To Be....Or Not To Be ....sick?

Chefdenoel10

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Standards for pet products are different than for the human market.

That powder in particular is made to dust low-calcium insects...but using that technique, there really is no way to know how much calcium is being fed in any one meal.

The way things are labelled is also often a way to hide info from competitors ("proprietary" ingredients).

I would hope that Fluker's could tell you how many mg of calcium are in a teaspoon of their product, so contacting them is worthwhile. But the way they label the product makes it hard to use when you really need to know what you are doing.

This sounds sooo interesting…
I will try to call them tomorrow and find out.
I’m gonna come on here to let you know what they say.
Thank you so much again. 😘
 

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Hello everyone!!
I hope you are having a glorious Saturday!
I am here to update you on Sally’s eggs :

Just this minute she has laid 3 .
One was cracked . I think that happened when she probably SAT on it. 😖
Two were perfect!
And just a weird side note?…
She had one in the tub
And TWO hanging off the door to one of her “nesting spots” .?
I said it before and I’ll say it again….
She is weird!???
Does everything the opposite that she is supposed to do…
Such a “Jersey Girl” 🤦‍♀️
Pain in the……

Ok… see you later as I am off to see if there’s more!
Thank you all for your help!!!!!
😘🙏❤️🎉🎈🎊🥰

P.S. no… there will be no babies… there are no boys around for miles!
🔫💪🥷 not if I can help it!
 

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Hello everyone!!
I hope you are having a glorious Saturday!
I am here to update you on Sally’s eggs :

Just this minute she has laid 3 .
One was cracked . I think that happened when she probably SAT on it. 😖
Two were perfect!
And just a weird side note?…
She had one in the tub
And TWO hanging off the door to one of her “nesting spots” .?
I said it before and I’ll say it again….
She is weird!???
Does everything the opposite that she is supposed to do…
Such a “Jersey Girl” 🤦‍♀️
Pain in the……

Ok… see you later as I am off to see if there’s more!
Thank you all for your help!!!!!
😘🙏❤️🎉🎈🎊🥰

P.S. no… there will be no babies… there are no boys around for miles!
🔫💪🥷 not if I can help it!
Just like her mom
 

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Hello everyone!!
I hope you are having a glorious Saturday!
I am here to update you on Sally’s eggs :

Just this minute she has laid 3 .
One was cracked . I think that happened when she probably SAT on it. 😖
Two were perfect!
And just a weird side note?…
She had one in the tub
And TWO hanging off the door to one of her “nesting spots” .?
I said it before and I’ll say it again….
She is weird!???
Does everything the opposite that she is supposed to do…
Such a “Jersey Girl” 🤦‍♀️
Pain in the……

Ok… see you later as I am off to see if there’s more!
Thank you all for your help!!!!!
😘🙏❤️🎉🎈🎊🥰

P.S. no… there will be no babies… there are no boys around for miles!
🔫💪🥷 not if I can help it!
Well... What's really interesting here is I finally got an answer to several questions I've had for a long long time. One was does a tortoise or turtle lay eggs if they aren't fertilized. How long between batches? And since the answer is yes and it could be years, it just shows how precious each one is no matter where they live.🐢
 

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I forgot to congratulate Gary on his emotional support to you and Sally - I'm sure he helped a lot . How is the little chap, anyway ?
Angie x

Hi Angie,
Thanks for thinking of Gary.
I should have called him Houdini because today I took the top off of his cage and was cleaning his food and water dish.
When I turned around 30seconds later he was up at the top ready to come out to play with mommy. 🙄🤦‍♀️

Little stinker…
 

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Hi Angie,
Thanks for thinking of Gary.
I should have called him Houdini because today I took the top off of his cage and was cleaning his food and water dish.
When I turned around 30seconds later he was up at the top ready to come out to play with mommy. 🙄🤦‍♀️

Little stinker…

When I put him back he went for a swim in his water dish! He thinks he’s got his very own pool!!?? What does he think he is Rich or something???
Nope..wrong-ola.
 

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When I put him back he went for a swim in his water dish! He thinks he’s got his very own pool!!?? What does he think he is Rich or something???
Nope..wrong-ola.
Gary seems to be living a very sheltered life...from a concerned slug who has no shell or a life but is always slimey. Wow, Gary is so cute!
 

