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#3170372 - 02/19/13 11:32 PM Bought My Girls a New toy :)
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Woodpile Boys Neighbor
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No its not a gun...lol

My cousin helps run an exotic pet shop in Waco TX...I came through there today to see his brother, my other cousin, which had a new baby...You can see that on my FB...Well they take me to the pet store and I held everything you can think of...Of coarse I was drawn to the snakes do to I use to own a 5' Ball Python...They had all types of weird rodents but the the two coolest things they had was a prairie dog and tortoises...

They didn't have a baby prairie dog for sale but they had baby tortoises...I bought them both one \:\) they had a 2 year old in the shop and he was about 25 lbs and almost as big as a steering wheel...They said they live over 100 years old...I am not sure I made a good choice \:D

Actually I have big plans for them as they get bigger...We are about to start our new house and I plan to use part of my landscaping for their habitat...I hope this all works...


Turtle rides for $5 dollars (in 5 years) \:D


Edited by DBLAARCHERY (02/19/13 11:43 PM)
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#3170387 - 02/20/13 01:49 AM Re: Bought My Girls a New toy :) [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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That's awesome! I grew up in a house that for the longest all I could have was a dog or cat inside the house. As a kid I used to bring in lizards, skinks, snakes, and turtles all the time only to have the door suddenly slammed in my face LOL. The only thing "exotic to them" that I talked my parents in letting me have was fish.

What species is this large turtle?
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#3170413 - 02/20/13 05:32 AM Re: Bought My Girls a New toy :) [Re: Outdoor life]
Inkstainz
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I had a bearded dragon that got to about 2 lbs which was a huge one. Gave it to a friend because I ran out of room and the little guy didn't last 6 months.
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#3170446 - 02/20/13 06:23 AM Re: Bought My Girls a New toy :) [Re: Inkstainz]
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Sounds way cool! I've always been drawn to pets that were a little off to one side of norm. I guess the good thing about a turtle is that when the kids stop playing with him all the time, he probably won't give a rip.
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#3170833 - 02/20/13 01:20 PM Re: Bought My Girls a New toy :) [Re: Nimrod777]
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These two are about 3" now at 2 months. In a year they will be 7-10". They get up to 24" or bigger. I will post pics on my FB page and post the link.
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#3170890 - 02/20/13 02:16 PM Re: Bought My Girls a New toy :) [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
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This one is 2 years old

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#3170933 - 02/20/13 03:13 PM Re: Bought My Girls a New toy :) [Re: DBLAARCHERY]
BamaProud
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Cool, This Gopher Tortoise is our Farm Mascott.



We call him Ole Man Yellowpine.

There are a bunch on the property, but he's the biggest and his den is only about 100 yards from our cabin at a main intersection on the property. He's used the same den for at least 15 years.

He's probably 1.5 feet in diameter. about 60 years old(wild guess)


Edited by BamaProud (02/20/13 03:14 PM)
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#3170944 - 02/20/13 03:36 PM Re: Bought My Girls a New toy :) [Re: BamaProud]
nate17
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Dangit man i hate those things. Dont know how many times ive about flipped a quad trying to avoid a dang gopher tortoise.
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#3170955 - 02/20/13 03:44 PM Re: Bought My Girls a New toy :) [Re: Nimrod777]
scn
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 Originally Posted By: Nimrod777
Sounds way cool! I've always been drawn to pets that were a little off to one side of norm. I guess the good thing about a turtle is that when the kids stop playing with him all the time, he probably won't give a rip.


Just an FYI, but all turtles are illegal to possess for pets in TN.

The tortoises are technically illegal under Dept. of Health rules, but our agency doesn't deal with the tortoises.
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#3170962 - 02/20/13 03:50 PM Re: Bought My Girls a New toy :) [Re: scn]
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That's why I bought this species.
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