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7 Facts we love about turtles

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  1. Billna the 2

    Billna the 2 Well-Known Member

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    16# Always cute
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I just picked up a bunch of goat head seeds that I am going to very carefully cultivate in a large pot and destroy (by feeding them to all my tortoises) as soon as the green seed heads start to form. I actually just found a whole bunch more where I am today.
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    Oh my...are you sure you don't want to rethink this plan? Is the risk worth it? You know, stuck in the dogs' fur, stuck in the bottom of your shoe to be transferred to your carpet, then found by a bare foot?
    No way I would ever bring one of those nearby!
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Yes. I've thought it through. Its is a fantastic tortoise food, grows well in our climate, and the only risk is if you let it go to seed and then let the seed heads dry out. I will simply have to watch it closely and not forget about it for months at a time.
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    I will pray for you...
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Love it!!!! :):<3:
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    In college (early 70s) I had a calculus professor who only had one leg and did not wear a prosthesis. He used to joke to the class that he couldn't draw a circle on the blackboard because he'd fall down! :) Pretty amazing guy- I think he was a WWII vet. :<3:
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    17. They are so serene, it always relaxes me to watch them. Which makes me more aware and more grateful for my life. :<3:
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    Well, I do wear a prosthesis . . . a very nice one supplied be our wonderful VA. As a boy, I liked Hopalong Casidy, now I am Hoppy (actually, I walk quite well, for which I am thankful).
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    I googled goat weed head and one of the websites had the best idea for killing goat weed...
    goat weed head.JPG
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    It will be much more fun to feed them to a tortoise when they are still small, green and soft.
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    It really is. Doesn't take many run ins with it while barefoot before you truly loathe it and wish it to diaf.
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    On #2, I think you meant: Long life to turtles!
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    #18: So many choices of species to pick from!
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    #16 (I think) Even through their teen years, there's no back chat!
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    (1) they are cute
    (2) all species live long
    (3) they are amazing!
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