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Discussion in 'Water turtles' started by Moozillion, Mar 27, 2019.

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  1. Moozillion

    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    My NEW BABY turtle arrives today!!!!:D:D:D
    I will keep an ongoing thread (with photos, of course) throughout the day for the arrival, the unboxing, the re-warming and introduction into the tank!!!
    I'm keeping the species identity a secret so that people can guess what kind he is when they see him!
    The first person to correctly guess his species AND POST WHY THEY THINK IT'S CORRECT will win a batch of homemade, from scratch, cookies made by yours truly. We will discuss the type of cookie via pm. :p (I will pay postage if the cookies are going overseas from the US)

    I also decided I did't like the name I had chosen for him, so that'll be an ongoing process until I've decided!;)

    And a BIG THANK YOU to Tortstork aka shellfreak aka Randy Betz for my new baby! @shellfreak
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I must be excited about the new baby's arrival since I DREAMED about it last night! I dreamed that despite all Randy's careful packaging, the turtle :eek: arrived in an open dishpan full of soapy dishwater! He ate blood worms very well, though and was none the worse for his unorthodox arrival!!! :D:D:D
    THat baby better get here soon!
  3. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I'm sitting on tenterhooks! (and it's very uncomfortable. You'd better update this thread soon!!!)
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    It's 9:14 and there's a knock at the door! I wonder who it could be????
    Why, It's Chris from Fed EX with a mysterious box!!!! ;)
    He told me he'd been listening for movement in the box! :)

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    How mysterious!!!! It's a box from TortStork in Delaware with an insulated inner box, a heat pack and newspaper!!!!
    What COULD this be??!?!??:p

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    Oh, BOY! It's a...deli cup with holes in it!!!!!
    Curiouser and curiouser!!!!

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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Here's a lovely bed of damp moss with something grey in it!!!!

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    The mysterious grey object has a body temperature of 69.7, so it needs to be warmed up a bit before going into the tank...

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    Pouring in warm water, a little at a time, for several minutes to let the Mysterious Object warm up gently...

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    Musk turtle?
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Will this new baby share Jacques' tank?
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Once he warmed up, he was rarin' to go!!!! the very first time I picked him up, he wiggled VERY vigorously and startled me, so that I dropped him! Luckily, I only dropped him about 3 inches onto a towel...

    Baby Turtle: "PUT ME DOWN!!!!!"
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    Adorable tummy and speckled legs!!!!! :)
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    ...and a profile view!!!!!:)
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    BINGO!
    But that's only HALF the information needed to win the cookies!
    WHY do you think this is a musk turtle?;) (this is an educational forum, after all! :p)
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Jacques has moved up to a 40 gallon breeder Penthouse Suite, and will have a separate thread on that. :)
    Her old 20 gallon long got a makeover, and houses the new baby. :<3:
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    More photos to follow!
    Unfortunately, I do still work, and although i work from home via computer, I've gotten several messages needing attention.
    Trust me, there will be MANY MORE photos of the little guy!!!!!!! :D:<3::<3::<3:

    AND A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO RANDY BETZ AT TORTSTORK FOR MY FABULOUS NEW BABY!!!!!!:):<3::<3::<3:
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    Razor back musk? Gues Based on Color and shape
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    Congrats! Well that solves the mystery of which came first: the turtle or the egg. I'm patiently waiting for FedEx to knock on my door too within the next 2 hours with my "Insta-Hatch" egg from Tortstork.

    Beautiful new baby you got there! Decide on a name yet?
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    You got it
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    It's a Razorback Musk like I guessed on your other thread about a month back cuz that's the kind you said you wanted a couple months ago or so.
    Hes cute
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    AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!
    He is indeed a razorback musk turtle!
    and he is ALL OVER this tank like a little aquatic Tasmanian Devil!!!!! He's so fast that so far I've got about 40 booty shots!:D
    PM me NorCal tortoise guy, and we can discuss what type of cookies you'd like!:)
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    OK- we have TWO WINNERS!!!:D
    PM me, wellington, and we can talk about what cookies you'd like!:):<3:
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Not yet. Waiting to be inspired by his personality!!! So far "Tasmanian Devil" is most descriptive!!!!:p He's an ACTIVE little bugger!
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    razorback! Cookies!!! Cookies!!! Me want cookies.
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    That's okay. I wasnt first on this thread. Just enjoy your new baby.
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