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  1. WolfandTort

    WolfandTort New Member

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    Hello everyone, I am Wolf of WolfandTort the lil guy is Edgar Ive had him for about 2 weeks. He is a Russian Tortoise. He was a birthday gift from my wife. I have always loved and adored animals and I also have researched tortoises for years even as a little kid they were so awesome to me and just so much about them that interested me. So here we are hoping to learn from everyone and also make friends.
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    Well, you've come to the best place to learn! And most of us are friendly, even if there are a few curmudgeons! [emoji2]

    So welcome to the TFO! And pictures, we love pictures!
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    Welcome!!!
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    Welcome pics of Edgar would be great!
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    Welcome to the forum
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    Welcome to the Forum, Wolf!
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    Thank you all for the kind words, unfortunately Edgar passed away. I had taken him to the vet for the first checkup and they informed me he was malnourished and a week after of trying to get him to eat drink and even syringe he passed. I hadn't been a member when I purchased him wish I would have so I would have known trust worthy people. I have been speaking to Arizona Tortoise Compound after reading the section on trust worthy areas. So soon I hope to be able to take lots of photos for you all and thank you for the kind words I am sorry I had to bring this bad news.
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    Oh no! I am so very sorry to hear this!

    When you get your new baby, we want pictures! [emoji16]
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    Thank you Karen, I have been reading all the forums I can and doing alot more research I am hoping to make a choice Thursday and have things going so I have the little one and will definitely get photos as soon as possible.
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    Hello and welcome. Sorry to hear about Edgar.

    What species are you looking into now?
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    Right now it would be either Russian still or a Hermanns I have been talking to ATC alot over their captives and from all the forums I have read here they are trust worthy.
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    So today I spoke with Andrew with ATC and have ordered a Russian Hatchling I am going to name them Thorn.
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    Congratulations! "Thorn" is unusual...where did that name come from?
    If you don't mind telling me...I promise I'll keep it a secret [emoji6]
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    Well my favorite flower is a Rose Thorn bush from childhood memories working in my grandmothers garden. So I thought Thorn would make a unique yet cute name for a little tortoise.
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    I think you're correct! It is unique. My DT is "Chug".
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    Chug hehe I like that very adorable, and thank you I was trying to think of names and Thorn just felt right to me and it can be used for male or female so that is a double plus to me.
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    So Thorn is here and healthy and active and eating already, Thorn did the 25 minute soak when it arrived. Don't worry I am adding photos and I took out the half bark hide it was a little big and a flipping hazard but we had a home made hide handy and so far he is doing amazing so full of energy and doesnt sit still. I also went in and fixed the tape so no worries on that. Only thing now is probably gonna need bigger planters Thorn will not leave them alone haha.

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    and before I forget yes there is a calcium bone i added in.
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    What a beautiful baby Thorn is! I'm delighted for you!
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