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    Default I' know they aren't round... Red footed Tortoises

    they make up for it in personality..

    I have some new additions to the family.. These are a group of captive breed South American Red foot tortoises....

    Their current home is a 75 gal tank...but they'll out grow it in a year and then have a section of the yard in the summer and a room in the basement in the winter.

    My kids have named them of course...
    my Daughter's are friendbear,rainbow and sam
    my sons are turtley, turtley, turley ()

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    They are very easy to please food wise...

    here they are eating rose of sharon flowers..

    hope you enjoyed seeing them,
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    LOL those are awesome! How big do they get?

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    Hi Adrian,

    They get to be 12-16" and can live for many decades..

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    Those are beautiful Al... way too cool!!

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    But what's more important is the time that is known, as that little dash there in between.

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    Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing

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    Default Re: I' know they aren't round... but

    Where did you get them? I have no idea where you get the time. LOL!
    I notice you feeding them flowers.
    Once in yard then you need to put them in a fenced area with no flowers so you aren't sleeping on the couch?

    We've seen a few big ones trout fishing few years back. No idea what kind they were. But we haven't seen any in a few years.
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    Default Re: I' know they aren't round... but

    Those are way cool Al. You will have your own zoo before too long. lol

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    Hey Al,
    This reminded me of when I was a kid in L.A. and a neighbor had a tortoise. I used to pic (I think they were) Hibiscus flowers for it to eat. Pretty cool little group of critters you got there. Are you planning on breeding them?

    Kacey

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    Hi all,
    Thanks, yes they are a neat little group. I have always been into reptiles, and have recently taken a few steps back to them.. Mainly ratsnakes and tortoises...at this point.

    These are future breeders...it'll take a good 5-6 years before they are old enough, and I'll need a few more unrelated specimens.

    Greg , These are from a breeder thats been working with this species for a long time....

    This species is a south American Tortoise that are often wild caught for the pet trade..I wanted nothing to do with that...but these tortoises are bred more and more in captivity and thats the key to saving the wild species.... Whats nice about them is they don't hibernate...most tortoises sold in pet shops need to hibernate to really be healthy... these guys don't... and their care is relatively easy.... grasses, vegetables, fruit in moderation....they are basically grazers.

    kacey,
    I'd believe hibiscus as Rose of sharon are members of the same family and they love these flowers.

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    Default Re: I' know they aren't round... but

    coool! I want to get some!
    I've had turtles my whole life except for the last couple years, time to get some again I think.

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    wow brew..guess your not going anywhere for awhile..you have to live long enough to caretake those guys..
    nice tortoises.

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    Wow Al those are too cool

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    Default Re: I' know they aren't round... but

    I've always loved tortoises, and these are beautiful. Are the dabs of green and red paint to enable your son and daughter to tell whose is whose? Will they be in the playroom part of the basement or the fishroom part? Playroom, I hope. I'm guessing they'll need a bit of space. Martha

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    Default Re: I' know they aren't round... but

    Al,
    very cool is this some kind of secret project ? could we see in the future the first discus with a hard shell ?What will you call this new strain,Distioses or maybe Torcus ?


    cheers
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