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Time Out for Bad Behavior

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by lighthiker2, Feb 20, 2014.

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  1. lighthiker2

    lighthiker2 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    ImageUploadedByTortForum1392924844.628329.jpg I took Sully to the park today...First day of really nice weather. What does he do straightaway? Before I can blink an eye he chomps on an old filter of a smoke. Omg. Ever tried getting something out of a sulcata mouth? We played tug-o-war and I broke half of it off (he ended up getting some cotton fibers) but he stubbornly refused to come back out of his shell until he had finished the rest.

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    He must have (in my Momma brain) known I was ticked because he started to walk away... With his orange backpack he resembled a disgruntled six year old stomping off to "run away".

    The next couple hours, while still outside, he is confined to a shopping basket with some new dandelions. (Yeh, we son't give ice cream to kids while they are in time out, but I am rationalizing his sulcata brain doesn't know that.)
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    Laura Well-Known Member 10 Year Member! 5 Year Member

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    that's one good reason why you don't take them to the park... other reasons,, Dogs, weed killer, thiefs.......
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    lighthiker2 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Well this isn't a "real" park, which is why I figured it would be safer. Obviously not.
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    Kids can get in trouble anywhere :(
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    Mine would find cig filters in my yard, and we don't smoke. It could happen anywhere....
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    Uh? what is the back pack for?????
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    lighthiker2 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    For visibility... He turns into Waldo every time he goes though leaves, ya know....
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    I love the back pack. So cute. Did you make it or buy it from the doggie area of a pet store?
    Next time you take him out, just scope the area before letting him loose. Yes, that kind of stuff can be found anyplace.
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