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My new Tortoise

Discussion in 'Tortoises' started by Herpmom, May 20, 2005.

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  1. Herpmom

    Herpmom Elite Member

    A friend of mine surprised me with her Sulcata....she's about 2 or 3 yrs old. I had been pet-sitting her for about 6mths...the family's house was distroyed in the hurricane. Anyhow, they had picked her up about a month ago....I've missed her something awful. They called today to tell me she hasn't hardly eaten since going home, she lays around and tucks in her shell when they go near her (turtle depression :rolleyes: )

    They said they couldn't stand to see her so upset and asked if I wanted to keep her for good. Of course I said yes....and before I was even off the phone....her son showed up at the door with her....I cried.

    She ate almost the second I put the food down for her and she rubbed noses with me :p Yep I'm in love.

    I'll post a picture of her tomarrow....need sleep, coffee's not working anymore :(
  2. BlackJack

    BlackJack Subscribed User Premium Member

    OMG; that is such a sweet story. I love happy endings! She must have missed you terribly! (I guess that gives the best answer to the poll on "Do Reptiles Have Feelings?" !!) :rolleyes:
    Congratulations. Does the tortoise have a name? I can't wait to see pics. :D
  3. Jay DeMore

    Jay DeMore Elite Member

    Tort's are definitely high on the "reptile emotion" list, we have a tort that hisses at everyone but me when he gets picked up. I'm glad the two of you will be happy together!!!
  4. Lyn

    Lyn Elite Member

    LOL...awww thats sweet...bonding with the tortoise...sooo cute...thanks for the story...Lyn
  5. Herpmom

    Herpmom Elite Member

    I agree with the emotional tendencies of her. Hey Jay, I think I'm gonna put Iguanas in the #1 spot on that list.....but that another thread in itself.

    Her (pretty sure it's a her) name is Speedy....and the name suits her, I never knew they could move that fast. She's fearless cat was sleeping one day and Speedy decided she wanted to be on the other side of her and tried to climb over her, the cat....moved and then looked at her like she was nuts, thinking....."She must not know WHO I am?"

    Well, here she is.....

  6. Jay DeMore

    Jay DeMore Elite Member

    She is absolutely gorgeous!!! How big is she?
  7. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Toni that is super. I'm glad you two were reunited and both are happy. She is a cutie. :)
  8. Herpmom

    Herpmom Elite Member

    Thanks guys.....

    I just weighed and measured her....5lbs 3 oz. & 10 inches (shell length only). I thought (knowing how much we all like pics) that you might like to see a comparison between Speedy and my baby Sully.


  9. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    What a sweet story - you're just too loveable Toni! :p Gorgeous pics, she looks right at home, and certainly sounds like she is putting the cat in its place :D I hope it goes well for you, and I hope this means we'll see lots more pics of her! :)
  10. steel rip

    steel rip Elite Member

    Awww, what a beauty Toni, really sweet, great pics too :D
  11. Herpmom

    Herpmom Elite Member

    :D You know I will :D
  12. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    Awww, I think you must have been posting at the same time as me,, I didn't see the comparison photos - what a difference in size, and what a cute little baby!! I desperately want a tortoise.. one day :p Hehe notice a pattern here..?.. I want everything!! :D

    Good luck with her Toni, I know you will give her a happy home and she clearly loves you to pieces already! :)
  13. fuse

    fuse Elite Member

    beautiful pics, i go crazy with tortoises, they're so lovable
  14. Jem_Scout

    Jem_Scout Elite Member

    WOW! I have never seen better looking torts! You must take top notch care of them! Now I want one too! LOL :p
  15. Herpmom

    Herpmom Elite Member

    **blush** Thanks guys. I know what you mean....I really concidered getting one, until I I met Speedy.

    Funny thing, I got the baby because I fell in love with Speedy while I was sitting for her & was dreading having to give her back.

    When they brought her back to me.... they said they had wanted to let me keep her because they could tell how well we got on together, but they thought I didn't want her cause I got the baby...

    Well....I wanted, oh boy I wanted..!!
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