True Leopard LOVE!!!

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KimandKarasi

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Hello everyone! Meet my little Leopard tortoise Elias! I finally got him this morning in the mail, and I have not been able to take my eyes off him since!! I have never in my life seen or let alone held a tortoise this small! I made this thread to show him off a bit, and post about all the adorable little things he does. ;) (which happens so often! :p) He's like my tort-come-true, he is already so comfortable with me, I didnt expect it at all! When I showed him to my friends at petco, I set him on the counter and when he saw all the faces looking at him he got scared enough to not come out much, but right when I put my hand back by him he popped out real quick and ran to me like a shy kid hding behind his mother's dress. ;) absolutely stole my heart! lol! on top of that he does that thing where when I go to pet his head he sticks his neck out as far as it would go to rub my finger back, and is so comfortable with me i had him in one hand (feet not even touching the ground yet), and when I put a hibiscus leaf in front of him he just chomped away! (video below ;) lol!) I can tell we are going to be bonded like glue for years and years to come! :D
After he had a long warm soak after getting out of that box, I took him outside for his first adventure :p It was less than 30 seconds before he was eating at everything he could see! lol
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Then later on in the day was when he did the adorable hibiscus eating act ;) I just love him!
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http://s867.photobucket.com/albums/ab234/Amethyst1117/?action=view&current=036-1.mp4
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(Couldnt stop myself from taking that picture, haha!! He fit so perfect, and he was so comfy he fell asleep! :D lol!)

That's Elias so far! I'll probably also be using this as a "watch him as he grows" thread as well, but today is only his first day! :D :tort:
Maybe I should measure and weigh him too...
 

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KimandKarasi said:
Hello everyone! Meet my little Leopard tortoise Elias! I finally got him this morning in the mail, and I have not been able to take my eyes off him since!! I have never in my life seen or let alone held a tortoise this small! I made this thread to show him off a bit, and post about all the adorable little things he does. ;) (which happens so often! :p) He's like my tort-come-true, he is already so comfortable with me, I didnt expect it at all! When I showed him to my friends at petco, I set him on the counter and when he saw all the faces looking at him he got scared enough to not come out much, but right when I put my hand back by him he popped out real quick and ran to me like a shy kid hding behind his mother's dress. ;) absolutely stole my heart! lol! on top of that he does that thing where when I go to pet his head he sticks his neck out as far as it would go to rub my finger back, and is so comfortable with me i had him in one hand (feet not even touching the ground yet), and when I put a hibiscus leaf in front of him he just chomped away! (video below ;) lol!) I can tell we are going to be bonded like glue for years and years to come! :D
After he had a long warm soak after getting out of that box, I took him outside for his first adventure :p It was less than 30 seconds before he was eating at everything he could see! lol
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http://s867.photobucket.com/albums/ab234/Amethyst1117/?action=view&current=024-2.mp4
http://s867.photobucket.com/albums/ab234/Amethyst1117/?action=view&current=023-1.mp4
http://s867.photobucket.com/albums/ab234/Amethyst1117/?action=view&current=020-2.mp4

Then later on in the day was when he did the adorable hibiscus eating act ;) I just love him!
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http://s867.photobucket.com/albums/ab234/Amethyst1117/?action=view&current=036-1.mp4
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(Couldnt stop myself from taking that picture, haha!! He fit so perfect, and he was so comfy he fell asleep! :D lol!)

That's Elias so far! I'll probably also be using this as a "watch him as he grows" thread as well, but today is only his first day! :D :tort:
Maybe I should measure and weigh him too...

Good thing he didnt poop in that pic:D He looks very healthy. Glad you got him
 

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Eweezyfosheezy said:
Pm please I dont want to hijack her thread :)

haha! my thread has been hijacked by tortoise enthusiasts ;) lol! Thank you very much Elliott for this amazing tortoise, he makes me so happy! :D even better than I could have ever hoped for :) thank you!
 

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So I made Elias a welcome cake out of Mazuri and Cactus pear flavored Nature Zone Tortoise bites all cut up today! lol!
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But sadly, he wasn't interested...
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Thankfully Karasi is no party pooper! lol, she ate every last bit of it :p
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Its crazy looking at size difference between my sulcata and the baby Leopard, and especially holding Karasi after I put Elias down! haha!
 

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Peaches bts said:
Elias was so comfy in your chest! :D cute.

Nice cake.. . .the things we do for our tort!

Right! The whole time I was diligently working away trying to get the little orange things just right, and my dad just stared at me like he didn't know who I was anymore, lol! I've been bitten by the tort bug I tell him ;) :tort:
 

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Yesterday there was a pretty bad storm here, so i had to bring in Karasi. At first I was worried about how Karasi would react (she bullies Noelle [whiteswan]'s on site if they're in the same enclosure..) but for some reason she acted more protective. I spent majority of my day looking in and making sure she wasnt just waiting until my back was turned, but really she never nudged or nipped, just watched him, lol! and he did the same to her :p they're so yin and yang, Karasi is too outgoing for her own good, and the baby hasnt been doing much besides sleeping mostly. then when I had them together she would be roaming around then would reach where he was sleeping under the marigolds, sniff him, then shuffle her back feet and dig into the moss and sleep right there next to him. :p
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Then on the flip side, when Karasi got up in the morning knowing it was time for her food, Elias just got right up with her and followed her around, lol! It was as if she was showing him the routine and the other cool spots in the gigantic enclosure (compared to Elias's size! lol).
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But, worried the tides would turn and that I was just in a positive frame of mind in la-la-land, I took Karasi back outside to her enclosure, but little Elias didnt forget where she had taught him the real food bowl was, haha! he kept eating all day, then just now I look in and find this adorable sight. ;)
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Just like a baby to eat everything then crash in the same spot :p lol!
 
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