New Tortie Mom *with pics!*

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Zeely

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Hello everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself and my new little baby! I'm a stay-at-home mom with 2 sons, 2 dogs and a very forgiving husband (he tolerates my swooning over the adorable little filed mice that destructively make their way into our basement every winter) This weekend he finally caved under the pressure and got me a tortoise like I've been wanting.

I have done a bunch of research, but still have a ton of questions about how to care for my new little buddy the best way possible. That's where you guys come in. :p

He/she doesn't have a name yet, just picked him up from a reptile show yesterday. The lady that sold him to me said he was about 4 months old, but it was so noisy and crowded, I wasn't sure if she said he was a cherryhead or just a regular redfoot... My attention span may also have been impared by the crippling cuteness of his teeny little face XD

Looking forward to chatting with you all!
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Hi "Zeely":

Welcome to the forum!!

May we know your name and where you are?
 

Ana Z.

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oh my goodness!!!!! what a precious baby! my heart has melted into a puddle!
 

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Thank you everyone for the welcome! Ana, I said the same thing when I saw him! And, Yvonne, my name is Ava and I live in central PA. :)
 

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Welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of redfoots. Your baby is soooo cute!
 

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Did you get her at the hamburg show? I had wanted to go but didn't have time, I read that it was very crowded however.
 

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Thanks! He's such a joy to have, even though he spends all his time hiding right now. How long does it take for them to get used to a new environment? His tank is in a quiet room that I spend a lot of time in, but he will be moving to a bigger tank when I do some rearranging and use my super powers of persuasion on the hubs.
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Ana Z.

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OMG...this baby is so incredibly cute.

super cute setup!!!!!!
 

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Yes, Jeff, I got him/her at the Hamburg show. Attending used to be an enjoyable experience, but ever since they cut the show down to a single day, (and started charging 8 bucks admission) it's almost intolerable. People still come from all over, though. Saw a few plates from as far away as Canada. Parking is a joke too. They had to hire a school bus shuttle from the high school down the road just to handle the parking issues. I went specifically to find a redfoot and because I don't handle crowds well, I jetted out as soon as I made my purchase.
 

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Welcome Ava! I am glad you have such a nice hubby. Looks like a Redfoot, but not a Cherry to me, but take that with a grain of salt. :p:rolleyes:
 

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welcome! nice little humid setup you got there.
 

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Thanks, pdrobber. I'm trying to provide a healthy, comfortable environment for my tortoise while combating what I fear may be the beginning stages of pyramiding. I may be overreacting, but from certain angles his shell looks bumpy and I'd rather err on the side of caution.
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Ana Z.

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AWWWWWWW little baby!!!!!!! i want to hold her/him so bad!!!!!!!!
 

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