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Post Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:58 pm   Meet Hobbes :) UPDATE - ARRIVAL and PICS

This is our new turtle. The breeder sent me this picture of him because I asked for one. This little guy will be arriving on tuesday morning! we are so excited! We named him Hobbes, after the stuffed tiger from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. He is just a bit bigger than a quarter, and in my opinion is absolutely beautiful. we had 5 turtles we could choose from and he is the perfect one for us.

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UPDATE!!!!
Hobbes has arrived and he is healthy and beautiful! we are so excited he is here and we couldnt be happier! enjoy the photos!!!
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Last edited by AQUATiC on Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:48 am, edited 2 times in total.
Hobbes - Albino Red Ear Slider
Luna - Albino Red Ear Slider
Nathan - Red Ear Slider
Blue - Clown Yellow Belly Slider
Max - Western Painted
Dobby - Mississippi Map
Mowgli - Razorback Musk
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:43 pm   Re: Meet Hobbes :)

i will add some more pictures on tuesday when he arrives!
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:51 pm   Re: Meet Hobbes :)

Very nice!
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:14 pm   Re: Meet Hobbes :)

Love the name... one of my turtles is also named Hobbes :)
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Post Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:45 pm   Re: Meet Hobbes :)

thats a great start steve. we're getting there if you what i mean. :twisted:
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:20 am   Re: Meet Hobbes :)

haha no way steve! thats funny i didnt think id find another hobbes!
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Post Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:59 am   Re: Meet Hobbes :)

Who did you order from?

You have a lot of little turtles. Are you prepared for a VERY large tank, or many large tanks when they grow up.
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:38 am   Re: Meet Hobbes :)

i ordered from a breeder that i've been in contact with for the last 6 months or so. and yes i am prepared for a VERY large tank, but luckily i don't have to worry about that for a little while. as i said in a previous post, one of my turtles i am just babysitting for my girlfriends little brother so he is only temporary. i plan on keeping this new little guy in his own tank for quite some time. i have a 29g tank, and two 20g breeders set up currently, with plans for a very large tank within the next year or so. thanks for your concern.
Hobbes - Albino Red Ear Slider
Luna - Albino Red Ear Slider
Nathan - Red Ear Slider
Blue - Clown Yellow Belly Slider
Max - Western Painted
Dobby - Mississippi Map
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:20 pm   Re: Meet Hobbes :)

Are you gonna do one of those unboxing videos like they do on YouTube? :D you should!
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Post Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:05 pm   Re: Meet Hobbes :)

Moose wrote:Are you gonna do one of those unboxing videos like they do on YouTube? :D you should!


haha haven't really thought about it! i think that would be pretty neat! i think i'll do it! i can't believe its tomorrow morning i am sooo excited!!! haha
Hobbes - Albino Red Ear Slider
Luna - Albino Red Ear Slider
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Post Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:12 pm   Re: Meet Hobbes :) UPDATE - ARRIVAL and PICS

pictures are posted! check the first post!!
Hobbes - Albino Red Ear Slider
Luna - Albino Red Ear Slider
Nathan - Red Ear Slider
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:51 am   Re: Meet Hobbes :) UPDATE - ARRIVAL and PICS

Nice pics! I would probably keep him away from abrasive surfaces for awhile.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:21 am   Re: Meet Hobbes :) UPDATE - ARRIVAL and PICS

I have a question, are albino's more susceptable to thermal burns due to the lack of pigmentation?
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:44 am   Re: Meet Hobbes :) UPDATE - ARRIVAL and PICS

Good point... I believe they lack some protection and should be kept indoors. Their vision is initially poor too, so feeding will require more effort.
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Post Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:59 am   Re: Meet Hobbes :) UPDATE - ARRIVAL and PICS

yeah I've heard about the poor vision, apparently there is a breeding effort going on to retify the poor vision in albino genetics, that is what lead to the hatching of the snow albino RES, another very cool color morph.
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