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  1. Mcgorman2

    Mcgorman2 New Member

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    No plans yet. I’ve just joined to get as much information as possible. I’ll be lurking for awhile but would love suggestions and recommendations for a first tortoise. I’m determined to do it right. I know Russians seem to be the standard starter tortoise but I’d like something a little flashier than that. Thank you!

    Matt from Long Island, New York.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Welcome to TFO!

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    Mcgorman2 New Member

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    Thanks. I was just reading your Redfoot thread!
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    jsheffield Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    I love my Redfoot, Darwin, but also am completely taken with my Russian, Chili.

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    I think you'd be happy with either!

    Jamie
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    Welcome to the forum! Russians are a great first tortoise, but if you have the room, I'd recommend a Redfoot. They are so personable and friendly. I have 7 of them, and with the exception of one that is a bit of a terror, they are all as friendly as can be. They eat out of my hand, come running when they hear my voice and love attention. They are definitely larger than a Russian, and need different environments as well....but it might be worth checking them out. I have pics of mine on my media page if you'd like to check them out.
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    Welcome Matt,. I'm on the island as well. I would recommend a Greek or Hermann's.
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    Russians are handsome and treat you like the help! That is why I love mine so much!
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    I vote Russian! They have great personalities and are very hardy.
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