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Post  Cameron on Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:28 pm

Here are some pics of my Russian tortoise herd. I have one male and three females. If you don't know about Russian tortoises, they are awesome little tortoises with funny little personalities.

their enclosure...











again, who needs a hairy smelly dog????




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Post  Snakeman on Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:01 pm

Cool !

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Post  Bryan Arens on Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:10 pm

Cameron, your tortoises look great.
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Post  Cameron on Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:14 pm

Coopman23 wrote:That is awesome Cameron!! Im loving the elevated pen. Do you leave them out year round?

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

I do keep them outside year round. They are in the middle of a dirt nap right now. I am, however considering keeping them up this next winter. I really miss those little guys. I am a member on a tortoise forum (tortoiseforum.org) and several people there do not hibernate theirs and still get great breeding results. We will see how things go this spring. If I can't get them to breed or produce any eggs with them hibernating then I will more than likely keep them up next winter....

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Post  Jumper on Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:01 am

Have they ever come face to face with your sulcata?
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Post  Cameron on Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:03 am

Jumper wrote: Have they ever come face to face with your sulcata?

no they haven't. Mr. T is pretty territorial and would probably just smash them. Rolling Eyes

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Post  Bryan Arens on Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:48 pm

Russians are very cool little tortoises, I want to get one soon if I can convince my wife to let me get one. I may buy one at NARBC and then ask for forgiveness if she gets upset.
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Post  Snakeman on Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:04 pm

There you go. Laughing

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Post  Cameron on Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:49 pm

it's always way easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission!

PS- David (Jumper) has a great little CBB Russian for sale right now....there is NO WAY your wife wouldn't love that cute little thing!

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Post  Zak on Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:53 pm

Good luck with those. My wife forgives but never forgets.
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Post  Snakeman on Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:47 pm

Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post  Cameron on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:37 pm

ZakO wrote:Good luck with those. My wife forgives but never forgets.

that's when you hit her with the knock-out punch line..."for better or for worse"!!!! Twisted Evil

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Post  Zak on Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:46 pm

lol!
I've never used that one. Ill have to try it out.
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Post  snakefreak on Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:10 pm

Oh boy! I just can't wait to get married! Laughing lol
The battle for herps never ends does it?
I am just excited to get out of my parents' house so I don't have to have all these rules about "how many I can keep", but that same struggle comes back once married I guess! Razz
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Post  Snakeman on Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:55 pm

No problem.
Just get you a "herper" wife.
Tell anyone you date, that if she wishes the relationship
to continue she must be a "herper".
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Post  Zak on Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:59 pm

Snakeman wrote:No problem.
Just get you a "herper" wife.
Tell anyone you date, that if she wishes the relationship
to continue she must be a "herper".
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
Or just don't give her too much information like retics get really big etc cause speaking from experience they will take that information and use it against you. Trust me.
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Post  snakefreak on Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:52 pm

ZakO wrote:
Snakeman wrote:No problem.
Just get you a "herper" wife.
Tell anyone you date, that if she wishes the relationship
to continue she must be a "herper".
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
Or just don't give her too much information like retics get really big etc cause speaking from experience they will take that information and use it against you. Trust me.

Haha! The ONLY problem with your idea Larry is that we'd probably be "out of control" with buying herps (that is if she is anything like I am with wanting herps)! lol

Zak, I have made that mistake with my parents! I thought it was fun to educate my parents about herps, and they used what they learned (usually about size and aggression) against me. Mad Mad
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Post  Cameron on Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:59 pm

just do what i did (like Larry suggested). i told Monica when we first met what i liked and what i wanted to do. i had only a single BP at the time and told her i would get more breed them. i also told her i was going to have BIG ones and breed them also. gotta get things straight from the beginning! Cool

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Post  Zak on Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:31 pm

I just tell myself its not like she's gonna divorce me over this .... hopefully she won't. Nah she's getting better and I think most women in general would be cool with it. I never saw myself being married to anyone that was affraid or thought snakes were slimey.
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Post  tandy on Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:39 pm

I lucked out. I married a herp-tolerant husband. He thinks nothing of moving bags, the weird things that might be in my purse, spider jars on the bar, or the big boa soaking in the bathtub. He has also brought me an injured snake or two. I think he's a keeper.

I don't know if I've told you or not, but I did win a "What's the weirdest thing in your purse contest?" once at some girly party. They were not impressed that the beautiful distressed leather case contained a snake bag and hook. I tried to tell them that it was fashionable AND functional. Laughing




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Post  Snakeman on Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:44 pm

You have told me that Tandy and I think it's so cool.
I've shared it with several other herpers from time to time.
No woman should be without a snake hook and a snake bag. Very Happy

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Post  Bryan Arens on Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:29 pm

Cameron, I showed my wife your pics of the outside pen for Russians and she thought it was really cool and even mentioned that she would like it if I did something like that in our backyard.
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Post  Cameron on Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:03 pm

Bryan, that would be awesome. I can't say enough how awesome Russian tortoises are. Also, our Oklahoma weather is perfect for them to stay outdoors year round. If you get some, you won't regret it!

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Post  Cameron on Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:32 pm

well they finally woke up about two weeks ago. when they wake up, they wake up HUNGRY! they haven't stopped eating yet!












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Post  snakefreak on Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:31 pm

Haha! Cool video! They really did seem very hungry! lol
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