jcboy
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2015 06:45 pm
@ehBeth,
I'll miss Harry but the two can no-longer live together and he's going to a nice home, plenty of room to roam around. Plus it's only a few hours from us so we will visit every now and then.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2015 06:56 pm
@ehBeth,
Work it, Harry, enjoy.

Update as you can?
jcboy
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2015 07:32 pm
@ossobuco,
Oh I will. I’ll still be posting the adventures of Henry even when he’s 350lbs! and post photo’s of Harry when we visit.

Henry is very docile compared to Harry.

Harry was going after anyone that came into his pen, even chasing my 110lb dog Frankie out of the pen.

Have to get ready for dinner now but will be back tomorrow!
jcboy
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jan, 2015 04:01 pm
@jcboy,
Check out Henry, running around the house today. Just not too long ago he use to fit in the palm of my hand! Cool

 http://oi58.tinypic.com/1e2ale.jpg
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jan, 2015 04:20 pm
@jcboy,
hopefully David will be back from holidays soon to see that pic of Henry

our little dog could ride Henry !
jcboy
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jan, 2015 04:24 pm
@ehBeth,
Yea he could ride him.

I was thinking of sending both to the tortoise farm but I just couldn't part with Henry, he will be passed down to Antonio's children some day.

Last I heard David was going on vacation but this is a long one, hope he's doing okay!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jan, 2015 04:27 pm
@jcboy,
You'll have to leave money for a tractor to transport Henry if Antonio's kids are going to inherit him! Smile
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MMarciano
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jan, 2015 07:47 pm
I never thought a tortoise could get that large that fast! When I met Morgan Harry was a tiny little tortoise, always half the size of the other one. That didn’t last long,

It seemed like overnight, one day I walked out to check on them and couldn’t tell the two apart, they were the same size. Two months later Harry was larger then Henry.

I stepped into their pen one day to feed and Harry came charging at me like a tank.
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Keith424
 
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Reply Tue 20 Jan, 2015 12:13 pm
@jcboy,
Poor Harry is gone Sad

Hey Peanut how ya doing?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 11 Feb, 2015 10:59 am
Getting around Tortoise town:

jcboy
 
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Reply Mon 16 Feb, 2015 08:22 pm
@Ragman,
We have to take Henry to the Vet, do you know that tortoise hasn't eaten in 7 days now!

He walks around, doesn't seem sick, I can't imagine he has stopped eating because he misses the other one but I guess its possible.

It's very unusual for a Sulcata Tortoise to stop eating, they would eat non stop all day long if you let them.
chai2
 
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Reply Mon 16 Feb, 2015 09:56 pm
@Ragman,
Ragman wrote:

Getting around Tortoise town:

[youtube] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsLJirkJfMk [/youtube]


There's a squirrel in the background of that video! In the house!

SQUIRRL
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 16 Feb, 2015 09:56 pm
@jcboy,
jcboy wrote:

We have to take Henry to the Vet, do you know that tortoise hasn't eaten in 7 days now!

He walks around, doesn't seem sick, I can't imagine he has stopped eating because he misses the other one but I guess its possible.

It's very unusual for a Sulcata Tortoise to stop eating, they would eat non stop all day long if you let them.


Maybe he has a blockage. Has he been poopin'?
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 16 Feb, 2015 10:20 pm
@jcboy,
Here's some very useful info and some FAQ here about your type of tortoise. I imagine you know most of this stuff...but I figure it's worth mentioning:

http://www.sulcata-station.org/faq.html

"Dark leafy greens like dandelions, collards, mustards, and arugula, in small amounts, are okay as a supplement to a regular diet of grasses, weeds, clovers, and other graze. However, it is a bad idea to try to feed your sulcata a steady diet of produce and thawed veggies ONLY...."

"All vegetables grown for human consumption contain relatively high levels of protein when compared to dry grasses. In breaking down these proteins, your tortoise's digestive tract creates various amino acids and other waste products that are absorbed into the bloodstream along with the nutrients that the tortoise actually needs. The tortoise's kidneys and liver filter out these waste products from the bloodstream. Consistently low levels of protein don't overexert the kidneys and liver, and they can recover from any minor damage caused by the waste products and toxins in the bloodstream. But if the tortoise's diet is consistently too high in protein, the kidneys and liver can become irreparably damaged by all the waste products and toxins they are filtering out of the bloodstream. This damage to the kidneys and liver will drastically shorten the tortoise's lifespan."
EqualityFLSTPete
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 03:59 pm
@Ragman,
He's probably taking that animal to the emergency room! Laughing
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jcboy
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 06:48 pm
@chai2,
Could be a blockage or Henry is a female and she’s pregnant!

When we had one of the rooms being remodeled Marco came home and said the three guys that were working in the house had told him they saw the tortoises mating. Could be why Harry was always going after her.

If she is pregnant we will have to place her in an area when she can dig to lay her eggs, I’ve read if she doesn’t have a place to lay them she won’t and it can kill her.
jcboy
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 06:51 pm
@Ragman,
Yep I have read quite a bit of that, now I always gave them the commercial tortoise diet you can buy in pet stores, I've also read it's not really that good for them. They need the dark leafy greens, which I gave them as well.

Henry didn't eat again today, tomorrow I'll be taking him, or her in to the Vet but I have a feeling she's carrying eggs.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 06:57 pm
@jcboy,
You're going to be a grandfather?

No wonder you need to moisturize Wink keep lookin' young
jcboy
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 07:04 pm
@ehBeth,
lol oh god!

She or he is only 6.5 years old but I've read it's not the age it's the size, and Henry is pretty big, plus the smaller one Harry, who was always quite a bit smaller then Henry grew fast and last summer Harry was the larger tortoise.

If it turns out Henry is egg bound we will have to turn her loose in the yard and let her find the spot to lay her eggs. There is no place in her pen for her to lay them. Now the problem is the dogs.

We have a small side yard and I will have to fence it off somehow and turn her loose there.

Marco said if she lays eggs we're eating them because no more tortoises! Cool
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 17 Feb, 2015 07:05 pm
@jcboy,
Laughing.. or laughing cautiously.
I hope that is what the problemo is.
I've a photo of Spot and Sally, box turtles, one with long time life achievement, but where.. not in photobucket.

 

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