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    So we just added a new pet to our family; A Desert Tortoise. We've tried dogs, can't do cats, and all the fish died when my wife put in tap water... so the tortoise is a pretty self sufficient pet, that I hope can survive till I get home.


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    Very cool.

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    nice, heard the azgfd had bunches of these that they could not return to the wild and were looking for people to adopt them. That is one pet that may out live it's owner.

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    My parents are in education, and somebody gave it to my mom for her "classroom" which she does not have, as she goes from class to class working with gifted kids. so she offered it to us, and we accepted. you cannot sell them, and you have to register them. But if you have a grass yard, and want/need a low maintenance pet, they are great. Just have to keep them in a tank until they are big enough to not get eaten by a bird. then put them outside and make sure they have water, plants to eat, and a place to dig to hibernate during the winter.

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    Cool turtle!
    Don't those get huge like 2'??
    Get Down With the Sickness!

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    Nah, Steve is a desert tortoise, he will be about as big as a football. But they live like 80 years.

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    The ones my girlfriend and I have will get up to 3' in diameter. I think they are African...
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    That is huge, ours is <3" now, we got him too late for him/her to hibernate, so he is in a glass tank till spring. Hopefully he will be big enough to not be carried away by birds.

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