Vancouver WA/ Portland OR tortoise and turtle club meeting!

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I am excited to announce that a few local tortoise and turtle keepers are starting a tortoise and turtle club here in Vancouver, Washington.

We are having our first meeting this coming Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 3:15pm at the Vancouver Mall Best Western (9420 NE Vancouver Mall Drive
Vancouver, Washington, 98662). They are graciously allowing us to use the conference room after the International Reptile Rescue's Meet-n-Greet adoption event.

All are welcome, from near or far. Bring your questions, your tortoise or turtle, or any supplies you might not need any more. Several of us are also happy to trim beaks and nails for free.

Feel free to PM me with any questions you might have.
 

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I will try to make it. Short notice, but I can juggle things.


I have a 36" T8 zoo med ReptiSun 10.0 fluorescencet UVB lamp that I will give to someone who can use it. I don't have a fixture for it, so I can't use it.

And I'm looking for a hood for my incandescent heat lamp. Preferably a zoo med combo, but any hood/shroud will do. I can offer you a few bucks for it.

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Oregon/Washington Tortoise Rescue
 

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Awesome, I look forward to seeing you there!

If you come a little early, International Reptile Rescue usually has some used but functioning heat lamp fixtures for sale for very reasonable prices. :)

SenjiSandy said:
I will try to make it. Short notice, but I can juggle things.


I have a 36" T8 zoo med ReptiSun 10.0 fluorescencet UVB lamp that I will give to someone who can use it. I don't have a fixture for it, so I can't use it.

And I'm looking for a hood for my incandescent heat lamp. Preferably a zoo med combo, but any hood/shroud will do. I can offer you a few bucks for it.

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Sandy
Oregon/Washington Tortoise Rescue
 

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Hi I live in Seattle and would love to come to a future meeting but I cannot make it this Saturday. Is there an email distribution list or something I can be added to for upcoming info?

Lisa
 

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Thanks, Katie!!

I was planning to come early anyway and hope to meet new species of tortoises...or maybe see Crusty? I love him!!

I'm bringing Larry this time. He is well over his sniffles and tearing his enclosure apart...so time out will be good for him.
 

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@Lisa, that would be so awesome if you can come in the future!

Probably the best way to keep track of when the next meeting will be if you 'like' my friend's rescue organization's FB page. Just search Facebook for "International Reptile Rescue" - the meetings will be included in her 'events' calendar. I'm trying to keep things as uncomplicated as possible in order to be sustainable. I'll also post it on here.

LisaTurtle said:
Hi I live in Seattle and would love to come to a future meeting but I cannot make it this Saturday. Is there an email distribution list or something I can be added to for upcoming info?

Lisa
 

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Next meeting??? Curly the Hermanni says he wants to come this time,

I am not going to any dog shows in November...traded my usual Roseberg shows for a new baby Sulcata from Tom in CA. It comes Thursday!!

What we all need to do next is promote the club, and a meeting date so more people know about it.
Facebook page perhaps?


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Sandy
Oregon-Washington Tortoise Rescue

Mo the Sulcata
Larry the Jordanian Greek
Curly the Eastern Hermanni
....baby Sulcata on the way!
Lola the Basenji
Dexter the Basenji
John the boyfriend stuck in Kansas...so I get more tortoises!
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LisaTurtle said:
Hi I live in Seattle and would love to come to a future meeting but I cannot make it this Saturday. Is there an email distribution list or something I can be added to for upcoming info?

Lisa
Lisa, I'm moving to Olympia area in January/February. Maybe we can carpool. 2-3 hours talking about torts and turtles works fine for me!! [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES][TURTLE]


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Oregon-Washington Tortoise Rescue

Mo the Sulcata
Larry the Jordanian Greek
Curly the Eastern Hermanni
....baby Sulcata on the way!
Lola the Basenji
Dexter the Basenji
John the boyfriend stuck in Kansas...so I get more tortoises!
 

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How did the meeting go??

Sandi- yes carpooling might work out well! That's cool you're moving to Olympia!
 

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We had an enjoyable time. Talked about our own rescues, enclosures, who's in the area that wants to or might want to be involved, enjoyed a few torts that came along.




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Sandy
Oregon-Washington Tortoise Rescue

Mo the Sulcata
Larry the Jordanian Greek
Curly the Eastern Hermanni
....baby Sulcata on the way!
Lola the Basenji
Dexter the Basenji
John the boyfriend stuck in Kansas...so I get more tortoises!
 

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The next club meeting will be November 2, at 3pm at the Best Wester near the Vancouver Mall, @Lisa. Then we won't meet again until January. :)
 

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I'm up that way sometimes, if I get the chance I'll join you!
 

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pugsandkids said:
I'm up that way sometimes, if I get the chance I'll join you!
Let us know if you are, I'm sure we can do an impromptue event. I've been promising a tour of the veterinary hospital, potluck, and do some focused teaching. Like radiography, or bandage technics, maybe blood draws. My boss is open to it as well. Maybe we can offer $10 X-rays so everyone can screen their torts for eggs/stones/foreign bodies. How fun!!!

Just ask, I can make it happen pretty short notice.


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Mo the Sulcata (4.8 lbs)
Oliver the Sulcata (50 lbs)
Larry the Jordanian Greek
Curly the Eastern Hermanni
....baby Sulcata Franklin on the way!
Lola the Basenji
Dexter the Basenji
John the boyfriend stuck in Kansas...so I get more tortoises!
 

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Sweet!! I should be able to make it Nov 2nd! I will confirm it works with the hubby & daughter. I'm sure my daughter will come with me, she's 14.

Sandy that would be awesome to do at your vet office I would definitely come for that too!
 

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I'm going to talk to my boss and see if we can have a Christmas party at the hospital.

I'm thinking December 14th, a Sunday, mid afternoon so people have time to drive home.
We are in McMinnville, so can be 45+ minutes from I-5.
Anyone think that's a bad idea?

I can push it to a weekend in January and call it a New Years celebration.


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Oregon-Washington Tortoise Rescue

Mo the Sulcata (4.8 lbs)
Oliver the Sulcata (50 lbs)
Larry the Jordanian Greek
Curly the Eastern Hermanni
....baby Sulcata Franklin on the way!
Lola the Basenji
Dexter the Basenji
John the boyfriend stuck in Kansas...so I get more tortoises!
 

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It was great to meet you ladies today!!! Here are some pics from today...

Gary enjoying the road trip on the way to the meet up ImageUploadedByTortForum1383452165.997989.jpg
Sandy's Starvin Marvin
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Rescues available for adoption
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My daughter Brooklyn holding a rescue ball python ImageUploadedByTortForum1383452604.794536.jpg

I don't get any pics of mad Max running around
 

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Thanks for posting those! It was great to meet you in person. I'm starting to meet all sorts of TFO folks.

I picked up that Redfoot female in Albany. Disaster. In need to contact Katie for help. I'm glad I got her. She's not healthy at all. Then, I hit a deer on I5. New car smashed. Uh.

But I had a blast today at meet n greet.
 

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OMG Sandy that is awful!!!!! Are u ok? Was the deer ok? That is really terrible I'm so sorry!
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I hope you guys can get the new redfoot back to health. Did you get it from the previous owners?
 

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Thank you,..I'm fine, deer ran off, car a wreck. $1k deductible so I'm screwed.
I've already soaked her and everyone else. Owner bought her 3 years ago. Kept her with his Boxies. Definitely not correct habitat for Redfoots.
 

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