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#1 Graham

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 07:48 PM

It was Harry's 49th birthday today  :HappyBirthday1:

 

 

I'll have to have a do for him next year when he hits his half-century.

 

 

He was a bit camera shy today, but I managed to snap a pic whilst he was taking his afternoon kip on the garden path.

 

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 09:04 PM

I didn't realise you'd had him that long Graham. How have you not been tempted to have more lol?

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 03:32 PM

It was Harry's 49th birthday today  :HappyBirthday1:

 

 

I'll have to have a do for him next year when he hits his half-century.

 

 

He was a bit camera shy today, but I managed to snap a pic whilst he was taking his afternoon kip on the garden path.

 

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Hi Graham,

Harry is just lovely and a good age but with years left, I agree with Sue can't believe you only have the one. :)



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Posted 25 June 2016 - 04:23 PM

Hi,

Yes, I've been tempted many a time to have another tortoise, but I think I should refrain; Harry's pretty dominant, in fact, his previous keeper had to keep him segregated because he kept beating up the other males. The only other option would be to have several females, but then I don't think the garden is big enough really for more than two torts at any one time. Also, Harry is mostly self-sufficient now with all the flowers and weeds growing, a situation I like, for it keeps him in his natural state of having to forage for food instead of being used to me feeding him; having another tort might upset this balance.

Harry seems quite happy ruling the roost in his own kingdom, having the entire place to himself, I think any addition would unsettle him. What do you think? I'd be interested to hear. 



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Posted 25 June 2016 - 06:38 PM

Quite agree, given his history, he's best left to do his thing Graham. ;)

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Posted 27 June 2016 - 04:48 AM

I agree with Sue, Harry sounds as though he's happy on his own so there's no point upsetting him. :)






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