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#1 Mick.Ire

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

thought I'd show ye a few pic's of our gang. enjoy.

female laying, came so close before, hatchling died on pipping so fingers crossed this time.
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Male is top left, all rest females.
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Leopards and Sulcatas feasting.
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Baby yellowfoot.
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Indian star, Male. Sub-adult.
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Marginated. Male. Sub Adult.

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#2 Mick.Ire

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:55 PM

More of the beasts. Have our sulcatas 18years. They were only out of the egg when we got them, tiny and soft shells. Monsters now.
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 03:58 PM

Lovely pictures Mick.... Thanks for sharing!! I love the Indian star.... Do you have names for them x. Hugs x.

#4 Mick.Ire

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:27 PM

Thanks Stella.....

Ah we have nicknames that would only really make sense to us. My niece and nephews give them different names every day so it's hard to keep track.
Our oldest leopard is called Gold Dust, Have her 22years.
Gandhi is the Indian star, don't have him too long, maybe six months so can't take credit for his condition but he sure is a beauty. I suspect he's WC. Took a while to settle in, dropped a nice bit of weight but is thriving now.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:19 PM

Fab pics, Mick, thanks for sharing.
Hoping so much they all do well.
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:46 PM

:welcome: to the forum Mick, your torts are lovely, :) just how much land do you have to keep so many breeds and large torts too.? :o:

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:16 PM

Hello and welcome
lovely pictures of your torts,i love the little yellow foot so cute!
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:39 AM

hi mike your tortoises are beautiful :)
i love the sulcatas do they live with your leopard all the time.
they must keep you busy.
best of luck with the eggs when are they due to hatch :)

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:51 PM

Lucky you! :)
Beeeeautiful torts. :D

Paula x

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:57 PM

Hi Mick,
Welcome to the forum. :wave: Great pics. Lovely tortoises. :) Look forward to hearing more about them. Hope you enjoy your stay. :happy: Take care. ;)
Kind Regards
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#11 Mick.Ire

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

Hey guys, sorry didn't reply sooner.

Chrissyan, we don't have a massive plot for them. I suppose in total the garden is 30ftx30ft. Once you keep them well fed they are happy out. Our shed is converted for them all with the hingebacks living in a seperate section. The Sulcatas and Leopards have the majority of the floor space.
Mildredsmam, yes we keep our 3 female leopards with our 2 female sulcatas. Our male leopard is with them often and doesn't cause any problems. These species co-habitate quite well.

We are rehoming another female sulcata next week, she's about 3-4 so a lot smaller than the others but should be big enough to house together. We will keep a good eye on her initially. She's in quarentine at the moment and is a lovely chocolate colour. I'll post pics tomorrow when I'm on my laptop. We don't know much about her past unfortunately.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:50 AM

hi mike your very lucky keeping these beautiful tortoises, maybe when i win the lottery lol
looking forward to seeing pics of your new sulcata :)




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