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Ike

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by Dale, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Troy made this photo of Ike about an hour ago.
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  2. Marissa

    Marissa Addicted

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    Wow, it looks ancient. What was that thing under its chin?
     
  3. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    "What was that thing under its chin?"

    Gular projection.
     
  4. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    He looks just like my Grandfather.
     
  5. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    CANDACE!!!!!!
     
  6. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Well, he does!

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  7. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    LOL!
    Tor-tois!
    Cool beasts.
     
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    I think Ike is quite handsome...and so is Candace grandfather!
    How old is he? Can he make a variety of vocalizations or is he
    the strong, silent type?
     
  9. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    "How old is he?"

    I estimate 18-20.

    "Can he make a variety of vocalizations or is he the strong, silent type?"

    Yes.
     
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    Damn if I know what that means! He can vocalize, but he doesn't
    by choice? He's a talker...watch out? He never communicates with you? He only talks to his lady friends?
     
  11. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Ike's very vocal during mating.
     
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    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    hubba hubba!

    do you breed them or do they just get it on?
     
  13. Dale

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    "do you breed them or do they just get it on?"

    Huh? I don't understand what you mean. :confused:
     
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    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    you said Ike is vocal during mating and i didn't know if you had a pair that you put together to get them to mate or if the turtle has a different 'friend with benefits' and you heard Ike then
    i was gonna ask if you breed them to try to perpetuate the species or whatnot too....
     
  15. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    I have one pair of sulcatas and they're housed together, mating at will. I used to artificially incubate 80-100 eggs a year but stopped when the economy took a dump and I wasn't able to sell all the hatchlings.
     
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    Troy made a nice photo.
     
  17. Brant

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    he looks good for 18-20
     
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    I like his eyes especially!!!
     
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    Tracey Interloper

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    Great photo. How is Juno doing?
     
  20. Dale

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    Juno is doing well. Probably 130# now, or more. Great personality for a tortoise. As is typical for late summer, she paces a lot. Ike, well.... he's a male; breeds her all summer and sleeps all winter. I believe Juno is past her peak reproductive years. That's fine with me. It kills me to destroy eggs.