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13th Nov 2006, 23:33   | tags:,,

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Dhamaka says:

they're so sweet!

13th Nov 2006, 23:34

hildegard says:

I know - I was making involuntary cooing noises at the tank before I remembered myself & went for the camphone. So wee - just look at that cress for scale...

13th Nov 2006, 23:36

Caine says:

Awwwwwww, what tiny beauties! They're so cute.

13th Nov 2006, 23:37

silar31 says:

Adorable little fellows :-)

14th Nov 2006, 00:54

paintist says:

haha...I am glad that you mentioned the cress Hildegard, now I can imagine their size....they are so cute !

14th Nov 2006, 09:20

SaharaSB says:

oddly, they are really cute! are they yours?

14th Nov 2006, 09:50

hildegard says:

Far cuter than one expects for a small reptile wearing the back of a hairbrush. ;)
Not mine; a nearby farm breeds them on a small scale for the pet trade.

14th Nov 2006, 13:46

very cute. shame they live for yonks...

14th Nov 2006, 13:52

hildegard says:

Why is that a shame M_F? It was lovely to play with Timmy the Tortoise when I was little & know that my mum in her turn had fed him greens & made him walk in a circle by putting down a track of carrot... He'd gone through the war on one of the most heavily bombed streets in Britain, hibernating in the Anderson shelter to be on the safe side. My Nana used to sit on a deckchair as Timmy rumbled round the lawn & she'd tell him her troubles or her plans... I liked the idea of him as the scaley little family retainer, outlasting us & never betraying a confidence... I find I rather miss Timmy...

14th Nov 2006, 14:34

its a shame because so many times they outlive their owners, and if that owner has no-one to pass the poor critter on to, well, he gets lonely.

14th Nov 2006, 15:10

hildegard says:

See what you mean - I come from the sort of family that writes the tortoise into the will, so it had never occured to me that there might be abandoned torties out there... :(

14th Nov 2006, 15:29

Puddikat says:

I wrote a comic strip about a Timmy Tortoise when I was a child he had a whole family that loved him. I love your little ones they look so cute and colourful.

15th Nov 2006, 20:20

Rick says:

Amber light on blue and green torties works! I hope they find very good homes. They are definitely cute.

16th Nov 2006, 01:29

SaharaSB says:

i want one - it would be so cute and when the dogs get bored of how slow he'l walk they could just pick him up and carry him with them... :)

16th Nov 2006, 09:13

hildegard says:

SSB; you can get dog panniers - they're normally for larger breeds than yours but I'm sure they could be scaled down for tortoise portage... ;)

16th Nov 2006, 10:07

Jigalong says:

Do you know if the eggs had to be put into an artificial incubator? They are soo cute

17th Nov 2006, 01:02

hildegard says:

There's no sand round there & the farm's quite high & exposed, so I can't imagine any other way of brooding them reliably...

17th Nov 2006, 01:10

hildegard says:

They seem quite happy - surprising turn of speed a baby tortoise has.
Toby's a splendid tortoise - great closeups too. :)

17th Nov 2006, 03:28

Tetraspace says:

Oh I love it! pretty coloring

21st Nov 2006, 21:00

lou says:

little dudes!!

24th Nov 2006, 12:37