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    New member to the family

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Kaij, May 18, 2008.

    My dad got back from hunting, and he brought a freaking box turtle home with him, hahaha! Omg, I love the little guy so much, he's adorable and really social. We're looking up what to get for the little bugger. Since I work in a pet store, I can get some decent discounts for a few things that'll be needed. My mom suggested putting him in the backyard. Yes, let's lose the slow-moving turtle from our overgrowth of grass. Augh.

    The turtle's for my mom, since she loves them for some odd reason. I would've preferred a snake, myself, but my dad would never go near one without screaming like a girl :p

    Just thought I'd share this~
     
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    Cool! I want a turtle!
     
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    Where do you live Kaij? Where I lived Florida, gopher turtles abounded. We had two or three living in the backyard at any given time.
     
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    My dad's gone hunting a lot and he said he hardly ever sees any, but this time he saw around four. I live in Ohio.
     
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    Have you named it?
     
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    My dad's calling him Hardtop. He says the turtle has a hard top. I want to smack him for his lameness.
     
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    Pun names are the worst. :(

    My parents have two Labs, one yellow, one chocolate.

    Their names are Sandy and Cocoa respectively.

    *hangs his head in shame*
     
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    Lol. It's a little amusing. What would you call him?
     
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    You could always take the Prince route and call him The Turtle Occasionally Known As Hardtop. Or TOKAH for short.

    So when do we get to see Tokah on the forum? He sounds like he'd make a great new member. =P
     
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    I'd so totally name him Speedy Gonzales, LOL

    ...Okay, not really. *has her father's lame humor and hits him with a pillow for it* I don't know what the heck to name a turtle, to be honest. I never really wanted an animal that miht live for a hundred freaking years. A quote I told my mom:
    If I can ever get a good pic of him, I might post it :p
     
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    ROTF! :D

    Ok, that was good.
     
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    I agree with Ivan. This forum needs more turtles, damnit!
     
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    I don't know. A lot of people here seem like turtles too me. A little slow on things.






    *leaving the forum for a few hours* XD
    Ju-u-u-u-u-ust messing.
     
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    Hehe, hey! I just got that... :redface: :p
     
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    I had 2 turtles before I had to get rid of them. They were red eared sliders and they SMELLED horrible. Thier names were Yrtle (ala Dr Seuss) and Myrtle.
     
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    Hehe. Dr Seuss would be proud, foxy :)
     
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    Aw, turtles are so cute! I wish I had a turtle...
     
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    Aw, I like the red-eared sliders. They're cute. We had a couple people come in from time to time with one of them. They usually had found them in the wildlife, and we said it'd be better off to set them free, as they were quite young and could carry salmonella.
     
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    I like turtles. had many when I was a kid in southern ont.
    Well I had lots until a snapping turtle decided to kiss my lip.
    Do not let a snapping turtle bite your lip at the age of 5 or you will still
    have the scar at age 52.
    One major thing to remember about turtles they carry the ecoli bacteria on their skin and feet and shells.
    So remember whenever you touch them wash your hands before touching anything else.
    I think it is ecoli. but that is one of the major reasons they are not allowed to be sold in pet shops in Canada.

    What does your dad hunt for in the spring in Ohio.
    Nothing is allowed to be hunted in Ontario until mid August.
    Being a hunter I am curious.
     
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    Turkeys, I believe are what he had been hunting. He didn't bring anything home, just the turtle.
     
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    Turtle, turkey. They sound fairly similar.
     
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    and they both bite.
     
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    I dunno - "Quit jiii-vin' me, turtle," just doesn't have the same ring to it. :p
     
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    Paint a bolt of lightening on the turtles back, and call it Flash.
    It will be the hit of the town.
     
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    She heard you first time! :p
     

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