COLD DARK ROOM

Cathie G

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Location (City and/or State)
Lancaster
That is great for you to rescue Sapphire. That is what I am waiting for. Somehow or someway a abused tort comes my way. I don't want to look for them, because I am afraid there are a lot of them out there.
I've never regretted keeping him but I'm so glad that TFO comes up now when searching on Google. It will help people avoid the pitfalls and discourage the trading of wild animals. But yes they're out there still. Every single Russian I've seen in a pet shop is probably wild caught and about 5 years or more. I can't see a pet shop spending that long feeding and caring for them to only get a hundred dollars out of them.
 

Cathie G

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Location (City and/or State)
Lancaster
Yeah,, I guess because there was no bump or wound on the head. I would think if someone hit their head in any type of accident. The head should be checked out. My son has great health insurance. So that shouldn't have been a problem.
Sometimes the bleeding doesn't start right away. It's probably why Jaylynn was kept for observation just to see. Sounds like she's in good hands.
 

Ray--Opo

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Platinum Tortoise Club
Location (City and/or State)
Palm Bay Fl
I've never regretted keeping him but I'm so glad that TFO comes up now when searching on Google. It will help people avoid the pitfalls and discourage the trading of wild animals. But yes they're out there still. Every single Russian I've seen in a pet shop is probably wild caught and about 5 years or more. I can't see a pet shop spending that long feeding and caring for them to only get a hundred dollars out of them.
The last pet smart I was in. They had a 8" russian in a 10 gal aquarium. I wanted so bad to buy it. I had just got Opo, so I wasn't knowledgeable about care for a russian. That image still haunts me now. I haven't been in a pet store since then. I would probably get arrested. 🤬
 

Ray--Opo

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Platinum Tortoise Club
Location (City and/or State)
Palm Bay Fl
Thank you, it has come at a bad time also. Jaelynn has played fast pitch softball from the age of 8. She is on a travel team and plays tournaments almost every weekend. She has a strong bat and hits home runs often. In the last 2 weekend's she has hit 2 homeruns. One was a game winning hr.

Were you not happy with Sapphire when you received him?
Don't know how I combined these 2 posts. 🤪🤪 I finished what I was saying about Jaelynn. If you read it now it makes sense.
 

Chefdenoel10

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Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
My 18 year old granddaughter up in Michigan. Got in a auto accident yesterday. A driver pulled out of a gas station in front of her. I guess the driver didn't see her. She got checked out at the hospital and had some bumps and bruises. She had also hit her head but there was no bump or wound. My son just informed me, Jaelynn passed out and had about a 30 second seizure. EMS took her to the hospital and she has slight bleeding on the brain. Keeping her overnight for observation.
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I am so sorry dear Ray. I hope all will be better soon. You and your family are in my prayers . 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
 

Snoopy’s mom

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Tortoise Club
Platinum Tortoise Club
Location (City and/or State)
Honolulu
Happy Tuesday all. Rain is over & the sun is up, but it’s still breezy. SUNSHINE! We need the wind to dry things up a bit. Mother Nature has her way to even things out....

Tomorrow, close to 60 & sunny. I’ll try & get out kayaking for some fresh air & sunshine.
Close to 60? Out in a kayak? No no no no no. You need to be in a coat under a blanket in front of a fire.
 

JoesMum

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5 Year Member
Location (City and/or State)
Kent, South East England
My 18 year old granddaughter up in Michigan. Got in a auto accident yesterday. A driver pulled out of a gas station in front of her. I guess the driver didn't see her. She got checked out at the hospital and had some bumps and bruises. She had also hit her head but there was no bump or wound. My son just informed me, Jaelynn passed out and had about a 30 second seizure. EMS took her to the hospital and she has slight bleeding on the brain. Keeping her overnight for observation.
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Oh my goodness! Thoughts and prayers with your granddaughter. I hope she makes a rapid recovery.
 

JoesMum

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5 Year Member
Location (City and/or State)
Kent, South East England
I'm going to have to check that out. I've never had one come inside. I'm surprised they can live that long. I wonder if some of them try to hibernate outside? I would give them a box to live in.❤
They look for somewhere cool and dry. Sheds, garages,caves, railway tunnels...

They’re tough little creatures. Some hibernate, some migrate (Monarchs for example) and some lay eggs and die then their eggs overwinter.
 

Chefdenoel10

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Location (City and/or State)
New Jersey
CDR Virtual Vacations presents On this day 2020: A day of intended inactivity still started with a gentle walk around the wetland by the lodge. As ever, we were pursued by the pretty little fantails that are after the insects we disturb. The rest of the day was spent with books, sudoku and armchair birdwatching.
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Good morning Joesmum,

What beautiful pictures...only...
What’s wrong with that chicken?
Why is he laying on his side?
 

maggie3fan

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Location (City and/or State)
Crazy Train
Yucky rain, again. Our back garden is so fully saturated. No hard grass to even walk on....i sink inches into water & mud & yuck. But hey, it’s the first day of Meteorological Spring! Soooo, warm, dry days are on the horizon now.

Ok...another picture clue/update on the current project.

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Opo has been like that for almost 2 weeks. I have to get him out of his night box or he won't come out. He eats and then goes right to the tall grass. Stays there until it's time for bed. He has me a little worried. I have a vet appointment on fri. Want to have his stool sample checked. Absolutely no shots though!
Can't you just take a stool sample in, so you don't have a big Vet bill. please keep us (or me) updated on him
 

maggie3fan

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Location (City and/or State)
Crazy Train
Yucky rain, again. Our back garden is so fully saturated. No hard grass to even walk on....i sink inches into water & mud & yuck. But hey, it’s the first day of Meteorological Spring! Soooo, warm, dry days are on the horizon now.

Ok...another picture clue/update on the current project.

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Good afternooning all. JoesDad and I are a bit tired after a 10 mile walk in the Medway valley. Lots of birds and signs of spring 😊 It was quite misty when we set out, but it cleared about lunch time
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One of two Great White Egrets we saw in a field together. They are uncommon in the UK. View attachment 319770 View attachment 319771
You walked for 10 miles? Holy Crap!!!!!
 
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