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Alright @Chefdenoel10 I think we are due for another Sally update! How is she? Has she been able to lay the last of the eggs? I think about her everyday hoping she gets past this soon so she can get back to her regular tortoise life. I hope you’ve gotten some well deserved and needed rest from the whole ordeal.
 

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Alright @Chefdenoel10 I think we are due for another Sally update! How is she? Has she been able to lay the last of the eggs? I think about her everyday hoping she gets past this soon so she can get back to her regular tortoise life. I hope you’ve gotten some well deserved and needed rest from the whole ordeal.

Helloooooo!!! Krista and everyone!!!
I am so sorry for not coming on here for awhile. I was just thinking of popping on here last night when I got sucked into the
“World Cup” final… USA 🇺🇸 WON!!!
I STILL CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!!
They played Mexico (which were absolutely fabulous too)..
Ok on to my update….
Sorry , none to speak of.. 😞
She has not lyes any more eggs…
She is still eating amd pooping like Godzilla’s cousin but that’s about it…
Gary on the other hand was out and about yesterday watching Gordon Ramsey on the tele with me for about an hour….
I can’t wait to have an update for you sooner (with the egg pictures)….
Till then…..?

Now…..
I WANT TO HAER ALL OF YOUR STORIES ABOUT YOUR WEE ONES!!!!
You have the floor…..
Soooo….. 1,2,3… go!
😀

Lol…. I can’t help it!!!! He’s just sooo cute!!
🤣😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
 

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Alright @Chefdenoel10 I think we are due for another Sally update! How is she? Has she been able to lay the last of the eggs? I think about her everyday hoping she gets past this soon so she can get back to her regular tortoise life. I hope you’ve gotten some well deserved and needed rest from the whole ordeal.
Yes, I totally agree, I too have been thinking of you, Chef, and hoping that nothing is going wrong with Sally's laying process. Also, of course, I am a bit concerned about Gary, having to be supportive of you both - Quite a major task for a little chap like him.Please let us know how you all are
Angie x
 

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Helloooooo!!! Krista and everyone!!!
I am so sorry for not coming on here for awhile. I was just thinking of popping on here last night when I got sucked into the
“World Cup” final… USA 🇺🇸 WON!!!
I STILL CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!!
They played Mexico (which were absolutely fabulous too)..
Ok on to my update….
Sorry , none to speak of.. 😞
She has not lyes any more eggs…
She is still eating amd pooping like Godzilla’s cousin but that’s about it…
Gary on the other hand was out and about yesterday watching Gordon Ramsey on the tele with me for about an hour….
I can’t wait to have an update for you sooner (with the egg pictures)….
Till then…..?

Now…..
I WANT TO HAER ALL OF YOUR STORIES ABOUT YOUR WEE ONES!!!!
You have the floor…..
Soooo….. 1,2,3… go!
😀

Lol…. I can’t help it!!!! He’s just sooo cute!!
🤣😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
Gary's so pretty and cute 😍 Do you know what kind of snail he is? The apple snails of Florida fascinate me. Their shells are so beautiful. Supposedly they are extinct but I've found freshly discarded shells in the past.
 

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Helloooooo!!! Krista and everyone!!!
I am so sorry for not coming on here for awhile. I was just thinking of popping on here last night when I got sucked into the
“World Cup” final… USA 🇺🇸 WON!!!
I STILL CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!!
They played Mexico (which were absolutely fabulous too)..
Ok on to my update….
Sorry , none to speak of.. 😞
She has not lyes any more eggs…
She is still eating amd pooping like Godzilla’s cousin but that’s about it…
Gary on the other hand was out and about yesterday watching Gordon Ramsey on the tele with me for about an hour….
I can’t wait to have an update for you sooner (with the egg pictures)….
Till then…..?

Now…..
I WANT TO HAER ALL OF YOUR STORIES ABOUT YOUR WEE ONES!!!!
You have the floor…..
Soooo….. 1,2,3… go!
😀

Lol…. I can’t help it!!!! He’s just sooo cute!!
🤣😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
I’m happy to hear back from you so quickly!! About the eggs…what the heck?! How long can they stay in there before it causes harm to her? Is it normal for a tortoise to hold some eggs back for some reason? I’m happy to hear she is still eating a lot. I am glad Gary has been a good emotional support for you 😍. He really is so cute, and your pictures of him are priceless!! I can’t help but smile when I see pics of Gary.

