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November 10, 2010

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Lucy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Lucy
Age: Fifteen years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Bell's Hingeback Tortoise
Home: Wisconsin, USA
   This is Lucy. She is a rescue. When we got her she was in bad shape, and was about five years old. The previous owner didn't know how to care for her properly and fed her only bananas. Her nails were worn down to nubs because she was always in a hot cage, trying to get out. She was too thin and her shell was flaky and very dull.

    We brought her home, put her in her own roomy cage, we hand fed her lots of fruits and veggies, which is what her diet should be. We also take her outside to soak up sun and walk through the grass. She is so sweet - she likes to sit on my husbands arm when he is lying down on the coach, just as she is in this photo. She will stay there for hours if we'd let her. She will also sit on my chest and snuggle her head against my neck and will fall asleep like that! Some people do not believe a tortoise can be affectionate, but she truly is. We adore her and although some people may not find her pretty, we think she is beautiful.

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