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On your mark, get set, GO!

 
 
jcboy
 
Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 01:01 pm
Henry and Harry were about to have a tortoise race but had to bring them in, there’s a storm a comin!

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/hh.jpg?t=1305399632
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 02:05 pm
Mighty handsome, they be.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 03:09 pm
@jcboy,
They're such a delight to see.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 04:44 pm
I always wondered how you could tell if your turtle or tortoise was getting enough to eat.
jcboy
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 04:46 pm
@chai2,
These two would eat all day long if you let them but basically they only feed once a day, the more they eat the larger they get. They call them cows because they will graze in the grass all day if you let them.
Ceili
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 04:54 pm
@jcboy,
What kind of turtles are they. Lovely little things, do they bite?
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chai2
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 06:32 pm
@jcboy,
jcboy wrote:

These two would eat all day long if you let them but basically they only feed once a day, the more they eat the larger they get. They call them cows because they will graze in the grass all day if you let them.


Do they interact with each other?

I've told this story here before, but I know you'll appreciate it.

For a little over 1 horrible year of my life, I lived half way between Okeechobee Fla, and YeeHaw Junction (I kid you not, Google it)

Anyway, at times there were so many land tortoises out, and they would get hit by cars. I passed this big one, about a foot and a half long, and stopped my car to get it out of the road. When I picked it up, it pissed all over me. I must have scared it to death.

At least it was out of harms way.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 08:11 pm
@jcboy,
Ha. They do look like they're waiting for the starter's pistol shot before the great race begins.
Such looks of concentration on their little faces! Smile
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 14 May, 2011 11:44 pm
Great looking reptiles, jc. I could be misreading body language, but I think the guy on the left is readier than the guy on the right.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 06:17 am
More pictures on Henry and Harry please!
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 07:25 am
@chai2,
I concur. More pictures on the turtle 'twins.'

BTW: Which ESPN channel can we watch their next race on? ESPN 3 or 4?
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jcboy
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 09:27 am
I’ll have to dig up a few more photos, they don’t bite at all, they will actually walk up to you and feed out of your hand, can’t wait until they get full grown but that’s in 8 to ten years, then they will be well over a 100lbs each.
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panzade
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 06:04 pm
@chai2,
"For a little over 1 horrible year of my life, I lived half way between Okeechobee Fla, and YeeHaw Junction (I kid you not, Google it)"

Hey! That's my stompin' grounds. You musta been right off 441 North.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 06:11 pm
How long do these kind of turtles live? 40 to 60 years, right?
Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 06:23 pm
@CalamityJane,
CalamityJane wrote:

How long do these kind of turtles live? 40 to 60 years, right?

I was thinking that. Are they in your will? Wink
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 06:27 pm
@panzade,
panzade wrote:

"For a little over 1 horrible year of my life, I lived half way between Okeechobee Fla, and YeeHaw Junction (I kid you not, Google it)"

Hey! That's my stompin' grounds. You musta been right off 441 North.


oh god...I lived in Fort Drum in a trailer that was only meant to be inhabited on the occassional weekend.

It's a long story, from another life.

Now, back to the Henry and Harry Show!
panzade
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 06:32 pm
@chai2,
sorry about the D-rail
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jcboy
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 07:14 pm
Okay here is Harry, a two week old hatchling. I've read wit proper care they can live over a 100 years, I actaully do have them in my will Wink

http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/Harry-1.jpg?t=1305508221
jcboy
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 07:27 pm
When they were little I kept them in a 60 gallon aquarium inside, now they have a large pen in the back yard and at night stay inside, in a 100 gallon tank.

 http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/Marne444/6-18-09.jpg?t=1305509082
msolga
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 07:42 pm
@jcboy,
Quote:
Okay here is Harry, a two week old hatchling.

Awww!
Lovely. Smile
Quote:
I've read wit proper care they can live over a 100 years, I actaully do have them in my will Wink

Well that is the responsible thing to do, jc.
Then you'll have to find a suitable carer, one who will continue to treat them in the manner they've become accustomed to!
Do you worry that you might be a hard act to follow? Wink
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