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#1 Guest_Dolly_*

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 01:33 PM

Hello everyone
I have just joined the forum , I have been watching the forum for a few days with my dad as he wanted to make sure it was suitable to the younger tortoise owner. I am not an owner yet, she arrives on Wednesday when dad will collect her!!
I can't wait . We are nearly ready for her , just one or two things need to organised before she gets here.

The tortoise, whom I haven't named yet, has a birth certificate and she will be micro chipped . I have met her twice already and she is adorable. My dad doesn't think she is adorable but I don't think boys see beauty unless it is obvious to them . :)

I hope I will fit in on the forum as I am very eager to learn all I can about the tortoise. I have read book by Lance Jepson and I have talked to my dads vet but he is a equine vet so his knowledge is limited .

Tillie

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 02:00 PM

Hi Tillie, welcome to the forum. :)

It's really good to see you doing some research, you'll find every one very friendly on the forum so any questions you have just ask were happy to help. :)

You might find this care sheet very helpful. :)  http://www.tortsmad.com/hatchlings.htm



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Posted 29 December 2014 - 04:03 PM

Hi

Thank you for u for the link!! I am going to print it off now. I do have lots of questions but I don't want to pester anyone , so I thought I would read the forum an the link you gave me an if I still have questions then I will ask.

Thank you for the welcome

Tillie

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 04:37 PM

Hi Tillie,

Ask as many questions as you need to, that's what were here for. :)



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Posted 29 December 2014 - 08:34 PM

Hi Tilly
Oh yes, very suitable for the young readers lol. There is no nastiness, bad language etc here at all, so you will be fine. Nice to know you are doing your homework and getting vets at the ready too. My tortoise vet is also a camelid specialist too, so both ends of the scale there as it were :) Are you getting your tortoise from a breeder rather than the pet trade? If not, then do get a vet at the ready just in case, as imported ones sometimes carry parasites and other nasties. Ask any pet shops etc for their dealers details too and if they refuse then have a look elsewhere.
You will get lots of advice here to help you with your new little one.

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:32 PM

Hi SueBoyle

My tortoise I s coming from a family who breed tortoises and they live in the village . Dads vet said that although he specialises in equine veterinary medicine , he as some basic knowledge about tortoises. It was the vets idea to look online or spend heaps of time with the breeder .the person who welcomed me first gave me a link to a web site and I have been reading it all night so I am getting lots of information from that too.

Thank you for the lovely welcome

Tillie

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 10:48 PM

Sounds as though you are on the right track Tillie and with good care you should never need a vet, because most tortoise blips are husbandry related, so,a quick tweak of temperatures, soil depth etc are all you should ever need. Good luck :)

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 07:08 PM

Hello Tillie, lovely to meet you on the forum. There is plenty of good information here, help and advice so please ask the question however silly you think it is. It could be the difference between a healthy tort or one that is just ticking over. X x x xhugs x x x

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 02:26 PM


Thank you for the lovely welcome. I haven't been around for a few days because I can't stop watching my lovely new tortoise, my dad and brother are tormenting me loads about my tortoise. They say she isn't exciting and they say they fall asleep watching her, but I think they don't mean it- I think they are quite pleased that I am so happy

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 06:19 PM

Hello Tillie

Thankyou for the lovely welcome message, congratulations on your new tortoise. Would love to see some pictures.

Enjoy your little one
emasen x




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