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January 8, 1999

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Speedy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Speedy
Age: Six months old
Gender: Male
Kind: African Spurred Tortoise
Home: Warren, Rhode Island, USA
   This is Speedy, an African Spurred Tortoise (geochelone sulcata). He is about six months old, he will grow to be very big. He will grow to be over 30 inches long and weigh over 100 pounds. He will reach full size in about 20 years, his life expectance is anywhere from 80 to 100 years old. He is native to Africa but is living in Rhode Island.

    His personality is very friendly and he loves to be pet and touched. His favorite activities are eating, eating and more eating. He is an herbivore (vegetarian). He is so cute, but growing fast - he eats all day long if I let him. He eats only plants, mostly clovers, dandelions, hibiscus and zuchinni.

    Speedy invites you to visit his web page.

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