Box Turtle and Tortoise Discussion :: TJ The Russian Tortoise

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:20 am   TJ The Russian Tortoise

I just wanna welcome a new member to the turtle talk family, TJ The russian tortoise. i picked him up today from petco, 40 or 50 gal. pretty wide and long tank. soil, lamp, hiding place. really cute tortoise 4-5 inches (pics coming soon) Seems healthy because he eats pretty well, got callar greens, red dandelion leaves, carrots and pellots. He burrows alot, burys himself as deep as possible into the soil, you cant see him at all when he does this. i wanna see him a bit but oh well hes resting :[. Ill update ya'll tommorow on what hes doing and how hes doing, and hopefully provide pictures. Thanks for everyones help on guiding me how to take care of him, and what to buy, i didnt go with the 70 Gal. because it was trashy, and wouldnt hold him, thanks for everything turtle talk, talk to you tommorow, D.

**EDIT - Also My tank is looking good on the stats right now, currently at 90 Degrees on the hot side, and humidity at 70 at the other, according to the correct numbers to have on a russian tortoise, thats perfect.
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:17 pm   

Congratulations on the new member of the family. Can't wait to see pics.

Quick question: where did you buy your red dandelion leaves?
~Christi
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:38 pm   

Central Market on Lovers in dallas i googles the location nearest you in carolton and i found one in plano about 10 miles away from 75006 zip code in carollton, http://www.insiderpages.com/b/3722504398 also whole foods carrys things like this.
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Post Posted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 2:43 pm   

awesome thanks!
~Christi
1.0 RES: Mikey R.I.P.
1.0 Het for Albino Red Tail Boa: Kaa ~adopted out
0.0.1 Northern BTS: Petri ~now a well-loved class pet

1.0 Am. Staff Mix: Brutus R.I.P.
1.0 German Shepherd: Pax

1.0 Husband: Will
0.1 Daughter: Lily
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