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Post by Bluebottle on Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:37 pm

Yes, significant poopage, but it is dry and easy to sweep up, as far as gnawing goes, just keep any leads off the floor where you keep it, and don't keep it in your bed room, kitchen seems to suit well, then they'll come running every time you open the fridge. The one I know doesn't squeek much though, unless she wants you to give her broccoli, the food above all foods, and as far as I know, spends most nights sleeping

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Post by halfwise on Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:13 am

I had to be stuck with a night-owl of a guinea pig. Rolling Eyes

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Post by malickfan on Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:34 am

My guinea pig had a big gap in its teeth so used to whistle and squeak all the time, it was a nice enough pig but started to annoy our dog (and us) so we gave it away...

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Post by halfwise on Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:01 pm

According to mistranslations of the bible, turtles sing. So one might expect tortoises to hum at least.

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Post by Norc on Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:38 pm

i am getting a greek tortoise most likely, testudo hermanni, they get around the size of a burly man's hand. Not gigantic. they get old, but i don't think like 200, but prob 70 if i care well for it. i had a russian one as a kid, or my parents did, but it died around 15 (which is sad and probably due to lack of correct food and care). not getting the big one, as i am sure you know, i live at like 63-69 degrees north, so keeping large pet-tortoises outside is cruel.

when i am older and have my own apartment i'll also get rabbits. they're not nocturnal, don't know the term, but they're active in the morning and evening, so perfect for someone with aday job, they're active during breakfast and morning, and when you get home in the afternoon. perf. the same amount of care as a tortoise, but a little more cuddly.
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Post by Eldorion on Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:35 pm

I hope your tortoise adventure goes well, Norc! Thumbs Up
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Post by halfwise on Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:12 pm

Is Bertil still around?

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Post by Eldorion on Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:14 pm

Bertil the avocado tree passed away a while back. I made his tombstone:

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Post by halfwise on Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:41 pm

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Post by Norc on Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:52 pm

halfwise wrote:Is Bertil still around?
Eldorion wrote:Bertil the avocado tree passed away a while back. I made his tombstone:

no he dead. he dead a long time ago. Sad just recently threw out his carcass though. i thank you for the tombstone.

thanks eldo for the support, but please don't pick the stone yet.


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Post by Eldorion on Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:03 am

I made the stone back when you first informed us of Bertil's passing, sorry. Razz

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Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:53 pm

there is a tortoise who is the longest living animal alive on earth, he was born in the 1832. that's 1832.!!!

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Post by azriel on Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:44 pm

Im always staggered how long tortoises can live. What is their secret ? Smile Them, & oak trees.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:17 pm

Ahem, I believe you shall find that the longest living vertebrate in the world is a specimen of Greendland Shark, which rings in at 272 years old as of last year. This shark would have been pupped in... half a second... 1744. So the shark was 26 when Beethoven was born.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/greenland-sharks-animals-science-age/

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:42 am

Someone photoshop on a top hat and monocle for that snail please.- Malick


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Post by Eldorion on Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:45 am

Surprisingly, that actually makes the slug photo less unsettling. Laughing
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Post by Forest Shepherd on Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:57 am

halfwise wrote:Don't get a guinea pig if you plan to keep one in your bedroom.  They're nocturnal - they wake up at night and start rooting around and squeaking.  And significant poopage, though that may be because the one we had was on the larger size.  I say stick with the tortoise.  Not cuddly, but won't be gnawing on things all night to keep it's teeth sharp.

Hm... alternatively, you could eat the guinea pig if it got too annoying.

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Post by Norc on Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:07 pm

he won't answer and my cactus is almost dead i am thinking this might have been a stupid idea.
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Post by halfwise on Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:20 pm

Your tortoise doesn't look up and wag its tail when you call? I think some expectation management may have been in order before you got the thing.

Tortoise, cactus...am I sensing a theme here? Is this a cry for mexican food in the frigid north?

BTW, I suspect that tortoises may eat cacti when they get bored. Your carefully arranged friendship between the two was like to be doomed from the start.

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Post by Norc on Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:28 pm

well, i haven't gotten the tortoise quite yet Smile but idk.. you know when one is supposed to do importan shit? like now, i am supposed to write a home exam, have to be in by noon thursday (now monday) and like.. i get so creative and of-tracked.. why?! how?!
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Post by halfwise on Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:45 pm

most of the time I spend on forumshire is when I should be doing something else.

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Post by Forest Shepherd on Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:02 pm

Yeah. Like me right now. In other news, what's up with the flayed cat Norc? Are you a Bolton now?

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Post by Norc on Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:16 pm

that's Chase No Face. he's a youtube star. got hit by a car as a kitten, but he is quite a happy little kitty..




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Post by Norc on Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:17 pm

this is also a cool cat
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Post by Norc on Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:22 pm

also a pretty cool cat
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