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IVORY SULCATA THREAD: Aladar's Babies! (ULTRA PHOTO HEAVY)

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  1. DeanS

    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Your wish is my command! I was just about to put them away for the next 20 hours...so it was a perfect opportunity! (L to R) Quarter, IT-2, IT-3, IT-1.
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    Plus, you get a peek inside the chamber.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Wow, your quick, thank you. Funny, there is a small, medium and large. A good example of why you can't judge the age of a tort by its size.
    I know your probably busy enough, but, if you can find the time, I would love if you would once in a while document the way they carry their tails. I don't know if you have seen the thread, but some of us have noticed that more males (different species) seem to carry their tails to the side, while females don't, more straight out. With yours, and the three different sizes, I would love to know who turns out to be what sex, if it goes with their size now and in what way they carried their tails the majority of the time. Of course it will be quite a while before their sexes are known but it will be interesting to have three siblings, with three different sizes, but same care, followed.
    I would post the thread for you, but my iPad, since Apples latest bad update, won't let me.
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    That quarter pic really puts them into perspective :)
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    The ITs were out and about early today. The temps aren't too cool, so they'll romp for awhile. But first! A little Mazuri!

    IT-1 just pounds this stuff...and it shows!
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    As usual, IT-2 just watches as IT-3 goes to town!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    ...a tranquil moment!
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    FABULOUS photos!!!! I think you should REALLY submit the one eating the dandelion to the forum calendar contest!!!! :)
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    Thanks for showing us such cutiness!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Funny! I just went round and round with Josh! I thought I had submitted this one...only to find out I had left it in my mail to Josh as a draft! :mad:
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Pumpkin today...kinduva bust! So Far...
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    IT-1 takes a half-assed stab at it...but couldn't care less!
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    IT-2 would rather nap on it than eat it!
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    IT-3 is like 'REALLY?"
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    Really! :p Tallula feels the same about pumpkin! Lol!
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    Some new growth hibiscus for the ITs...
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    IT-1 digs right in!
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    IT-2 practically does a handstand to dislodge a piece!
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    IT-3 just doesn't get it!
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    ...all's fine...until some bully shows up to spoil the fun! SCRAM!
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    NOTE: IT-2 left a little something to distract Monstro :)
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    Your photos are AMAZING!!! and the captions are perfect!!! :)
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    More portraits of the ITs making good use of the hibiscus!

    IT-1
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    IT-2
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    SO. MUCH. CUTENESS!!!!!!:)
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    It 2 cracks me up!!!!! They are all awesome!
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    IT-2 is f-ing hilarious! He has the most personality...always takes the 'wrong' approach to everything!
    And, while IT-1 and IT-2 are well over 100 grams...IT-2 has barely grown at all...about 2.5" and 50 grams!
    Literally, no bigger than a hatchling! I'm attributing it to exercise...he gets too much! How's that you say?
    I'll tell you! He runs...EVERYWHERE! He never does the tortoise crawl! Once my wife referred to him as Rambo...
    when he disappeared for a day-and-a-half! Well, now I think if I were to name him anything other than IT-2...
    it would be FORREST GUMP! Because if he's going anywhere...HE'S RUNNING!

    You should appreciate this @littleginsu
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    He sure is a character thats for sure, I am always waiting to see what he does next.
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    So, I guess it's been about a week since I posted that shot of IT-2 eating a dandelion...what better way to top that than to post one I just took of IT-3 doing the same!
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    AHHHHHHHHHH TOO CUTE
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