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josh.p.
07-12-2008, 09:51 PM
Was taking some pics for a reptilian photo competition and got a bit creative with my props :yes:

Look at what the outcome was;
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/josh7456/DSCF2637-1.jpg

just thought I'd share it with you all (especially Dawn... who NEEDS tortoise!)

Tink
07-12-2008, 11:16 PM
Ho there, Santa Tort! :D I love it Josh! :yes:

Beccaberry
07-12-2008, 11:18 PM
Oh Josh!!! How great!!!

He's almost cute!!!

Tink
08-12-2008, 01:59 AM
Almost? Almost? Did you really say, 'almost?' He's ADORABLE!!! :yes: But then, after Gorillas and Chimpanzees (ok, primates in general) torts and turtles are my favorites. :D :D

Beccaberry
08-12-2008, 02:09 AM
LOL!!! Yes I said almost...but I meant no disrespect...for a tort...he's the cutest one I've ever seen!!! HONEST!

Johnie
08-12-2008, 02:10 AM
I can't see it.....I'll have to have a look at work tomorrow.

Tink
08-12-2008, 02:15 AM
It takes a little while to load Johnie. I didn't see it the first time I clicked on this link.

Tink
08-12-2008, 02:15 AM
OK, Becca! You are saved! :D :D

Johnie
08-12-2008, 02:18 AM
I'm just seeing the little red X here at home.

Tink
08-12-2008, 02:20 AM
Oh. :( Well, no that won't load then.

Dawn
08-12-2008, 08:08 AM
Red X :(

Skywatcher
08-12-2008, 08:36 AM
Red x

Dawn
08-12-2008, 09:02 AM
:redx:

Val
08-12-2008, 09:03 AM
:( :( not seeing it either.

Deb
08-12-2008, 09:04 AM
I'm thinking he's the festive one in your sig? If so, he's lovely, and very Ho Ho Ho!!

I do love them!!!!

Beccaberry
08-12-2008, 10:26 AM
No, not quite the one in his sig...let me see if I can repost him....

Josh hope you don't mind, I feel like I owe it to him now that I've almost said he wasn't adorable... :wink:


Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Deb
08-12-2008, 10:33 AM
Thanks Becca! Ah, now he is delicious! I want him! How could you say he almost wasn't adorable?? Though I bet Dawn would still prefer a hippo :tongue:

Actually, come to think of it he looks a bit like my dear old grandad used to after Christmas lunch :unsure:

Beccaberry
08-12-2008, 10:36 AM
YAYAY!! Glad it worked!

Dawn
08-12-2008, 11:03 AM
That's very sweet.:D

Dorothy
08-12-2008, 02:38 PM
That is adorable, but you forgot to tell him to smile :D

Tink
08-12-2008, 02:40 PM
He's smilin! :yes: Look close!!!

josh.p.
08-12-2008, 05:03 PM
No, not quite the one in his sig...let me see if I can repost him....

Josh hope you don't mind, I feel like I owe it to him now that I've almost said he wasn't adorable... :wink:


Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Thanks for re-posting. Now I've looked at it on a different monitor... the colours are wayyy tooo saturated! I need to do something with that, it looked really neat on my mac though :unsure:.
He *IS* Adorable, they are all hibernating now though :(


That is adorable, but you forgot to tell him to smile :D
LOL, They are grumpy and won't smile at the bes tof times... never mind christmas!!

Thanks for all the compliments guys :hug2:

Beccaberry
08-12-2008, 05:13 PM
I dunno...I like the color saturation :D VERY VIVID! As everything should be at Christmas :D

Johnie
08-12-2008, 06:12 PM
aww he is cute.

josh.p.
08-12-2008, 06:27 PM
His Name's Woody (As in toy story) and at the minute he is in here;
http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/498/dscf2457ui3.jpg

Deb
08-12-2008, 06:43 PM
Josh, I know that is right, but it just looks so WRONG!!!! :bugeye:

Where IS he exactly? In the Next box??

josh.p.
08-12-2008, 06:53 PM
Josh, I know that is right, but it just looks so WRONG!!!! :bugeye:

Where IS he exactly? In the Next box??
Hard to imagine that it is completely natural and safe for them isn't it? :yes: He is in the left sandwhich tub ontop of the next box. He fits in it perfectly.

Deb
08-12-2008, 06:55 PM
Wow! I have a special wine and beer fridge. You have a special tortoise fridge :D

So who is in the right hand sandwich box? And the others? :unsure:

josh.p.
08-12-2008, 08:11 PM
Wow! I have a special wine and beer fridge. You have a special tortoise fridge :D

So who is in the right hand sandwich box? And the others? :unsure:
Mine is a stella fridge, so perhaps the same as yours... mine doesn't have a glass door, its a chest fridge with a silver door.

The right hand sandwhich box has Buzz in, the Next box has Tommy and gus in, and in the towel at the Bottom is Yanni.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/josh7456/DSCF0148-2.jpg
Tommy
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/josh7456/DSCF0149-1.jpg
Gus
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/josh7456/DSCF0176-1.jpg
Buzz
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/josh7456/DSCF0147-1.jpg
Yanni

Deb
08-12-2008, 08:17 PM
Depends whether your fridge has shelves large enough for wine as well as for stella :unsure: Mine is a full size fridge freezer with lots of Ben & Jerry's in the freezer bit :D

They are really gorgeous Josh.Was looking at their markings. They really are truly individual. Very special creatures :) When do they come out of there?

Shellyamc
08-12-2008, 08:33 PM
Awww! He is sweet! :yes:


Kind of sad to see them in the fridge like that :unsure: Looks like they are waiting to be dinner or something..

josh.p.
08-12-2008, 08:54 PM
Depends whether your fridge has shelves large enough for wine as well as for stella :unsure: Mine is a full size fridge freezer with lots of Ben & Jerry's in the freezer bit :D

They are really gorgeous Josh.Was looking at their markings. They really are truly individual. Very special creatures :) When do they come out of there?
They'll come out when they lose up to 10% of their body weight. They should stay in there until feb at the very least :thumbsup: Then I transfer them to a warm room, and they start stirring after a few hours. Once they have emerged fully, I put them in a luke warm bath to get them re-hydrated (they take in water through their cloaca and also drink it), put them under their heat lamps, and then offer them food. They start eating in a minimum of a few hours, and a maximum of a few days. I bath them a few times a day for a week or two to keep up hydration.


Awww! He is sweet! :yes:
Kind of sad to see them in the fridge like that :unsure: Looks like they are waiting to be dinner or something..
Some of my friends have been doing it for 30+ Years and they still haven't gotten used to it. I think its a Human thing, it seems so un-natural, and the connotations we have with fridges being for eating don't help either. :point:

Britchick
08-12-2008, 09:05 PM
can i just say a Tort is for life, not just for christmas!

josh.p.
08-12-2008, 09:13 PM
can i just say a Tort is for life, not just for christmas!
LOL, Should read "A tort is for yours and your gran-childs life, not just for Christmas!" They live for ageesss

Britchick
08-12-2008, 09:39 PM
LOL, Should read "A tort is for yours and your gran-childs life, not just for Christmas!" They live for ageesss

doh! how long do you expect a pet tortoise like yours to live then Josh?

josh.p.
08-12-2008, 11:00 PM
doh! how long do you expect a pet tortoise like yours to live then Josh?

A friend has a 138 year old tortoise, she adopted it from a lady, who originally got it from her Nan, another has a 100year old tortoise, I know a few others around 80-90 generally, they say that if they die before 80 they die early.

Tinker
09-12-2008, 01:12 AM
Awwwww