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Pickles and Crusher

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by EllieMay, Jun 29, 2018.

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  1. EllieMay

    EllieMay Well-Known Member

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    They started out Big and Bad but my son changed their names! so today is 1 wk in my home! They come outside everyday for at least an hour so I thought it would be a good time to share pics. I will post weight gains this evening and will also finish the second enclosure tonight! I’m making progress. But most importantly, My babies are doing great. They both eat well and they love it when I pet them. If I stop, they will try to get closer or rub their heads on my finger. Crusher is a bit more out going than Pickles... but Pickles is speedy Gonzales at play time. They are special! Pickles is the picture with my thumb to the left. He is a little Rounder, Darker, and has a black dot on his head.. Crusher is just like his namesake.. a big ol baby. He just goes with the Flow.

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    Have you tried giving them scratches on the back of their shell yet, "Butt Scratches". You'll be in for a laugh probably....
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    Crusher on the left, Pickles on the right...

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    Ok.. so here’s my second enclosure.. I was going for economical but effective so take it easy on me! I did this all by myself:oops:

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    Nothings happening..... lol.. they are kinda geared up with the soaking so I’ll try again later. So tell me what I could expect:)
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    Most turtles and torts do this.....
    My RF and my water turtles both do it
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    I tried the butt scratch on Sheldon. He is just all attitude. He let out a hiss, and swung his butt out like he was trying to hit me with his shell. What a punk.
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    Lmbo!!! That’s awesome
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    There’s always THAT ONE;)
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    So just to be on record.. Pickles is now 39 grams and Crusher is a whopping 42.. they have each gained 2 grams this week.. is this good progress?
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    I will be off to the store this morning for new bulb for the new enclosure.. looks like it’s going to hold my temp and humidity well though. I believe this will be Pickles bedroom:)
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    Pickles is moving in tonight. Humidity and Temp have made a solid 24hrs :)
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    Crusher pigging out.

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    Pickles has went from 37 to 40 grams and Crusher from 39 to 43 grams! (In 1-1/2 weeks) These guys got off to a rough start and after seeing Tom’s growth chart, I was more than a little worried.. but they seem to be doing really well so just pray for them and hope that I wasn’t too late to give them a shot.

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    Just some pics from today:)
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    They look great to me! But I must confess...I can't tell them apart yet!
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    Lol.. I was going to ask if anyone could.. I have always saw the difference but now the shell saver really makes Pickles stand out.
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    I get a lil camera happy over them:)
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    The shell saver does bring out a rich, deep lustre, doesn't it? Looks nice!
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    Thank you! It really does... I almost feel guilty for not using it on Crusher.. like he’s sucking hind tit or something :-(

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