5 Year Member
- Jul 27, 2013
- Location (City and/or State)
- Glendale, Arizona, USA
TortyTom said:Well, I got my Sulcata (Darwin) about 8 months ago. I was walking up my driveway and noticed one of my not so friendly neighbors holding something in his hands and walking towards the big ditch across from our neighborhood. Me being the nosy guy I am, I walked across the street to see what he had. It was a small sulcata tortoise. He was about to toss it into a ditch full of rough water. He said he got it for his son about a week before but the son grew tired of it and wanted to get a lizard instead. Can you believe this? I told him that this was a land tortoise and if he threw it in the water, it would most definitely die. He didn't seem to care and started going through the motion to toss the little guy in, so I got a little stern and said give me the darn (not that word) tortoise. He looked at me funny and said it's a boring pet that doesn't do anything as he handed it to me. I asked what he knew about it and he only told me the guy at the pet shop said it was 8 months old. I had never had anything other then Box turtles as a child (but always wanted a sulcata) Luckily I stumbled across this forum and Toms threads and all turned out well. Here is a pic from then and one now!
he was raised BEAUTIFULLY, almost no pyramiding at all. good job.