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#1 Loopylou

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 07:49 AM

Ok I've now been trying to get a trtie for about 2 months, we went to 'specialist shops' and got all the wrong advise, got books out the libruary, been on here....I've contacted every breeder within a 3 hour drive and noone has any torties except pet shops.

 

I've looked at getting one from a rehoming place but looks like you need a large outdoor enclosure with heating. Which is not something I can do at the moment.  We do have a good sized garden and a possibility for the future but not at the moment. I've looked at hundreds of different enclosures - indoor and out, but not done anything as yet as I will do different depending if I end up with a tiddler or not.  I was considering for my outdoor enclosure sinking my dog crate (I bought it before xmas for my cat when she was ill and kept sleeping and falling off the bannister!) and then inside placing woodengarden edging, that way the little one couldn't dig out?

 

I've seen on preloved a adorable 3 yr old that someone is getting rid of BUT it was from a pet shop 3 months ago - no history before this, it sounds like it has been fed on pellets and the owner has had to mash down food etc and mix with pellets for him to eat. He is now eating weeds chopped up with a little bit of pellet 'gravy'.  Shes only had it 3 months but her dog keeps barking at it all the time.   She doesn't think he has been wormed or hibernated.   Would it be a really bad idea to get this one? Its so cute...... I could post a link to the advert.

 

Anyway - any advice gratefully received.

 

Laura



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 07:52 AM

http://www.pets4home...-gravesend.html



#3 mildredsmam

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 09:00 AM

Hi Laura. :)

Have you asked Sue on here she has a few hatchlings left, she's in the Shropshire area, but could maybe arrange some thing with you :) , I think personally I would go for a breeders hatchling every time even if I had to wait, this tort on the selling page could have quite a few problems that you just wouldn't know about, also going for a hatchling from a good breeder they are there to give you full before and after sales advice. :)



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 09:05 AM

Yes I did see her post - but I think I'm too far away..... I guess I could google map her!



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 10:20 AM

Where is it your from Laura. :)



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 11:12 AM

I'min Essex, I dd look and its about 4 hour drive!






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