Bought my tortoise a friend!!

turtlebean

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Hi all!

As most of you may know, I have a cute little russian tortoise named Tortillini:) I am now adding a new little one to our family! He got delivered a couple days ago but I’m just now getting time to unbox him.

I have learned a couple important things so far from my short time on this forum:
  • tortoises don’t do well in pairs
  • they don’t get lonely
  • they (probably) don’t cuddle
  • they shouldn’t roam the house
  • don’t keep two homies together in the same crib
But in my defense Tortillini was looking a little lonely :/ I would’ve loved to put them together in one enclosure so they could hang but this new one is too big! Instead I figured I’ll just take this new one with where ever I go around the house, or just let him live on my bed.

Also he’s super squishy and I have learned he is an excellent cuddler.


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I wish they could be friends but I don’t think I should mix species. Any ideas on a name for this little guy?
 

Cocorene'

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Hi all!

As most of you may know, I have a cute little russian tortoise named Tortillini:) I am now adding a new little one to our family! He got delivered a couple days ago but I’m just now getting time to unbox him.

I have learned a couple important things so far from my short time on this forum:
  • tortoises don’t do well in pairs
  • they don’t get lonely
  • they (probably) don’t cuddle
  • they shouldn’t roam the house
  • don’t keep two homies together in the same crib
But in my defense Tortillini was looking a little lonely :/ I would’ve loved to put them together in one enclosure so they could hang but this new one is too big! Instead I figured I’ll just take this new one with where ever I go around the house, or just let him live on my bed.

Also he’s super squishy and I have learned he is an excellent cuddler.


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I wish they could be friends but I don’t think I should mix species. Any ideas on a name for this little guy?
How about "Stuffy"? You had me going there for a minute, until you said he was going to live on your bed!
 

KarenSoCal

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Well, my desert tort lives in the living room. He's been with me since Christmas. He's never told me why he wasn't brumating in the middle of winter, and I have respected his privacy. He's also never mentioned his name, so I just call him Tort.

He's so secretive...maybe I'm harboring a fugitive, or runaway...🤔
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turtlebean

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Well, my desert tort lives in the living room. He's been with me since Christmas. He's never told me why he wasn't brumating in the middle of winter, and I have respected his privacy. He's also never mentioned his name, so I just call him Tort.

He's so secretive...maybe I'm harboring a fugitive, or runaway...🤔
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LOL he is so adorable!! I wonder if mine is a fugitive too?? But he has yet to speak to me so maybe he just doesn’t know english yet :/
 

Chubbs the tegu

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Hi all!

As most of you may know, I have a cute little russian tortoise named Tortillini:) I am now adding a new little one to our family! He got delivered a couple days ago but I’m just now getting time to unbox him.

I have learned a couple important things so far from my short time on this forum:
  • tortoises don’t do well in pairs
  • they don’t get lonely
  • they (probably) don’t cuddle
  • they shouldn’t roam the house
  • don’t keep two homies together in the same crib
But in my defense Tortillini was looking a little lonely :/ I would’ve loved to put them together in one enclosure so they could hang but this new one is too big! Instead I figured I’ll just take this new one with where ever I go around the house, or just let him live on my bed.

Also he’s super squishy and I have learned he is an excellent cuddler.


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I wish they could be friends but I don’t think I should mix species. Any ideas on a name for this little guy?
His shell looks a lil soft.. i would up his calcium intake
 

Jennw30

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Hi all!

As most of you may know, I have a cute little russian tortoise named Tortillini:) I am now adding a new little one to our family! He got delivered a couple days ago but I’m just now getting time to unbox him.

I have learned a couple important things so far from my short time on this forum:
  • tortoises don’t do well in pairs
  • they don’t get lonely
  • they (probably) don’t cuddle
  • they shouldn’t roam the house
  • don’t keep two homies together in the same crib
But in my defense Tortillini was looking a little lonely :/ I would’ve loved to put them together in one enclosure so they could hang but this new one is too big! Instead I figured I’ll just take this new one with where ever I go around the house, or just let him live on my bed.

Also he’s super squishy and I have learned he is an excellent cuddler.


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I wish they could be friends but I don’t think I should mix species. Any ideas on a name for this little guy?

OMG you had me going! I was like why is he doing this after listing all the reasons he shouldn't and then 2 MALES!
 

Toddrickfl1

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He looks a little dry. Are your soaking him?
 
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