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Desert tortoise pictures needed for Sulcata care guide!

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  1. TechnoCheese

    TechnoCheese Well-Known Member

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    Im currently putting together a Sulcata care guide for the reptile site I moderate (which I may be posting here), and I need pictures of desert tortoise nuchal scutes and legs. I’m doing a section of differentiating Sulcatas from other tortoises, and I figured I could get some pictures from people here instead of messing with the legality of using google ones ;)

    Obviously any pictures I use will have the owners credited directly under the picture, and no pictures will be claimed as my own.

    Pictures from the direct front and top of the tortoise would be best, similar to this
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    Thank you!
  2. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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  3. TechnoCheese

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    Turtulas-Len Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I know these are not the type of pics you ask for but desert tortoises and sulcatas eyes are very different. Picture 010 copy.b.jpg Picture 026 copy.jpg The first pic is a male and the second is female, Just another way to distinguish them from sulcatas.
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    Duncan, at least 85 years old!
    Enjoying a sprinkler.
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    Super different...every time I see those those eyes I fall in love with this species all over again....mmm, gorgeous.
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    Thanks, those eyes definitely are different!
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    Duncan is quite the cutie!
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    Here are 3 pictures of my tortoise, named Monkee. About 2 yrs old
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    Thank you

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