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April 5, 2005

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Regis, the Pet of the Day
Name: Regis
Age: Three years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Sulcata Tortoise
Home: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
   This is my Sulcata tortoise, Regis. Sulcatas are from Africa and are the third largest species of tortoises in the world! When Regis is fully grown, he will be around two feet long and weigh 100+ pounds! That's a lot of tortoise!

    Regis is an extremely friendly and smart tortoise. He eats from my hand which shows his gentle nature, and he even comes when I call him! He loves to go outside and graze on grass, dandelions, and clover during the summer. His main diet is made up of different grasses, but once a month I usually give him some carrots or strawberries as a treat. Tortoises and turtles are great pets to have and having Regis makes me realize this more each day. He has a lot of character, and can always make me smile.

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