||Two years, Six months old|
||African Spurred Tortoise|
||South Florida, USA|
is just a fantastic two-year-old African spurred tortoise, I
spotted her in a pet shop window, and she was stuck there with
fourteen iguanas. She looked so miserable and lonely in this crowded
terrarium, all two ounces of her. She has since gained 28 ounces and
now weighs 30 ounces. She comes and runs to my cat, Vagabond, and he
protects her from danger. I loved ET so much that I got Hercules her
little brother 3.5 ounces at a reptile show!
Hercules has been in this family since December 1998. For some
reason, he is a shy tortoise, but although tortoises are not
supposed to sleep in the same house, Hercules has managed to sneak
into ET's house every night since the month of January. ET seemed to
mind at first, liking her new large spacious house, but, maybe
because she had been previously housed with so many iguanas, she gave
in to Hercules and now, although they each have their own roomy
house, you can always be sure to find the small Hercules at ET's
side, and they really get along very well.
They are vegetarians, and eat all greens, (romaine lettuce,
dandelions, green beans, beet leaves, etc) ET loves Bananas, I only
have to show her the banana and she'll come running to me, she
devours them, as for Hercules he likes to cheat on his vegetarian
diet, he eats Vagabond's cat food once in a while and just loves it
as if it was "filet mignon," but meat is not too good for
them so that is an occasional treat!
What makes my pets special? They all needed intensive care in
order to survive, and with a lot of TLC, a good vet, and almost a
24-hour-a-day rescue work on my part, they now are giving me back so
much, just by being around the house, they are so good natured.
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