Sub-Adult Leopard Tortoises - Urgent (D.Spiteri)

This list is of animals currently reported to us in need of a new home. Descriptions and circumstances (where known) are included. Full contact details are not. You will need to request these details. We must be satisfied that you have adequate facilities for the species you are applying for. There are no charges whatsoever.

Sub-Adult Leopard Tortoises - Urgent (D.Spiteri)

Postby Nadine Highfield » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:37 pm

The following Leopard Tortoises need to be rehomed because the family that has them is relocating outside the UK. They are leaving in January, so these tortoises need new homes urgently.

All 7 are content and alert and have lived together happily for around 6 years. They haven't been in contact with any other tortoises in that time.

Leopard tortoises are a large non-hibernating species that need a large enclosure for grazing and a large insulated and heated shed or other outbuilding where they can be kept warm and dry year-round. For further information about the care, diet and environmental requirements for Leopard Tortoises please read the following care guide on the Tortoise Trust website: http://www.tortoisetrust.org/care/cpardalis.html

If you have the space and facilities to provide a permanent home for one or more of these tortoises, please send a completed application with photos of your indoor housing and secure outdoor habitat to Nadine at TortoiseTrustRehoming@gmail.com

Please read the following information carefully before preparing your application:

You can read about the requirements for adoption and download an application here:
http://www.tortoisetrustforum.org/phpbb3_live/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=8511

This is information about our application process: http://www.tortoisetrustforum.org/phpbb3_live/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=9508

You can download a rehoming application here: http://www.tortoisetrustforum.org/nadine/Downloads-Adoption_Application.doc

If you are unable to download an application you can find one here. Please copy and paste it into a document (or email) and send it to me with the photos of your facilities.: http://www.tortoisetrustforum.org/phpbb3_live/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=9808

Obi (to be confirmed) 11.4kg, 15",
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Milaika (Female) 6.6kg, 13". Has already laid several clutches of eggs.
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Chiumbo (Female) 8.5kg, 14.5, has begun laying eggs in the last few years
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Cara (Female) 7.2kg, 11", about 11 years old, has already begun laying eggs.
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Tarquin 5.2kg, 11", 9-10 years old
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Tank (Male) 2.7kg, 9.5", 10-11 years old.
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Bobble (to be confirmed) 2.3kg, 9.5", about 10 years old.
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Re: Sub-Adult Leopard Tortoises - Urgent (D.Spiteri)

Postby Stuart » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:02 pm

Raised together? Interesting to see the range of degrees of pyramiding. If they have been kept on the same regime, how can that be explained?

(Sorry I can't offer to take any of them on. I was slightly tempted to take some more of Laraine's, but I already have three of that consignment, as well as another of my own...)

But I would recommend them to anyone. They are wonderful looking tortoises, and since they don't hibernate, they can be enjoyed all year round!
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Hermanns (old female and 5 home-bred offspring), iberas (two), kbn (rescue), leopard, horsfield (rescue), stars (2 - long term loan), red-eared sliders (5)
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Re: Sub-Adult Leopard Tortoises - Urgent (D.Spiteri)

Postby Tortoise Trust » Sat Nov 30, 2013 1:39 am

Stuart wrote:Raised together? Interesting to see the range of degrees of pyramiding. If they have been kept on the same regime, how can that be explained?


Well, individual behaviour can be a big factor.... some eat more than others... grow faster, or spend more time under basking lamps than others. Those are certainly two key features I have seen where there are such differences - even among siblings raised under apparently identical conditions.

These had deformities when Debbie took them on, incidentally. Those first few months/years are always the most critical in that regard.
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Re: Sub-Adult Leopard Tortoises - Urgent (D.Spiteri)

Postby Nadine Highfield » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:10 am

These tortoises need to be rehomed urgently. Please send an application if you can offer them a suitable home.

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