Accidental Leopard tortoise momma and have questions! Lol

ShellBabyFlash

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Hi y'all! We are the proud new accidental owners of a beautiful adult leopard tortoise found wandering on a friend's farm here in KY. She is in great shape, around 20lbs., but she hates being soaked! We have had other reptiles, including box turtles for years, and never had one dislike soaking as much as Flash does. Lol. Any suggestions?

We've soaked her twice (once each week we've had her) and she has not defecated in the water like our other reptiles. She has had one large bm and it looked fantastic. She eats like a trooper, loves her veggies and hay, so I'm not worried about dehydration. She is healthy and active besides that. Just wanted to know what's normal and what's not.

She's an amazing creature and we are all enthralled with her!💖
 

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Give this a read, btw welcome to TFO!
 

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Hi y'all! We are the proud new accidental owners of a beautiful adult leopard tortoise found wandering on a friend's farm here in KY. She is in great shape, around 20lbs., but she hates being soaked! We have had other reptiles, including box turtles for years, and never had one dislike soaking as much as Flash does. Lol. Any suggestions?

We've soaked her twice (once each week we've had her) and she has not defecated in the water like our other reptiles. She has had one large bm and it looked fantastic. She eats like a trooper, loves her veggies and hay, so I'm not worried about dehydration. She is healthy and active besides that. Just wanted to know what's normal and what's not.

She's an amazing creature and we are all enthralled with her!💖
Ahhh, she’s beautiful 😍 congratulations on your new addition! Welcome to the TFO 😊
 

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Aren't you lucky. Very cute lady. Congrats..I wish I had tortoises walking up in my yard. LOL. Welcome to the forum. Leopard tortoises are terrific.
 

ShellBabyFlash

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Thank you all for your kind words! We have always love tortoises but never bought one as a pet. This pretty lady showed up on a friend's farm and he knows how much I love all critters, so he brought it to the bank I work at in a laundry basket! Lol. You should've seen the looks on my co-worker's faces😂
 

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Thank you all for your kind words! We have always love tortoises but never bought one as a pet. This pretty lady showed up on a friend's farm and he knows how much I love all critters, so he brought it to the bank I work at in a laundry basket! Lol. You should've seen the looks on my co-worker's faces😂
She’s a beautiful girl. And I can imagine the faces of co workers 😂😂
 

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Hi y'all! We are the proud new accidental owners of a beautiful adult leopard tortoise found wandering on a friend's farm here in KY. She is in great shape, around 20lbs., but she hates being soaked! We have had other reptiles, including box turtles for years, and never had one dislike soaking as much as Flash does. Lol. Any suggestions?

We've soaked her twice (once each week we've had her) and she has not defecated in the water like our other reptiles. She has had one large bm and it looked fantastic. She eats like a trooper, loves her veggies and hay, so I'm not worried about dehydration. She is healthy and active besides that. Just wanted to know what's normal and what's not.

She's an amazing creature and we are all enthralled with her!💖
Congrats on your new adult Leopard Tortoise! She is a beauty! :<3: 😍 :<3:
 

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