New sulcata pen

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Looks like a little slice of tortoise paradise to me!

Who is that nesting? I can't tell...

I love the pond pics. I'm going to have to hire you to come down and help me build one just like that! Of course we will do it when there is no winter weather shutting down the roads!
 

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Looks like a little slice of tortoise paradise to me!

Who is that nesting? I can't tell...

I love the pond pics. I'm going to have to hire you to come down and help me build one just like that! Of course we will do it when there is no winter weather shutting down the roads!
Thanks Tom! That is high praise!

That is June she is one of my larger females I’ve had her about 12 years.

Sounds like a plan! We so enjoyed our last visit. Wouldn’t be able to resist an excuse to visit again.
 
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This weekends project was working on a night box for sick bay. Nothing to exciting Tom show there until it’s done. We also gave them all a scrub and wash down last night everyone is looking there best! Here are some pictures of them doing what salcatas do best this morning 121A2512-89E6-4DE2-B558-8A00D8909CA6.jpeg 7155D833-9778-40F3-B22D-A2244FF5959D.jpeg DFD827D6-E55D-40B1-9F35-119A95674623.jpeg 95F7B82D-D96C-404C-BB88-DA6DDE3FEBB6.jpeg
 

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A couple of the females got busy today made for a busy evening for me
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Two clutches one 28 eggs one 29
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Will be excited to see what becomes of this big egg. Twins maybe? Guess time will tell
The 29 look like Daisy eggs. Bigger than other sulcata eggs. Wait til you see the babies that come out of those eggs. Likely to be near 100% hatch rate and the babies are monsters. 35-40 grams usually. One was 44 grams out of the egg. Most sulcatas, including my Sudans hatch babies that are 25-30 grams.

Unless I'm wrong... :)
 

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The 29 look like Daisy eggs. Bigger than other sulcata eggs. Wait til you see the babies that come out of those eggs. Likely to be near 100% hatch rate and the babies are monsters. 35-40 grams usually. One was 44 grams out of the egg. Most sulcatas, including my Sudans hatch babies that are 25-30 grams.

Unless I'm wrong... :)
I bet daisy dose lay big eggs like that! I can’t wait to see them! But both of these clutches are from females I got from our friend ( unsure if he wants named) nether Daisy or Goldy have laid yet since the move. I think the change of climate even thought it’s not huge has put them off a bit. Honestly having moved this year I fully expected to have a slow egg year altogether. But it seems The rest of my l gals aren’t bothered by the move so much. We seem to be having a good year
 

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I bet daisy dose lay big eggs like that! I can’t wait to see them! But both of these clutches are from females I got from our friend ( unsure if he wants named) nether Daisy or Goldy have laid yet since the move. I think the change of climate even thought it’s not huge has put them off a bit. Honestly having moved this year I fully expected to have a slow egg year altogether. But it seems The rest of my l gals aren’t bothered by the move so much. We seem to be having a good year
Congratulations!! Looks like your new outdoor enclosure was worth the effort!!
 

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The rose of Sharon I got from Maggie seem to be making a go of it! Thought I’d post a few pictures of them. I also planted 11 bear root mulberry trees (but they haven’t shown any signs of life yet hope I didn’t get duds) and a bunch of different garden seeds so with any luck we should have a lot more greenery before too long
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Missing the green grass. But the sprinklers are keeping it just green enough to keep the tortoises fed. We are adding 4 sprinklers in the middle to try and keep the entire pen greener instead of just around the edges. That pot in the middle with a pipe coming out of it is one of the new sprinklers. I’ll be finishing that project soon.
 

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Missing the green grass. But the sprinklers are keeping it just green enough to keep the tortoises fed. We are adding 4 sprinklers in the middle to try and keep the entire pen greener instead of just around the edges. That pot in the middle with a pipe coming out of it is one of the new sprinklers. I’ll be finishing that project soon.
I see your tortoise are enjoying their pool, I liked you pool designed so much that I made one just in a smaller size. In a few years I sure I will have to make a bigger pool, just have to figure where to put it.
 

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