African spurred tortoise that needs a new home

Chateau

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We have a 15-year-old male African spurred tortoise that has become very aggressive towards my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter’s and he needs to be rehomed as soon as possible anybody can take this guy off our hands as soon as possible he is located in Las Vegas Nevada please PM me Rebecca 3BF19A68-95D1-405D-9A65-47D53A7C9702.jpeg
 
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We have a 15-year-old male African spurred tortoise that has become very aggressive towards my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter’s and he needs to be rehomed as soon as possible anybody can take this guy off our hands as soon as possible he is located in Las Vegas Nevada please PM Rebecca View attachment 326465
Please define "very aggressive". Thank you.
 
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Chateau

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We have a 15-year-old male African spurred tortoise that has become very aggressive towards my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter’s and he needs to be rehomed as soon as possible anybody can take this guy off our hands as soon as possible he is located in Las Vegas Nevada please PM Rebecca View attachment 326465
My daughter-in-law is afraid of him and so when he runs after her she runs and goes in the house my granddaughters are a little bit afraid of him because he runs up to them and he’ll knock them down especially my youngest granddaughter and he tries to crawl up on her it could be that when he was little they used to hold him and he just thinks he’s a lap turtle and he only does it to the girls not to boys so it could also be he looking for a mate
 
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Chateau

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We have a 15-year-old male African spurred tortoise that has become very aggressive towards my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter’s and he needs to be rehomed as soon as possible anybody can take this guy off our hands as soon as possible he is located in Las Vegas Nevada please PM Rebecca View attachment 326465
I was just informed from a tortoise sanctuary that the reason he’s more aggressive towards the girls right now it’s because it is mating season which is what I’ve told my family but they don’t believe me and still want to rehome him so if anyone can help please call me
 
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Its probably too late now, but he should never have been given full access to the back yard. If he had his own closed off area this could have been avoided.
 

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I was just informed from a tortoise sanctuary that the reason he’s more aggressive towards the girls right now it’s because it is mating season which is what I’ve told my family but they don’t believe me and still want to rehome him so if anyone can help please call me
You may want to remove your phone number and have people contact you thru a pm on the forum.
We don't recommend phone numbers.
Let me know or any other moderator and they can remove it for you.
Also be careful of any new members joining just to try and get your free tort. They just want to get free so they can sell them.
As for trying to keep the tort. Can you section off a portion of the yard just for him? A tortoise can't really out run a human and if he had his own section of the yard the humans can stay away from him
Anyway good luck.
 

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We have a 15-year-old male African spurred tortoise that has become very aggressive towards my daughter-in-law and my granddaughter’s and he needs to be rehomed as soon as possible anybody can take this guy off our hands as soon as possible he is located in Las Vegas Nevada please PM me Rebecca View attachment 326465
Hi my name is jon im from mass can u tell me a little more about him and is he still available to rehome. And what u r asking so i can see what i need to do on my end to get him to my home. Thanx
 

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Hi my name is jon im from mass can u tell me a little more about him and is he still available to rehome. And what u r asking so i can see what i need to do on my end to get him to
Hi my name is jon im from mass can u tell me a little more about him and is he still available to rehome. And what u r asking so i can see what i need to do on my end to get him to my home. Thanx
Yes he still available and all were asking is that he goes to a good home he’s in North Las Vegas so you would be responsible for picking him up
 

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My son and his wife just informed me that if you guys could probably come to an agreement on helping with the cost of transport they’d be willing to drive him to Massachusetts that way they could also verify that he is going to a good home and they would feel better about that too so let me know we’re willing to work with you
 

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Yes he still available and all were asking is that he goes to a good home he’s in North Las Vegas so you would be responsible for picking him up
Ok rebecca i will talk wit my wife when she gets home i am very interested. However i have 4 big dogs a sulcata female 2 cats a black and white 4ft argentine tegu and an alligator gar so i will let u know by end of day if u can find something in the meen time i dont want to hold u up thanx jon.
 

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My son has 4 big dog that the turtle had been around and two cats if they leave the back door open he comes in the house to eat the dogs food
 

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Hi my name is jon im from mass can u tell me a little more about him and is he still available to rehome. And what u r asking so i can see what i need to do on my end to get him to my home. Thanx
The tortoise is in Nevada. It would be costly to ship it to you, and too hot this time of year to ship a large tortoise. I advise against it.
 
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