Lost Greek Tortoise :/

PRegina039

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Hello everyone! I’m the owner of an adult Greek tortoise in northern New Jersey. It was a sunny day yesterday so I let my tortoise walk outside a bit. I unfortunately lost track of her and wasn’t able to find her the rest of the day. It’s much colder today and windy and I’m wondering if she will remain put or if she will continue to roam? Does anyone have any suggestions or strategies for finding a lost tortoise? She loves tomatoes so I’ll definitely scatter a few hoping they will attract her. Thank you for your time!
 

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They usually come out when the sun first hits their area, and sun themselves. Usually it's up against a fence like this:

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Yvonne G

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So does the tortoise have access to the real world outside your property? If so, put up fliers on the utility poles in the neighborhood. Make the writing on the flier big enough for drivers to be able to read as they zip by. Go door to door and let your neighbors know about the missing tortoise. And if you're familiar with the children in the neighborhood be sure to let them know to keep an eye out for the tortoise.
 

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I hope you find her. I've lost mine and it was very stressful. Don't give up. I found mine 12 days later.
Check under bushes too.
Sometimes dogs are good at finding them. Just makes sure they don't snack on her before you get her.
 
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