regular food instead of the...
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    Ribs In Leafy Foods

    I have really changed the kinds of food that I give to Alice. Here is what she mostly eats. Prickly pear cactus pads, prickly pear fruits, dandilion greens, aloe, kale, mustard greens, backyard grass, collard greens. I also plan on feeding wheat grass, baby bok choy, and turnip greens. Also...
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    Alice Tried To Run The House

    So Alice, the Sully, has 4 places to be during the day. My kitchen where she also sleeps under a heat element. She may also go out in the hot tub room. That is a greenhouse attached to my house on a cement slab. When the sun shines, it's warm enough to be there. She also has a corral just...
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    Alice's Breakfast

    So after 2 months of learning, Alice got to pick her favorite breakfast food. She want right to dandelion leaves. I am having so much fun learning from all of you and from Alice. Her other choice is kale and prickly pear cactus pads. She will gave then gone by the end of the day. Thanks...
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    Dried grasses from pet shops

    How in the world do you all cut up this timothy hay? I am tired and my hand is getting blisters from the scissors. I have a small bag done and I just can't do anymore...
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    Sulcata "urates question" Again

    So I am the caregiver of Alice. She is about 4 or 5 years and is 12 inches and 20 pounds and live in Pa. I have been reading about how to take care of her here. I have taped thick plastic all over my kitchen and hot tub room getting ready for Winter. So since it is now too cold for her to be...
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