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12 July 2005 @ 02:34 am
New Tortoise  
We just got a Sulcata tortoise from a friend of our neighbor. It breaks my heart to see the condition most turtles and tortoises end up when they are bought as "cute little pets" for children. These sweet animals suffer literally in silence.

This make number twelve. Jim says we will care for him and try and adopt him out. That's what he said when he brought home Boris and Natasha last year. (They are russian tortoises). Jim is building a habitat for Natasha now.

Please friends, for the love of what ever you hold dear and sacred, if anyone tells you they are going to buy a turtle or tortoise for a child or teenager try and talk them out of it. Turtles and tortoises have very special habitat and diet needs to be health and happy. They live a very long time and they don't fetch or purr.

Wild populations are being wiped out by the pet trade.

Update Aug. 22, 2006:

Little Guy Oct 1, 2005 - His beak is mis-shapen

Little Guy is looking good. Feb. 2006 He has a great appetite. He is very shy.
Current Mood: sadsad
nawahnawah on July 12th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
Well he is lucky he found you guys. He'll have a good life now that he is in Toroise Haven. Some things just shouldn't be sold as pets. Good luck with your new family member.
A Piece of My ♥: Edyprettyedy on July 12th, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks. He's a cute little guy.

Olive is feeling poorly. We doen't know what is wrong. I am worried. :(