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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by roscopikotrain, May 22, 2010.


  1. roscopikotrain

    roscopikotrain PetForums Newbie

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    hi everyone

    just bought a new horsefield tortoise want to make sure i look after it proper so i thought i would speak to other people about them ,espeically after not being convinced the pet shop man knew what he was on about .
    but averything is fine and he loved it out side today
     
  2. metame

    metame PetForums VIP

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    hi and welcome!

    no ideas about tortoises, but good luck with him :)
     
  3. kelseye

    kelseye Banned

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    hello and welcome :thumbup:
     
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    JANICE199 PetForums VIP

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    Hi ya and welcome to the forum.Sorry i don't know anything about tortoises.:D
     
  5. HollyM

    HollyM PetForums VIP

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    Hi and welcome. Hope you find all the info you need here.:thumbup:
     
  6. findley

    findley PetForums Member

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    Hi and welcome, what do you want to know about tortoises? There are several clubs you can join or even look up information. It depends on species age sex etc. The Tortoise Trust, Sussex Tortoise Keepers, British Chelioan Society. Let me know if you want to know more.:confused:
     
  7. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

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    I looked after all different kinds when working in a zoo and though being slow and docile, tortoises were harder to look after than the primates. They need a good diet or they get the runs and can dehyidrate very easily. They need vitamin supplements. Also the hibernating was always tricky. Have a word with your vet or an expert is your best bet :)
     
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  9. roscopikotrain

    roscopikotrain PetForums Newbie

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    thanks everyone
    ive read loads of books they all seem to contradicte each other but they all agree hard work and good health but im up for the callenge going to join a society for extra help
     
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