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Thread: My pair of tortoises

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    Senior Member Kim Bohannon's Avatar
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    marginated tortoises, about 6 years old, am trying to breed this year.
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    Those look fun!! Have you made them a quilt to be lovey on yet?? :-D :-D

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    I have a friend that breeds turtles, it's really cool. He has a federal license or something. Never knew it was so involved, very interesting. They are beautiful and unusual.

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    Nice turtles. Be sure to post pics of the babies.

    It reminds me of the time we took our 4-year-old to the zoo. When we came to the tortoise exhibit, everyone was so quiet - until our niece yells out in her southern accent, "why's he riding on the other one's back?"

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    Sooo pretty!
    But I sure thought your post said marinated at first. duh!

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    They are great. Tortise babies, a slow process! :thumbup:

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    I can't even imagine what is involved in breeding tortoises! Wine? Dinner? Dancing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    They are great. Tortise babies, a slow process! :thumbup:

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    Do they roam around or do they need to be caged? Pretty colored shells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I can't even imagine what is involved in breeding tortoises! Wine? Dinner? Dancing?
    SLOW dancing :)

    I remember shortly after I joined the board, another turtle (or tortoise) breeding member posted something about her turtles (or tortoises). It was the first time I noticed that the ad's matched the subject. The turtle ad's are back with this thread!!

    BTW - love your turtles.

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    they are unique. never saw this kind. good luck

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    They are beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Bohannon
    marginated tortoises,
    I read that as "marinated tortoises" at first.

    Sorry.

    Their shells are gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazzyjj
    Those look fun!! Have you made them a quilt to be lovey on yet?? :-D :-D
    That is a really good idea... hm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I can't even imagine what is involved in breeding tortoises! Wine? Dinner? Dancing?
    not quite! :) They need a 3 month hibernation, a bath and good food, then they do the rest. After that, when the girl is ready to nest, I have to provide her with a private nesting box, then put the eggs in special incubator for 2-3 months. If everything is just right, SUCCESS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgull
    Do they roam around or do they need to be caged? Pretty colored shells.
    They are in a cage most of the time, but I do let them out to roam in the house almost daily. They love getting out and exploring, and one bedroom isn't enough! they need the whole house! If they come against a closed door that they can look under, they will ram the door until I open it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannajo
    Nice turtles. Be sure to post pics of the babies.

    It reminds me of the time we took our 4-year-old to the zoo. When we came to the tortoise exhibit, everyone was so quiet - until our niece yells out in her southern accent, "why's he riding on the other one's back?"
    too funny!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Bohannon
    marginated tortoises,
    I read that as "marinated tortoises" at first.
    Ditto :)

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