Things are going good over here. Spoke with grandma this morning and as usual, the first question she has is wondering how Bozo is doing! 😂🤣🥰. We spoke for over an hour and had a great visit. Today is actually 2 years since I brought Dozer home. Those 2 years went by so fast. He LOVES Mazuri but I only give it to him and Wednesday’s and Sunday’s. Because today is 2 years since he came home I gave him a little bit of Mazuri this morning which he thoroughly enjoyed. I mixed in some dried raspberry leaves and nettle, as well as some miner-all and reptivite, so it wasn’t too bad. One really exciting thing, is that I’ve been growing out a couple of hibiscus plants for some time now, and over this past week I finally reached the threshold where I feel it’s safe to feed to Dozer. In the last week I’ve been able to give him 3 flowers and he absolutely devoured them, each time. I’ve been dreaming of feeding him hibiscus flowers for 2 years, and it brought me so much joy to finally be able to do that this week.

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Helloooooo!!! Krista and everyone!!!
I am so sorry for not coming on here for awhile. I was just thinking of popping on here last night when I got sucked into the
“World Cup” final… USA 🇺🇸 WON!!!
I STILL CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!!
They played Mexico (which were absolutely fabulous too)..
Ok on to my update….
Sorry , none to speak of.. 😞
She has not lyes any more eggs…
She is still eating amd pooping like Godzilla’s cousin but that’s about it…
Gary on the other hand was out and about yesterday watching Gordon Ramsey on the tele with me for about an hour….
I can’t wait to have an update for you sooner (with the egg pictures)….
Till then…..?

Now…..
I WANT TO HAER ALL OF YOUR STORIES ABOUT YOUR WEE ONES!!!!
You have the floor…..
Soooo….. 1,2,3… go!
😀

Lol…. I can’t help it!!!! He’s just sooo cute!!
🤣😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
Dear Chef - I was thinking about Sally, and I wondered if you would consider her a bit of a drama queen. I don't mean this critically - just admiringly !! What a girl !!
Angie x
 

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Gary's so pretty and cute 😍 Do you know what kind of snail he is? The apple snails of Florida fascinate me. Their shells are so beautiful. Supposedly they are extinct but I've found freshly discarded shells in the past.

They say he’s a “garden snail”?
I think he is a wolf in sheep’s clothing!
😝
That little booger…
 

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I’m happy to hear back from you so quickly!! About the eggs…what the heck?! How long can they stay in there before it causes harm to her? Is it normal for a tortoise to hold some eggs back for some reason? I’m happy to hear she is still eating a lot. I am glad Gary has been a good emotional support for you 😍. He really is so cute, and your pictures of him are priceless!! I can’t help but smile when I see pics of Gary.

Things are going good over here. Spoke with grandma this morning and as usual, the first question she has is wondering how Bozo is doing! 😂🤣🥰. We spoke for over an hour and had a great visit. Today is actually 2 years since I brought Dozer home. Those 2 years went by so fast. He LOVES Mazuri but I only give it to him and Wednesday’s and Sunday’s. Because today is 2 years since he came home I gave him a little bit of Mazuri this morning which he thoroughly enjoyed. I mixed in some dried raspberry leaves and nettle, as well as some miner-all and reptivite, so it wasn’t too bad. One really exciting thing, is that I’ve been growing out a couple of hibiscus plants for some time now, and over this past week I finally reached the threshold where I feel it’s safe to feed to Dozer. In the last week I’ve been able to give him 3 flowers and he absolutely devoured them, each time. I’ve been dreaming of feeding him hibiscus flowers for 2 years, and it brought me so much joy to finally be able to do that this week.

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That face!!!!!
Those flowers!!!
GORGEOUS!!!!
I just want to give him a big noisy kiss on his head (like a smack sound).🤣
You are taking such good care of “Do…..”
I mean “Bozo”. 🤣
What a great day!
Two years!! Wooo hooooo!!!!
Does he have a birthday?
If not you should make this his birthday.
That way you can remember when you got him and his age.
I love seeing pictures so keep em’ comin’!
😃
 

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I was too late posting this - you replied seconds before me - So glad Sally is ok - I love your photos of Gary - especially in his little bed - he is clearly coping with the stress well
Angie x

Hi Angie!
How’s the wee one?
Hope all is well with you and your family as well.
Yes, Gary is a character all right.
Keeps me on my toes. 😉
I would like to teach him a trick or two…
Any suggestions??

Your turn to post pictures!! 😃
 
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