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Just to say Hi!!!
Posted: 21/09/2008 by evonne

Hi everyone

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My name is Aaron, I am going to be 12yrs old  on 5th October, I am going to getting my first tortoise on 27th October 2008 my mum and I are so excited!!!!  I am counting down the days.

 

36 days to go!!!

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Re: Just to say Hi!!!
Posted: 22/09/2008 by vivtpgadmin

Oh wow Aaron, thats great news, we have lots of information such as care sheets, (follow the links on the left hand side) for you to read to make sure you give it the best possible care, which I am sure you will.  Do you know what type of tortoise you will be getting?


I hope you will post lots of pictures on here for us to see.  And ask us any questions you're unsure of.


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Re: Just to say Hi!!!
Posted: 22/09/2008 by tpgadmin

This is a lovely birthday present.  How lucky are you?  I bet you are exited, but you will have lots of time to get everything well prepared for it.  Have a look at the tortoise link on the left hand side of the page and in the drop down menu you will find a section which we are still putting together on enclosures.  You can read up on our most recent edition to it 'How to Create Your Own Word Garden' and if you go to the links section you will find a whole list of links to safe plants and flowers and also those which you need to avoid. Although your tiny tortoise will not need a full weed garden just yet, so a large plant pot will do to start growing your weeds in for now.

Have fun getting ready for your new pet and feel free to ask us any questions along the way.

Helen

Re: Just to say Hi!!!
Posted: 22/09/2008 by TPGJo

Hi, welcome to the forumClick and drag me down to the editor

It's great to see you here, we will all be on stand-by from the 27th to answer your questions Click and drag me down to the editor

Bet you're REALLY excited Click and drag me down to the editor

Jo

Re: Just to say Hi!!!
Posted: 22/09/2008 by evonne

I am getting two horsfield from Helen.  I am going to call them 1 and 2.  We have been busy today down the beach collecting rocks, we have also got  play sand and organic soil.  My papa is making my box as he is a joiner, I phoned him to hurry him along.  I have been working on a school project today about horsfields so all my class mates will see the pictures Helen sent me tommorow,  my mum has sent away for a tortoise seed mix so we will be starting to grew them hopfully by the end off the week,  they take about 2-3 weeks to start growing.


Thanks everyone


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Re: Just to say Hi!!!
Posted: 22/09/2008 by TPGDarren

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They're absolutely stunning - saw them back last month Click and drag me down to the editor

Really well done to you & your mum for perservering and getting your new additions from a reputable keeper. I'm sure you'll offer them a 1st class home.

Cheers

Darren

 

Re: Just to say Hi!!!
Posted: 23/09/2008 by Joanne

Hello Aaron,

We are going to be related through our tortoises! I have one of Helen's horsfield hatchlings from the same clutch as yours - her name is Lily. I also have a 1 year old horsfield called Ruby who is from Helen too. They are lovely tortoises and will keep you very busy and entertained.  

Joanne xx

Re: Just to say Hi!!!
Posted: 24/09/2008 by evonne

Hi All

Are there any pictures off your Tortoise?  I am going to call mine one and two, I am hoping my papa has the box ready at the weekend he has proimsied me it for my birthday next week!!!  I am so excited!!

aaron

Re: Just to say Hi!!!
Posted: 27/09/2008 by ElaineTPG

Hi Aaron, Welcome to the group (again) and HI to Aarons' mum as I am more than sure this will be a joint venture. Baby tortoises are like magnets, you are drawn towards them without even realising it, before long hours will have passed and you will become an expert in IDing weeds ect a mile off. There are some tortoises in the Photo Gallery (left hand menu) then click on members gallery. There is plenty of room to upload all you pictures when the day arrives and I must confess to looking forward to seeing what you papa has made for these lucky new babies.


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Elaine

Re: Just to say Hi!!!
Posted: 28/09/2008 by Joanne

Hello Aaron,

There are pictures of my tortoises in the members gallery. Click on 'Photo Gallery' then 'Members Gallery'. My tortoises have seperate albums and they are called 'Ruby' and 'Lily'. Ruby is 1 year old and Lily is 2 months old.

Joanne xx

Re: Just to say Hi!!!
Posted: 28/09/2008 by evonne

Hi All


Had a look at all the great pictures,  It's given us some great ideas!! They are all so cute, we are nearly ready for the new arrivals, we have been busy all weekend only a few more days to go!!!  We got the weed mix  and they are hopefully growing as we speak they are in my friends greenhouse.  I have spotted a few good places where weeds are plentyfull, tommorow we are going to start the temporary outdoor pen until the little ones get a bit bigger, as helen sent me some great pictures.


Take care all


Evonne, Aaron

 

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