After 19 hours yesterday in a car...............argh!!!
But I got to bring home a new kid.
We still need a name for him. Hubby has announced he's naming him.
He's about 9 or 10 years old. 22 inches straight across the back of his shell from head to legs, shell only. Weighs 65 - 70 pounds. And of course, still growing.
He's very unsocial with people - I'm guessing his previous owner spent little time with him - so he hisses and pulls head and legs in his shell as much as he can when you try to pet him. But Sherm was like that when we brought her home and now she follows us all over, stretching her neck as far as she can get to petted.
We'd intended to adopt two of them, but the other one was a bully. I think Sherm could have handled him, and this guy definitely could have. He's got a good 20 pounds on him. But I didn't want to risk any of them hurt, and poor little Bradley would have been mushed by the other one. So as much as I hated to, we had to turn down the second one.
However, they did say they've got another pending to come into the rescue and he's supposed to be as big as the rescue guys sulcata - over 100 pounds. I've been dying for a full grown sulcata for years, but once they get that size pretty much the only way you'll get them from their owner is if someone dies. So, if this works out and it is a sulcata - or oh please, oh please, oh please - an aldabra, the rescue guy is putting us in touch with the owner and we'll take that one too. For one that size I'm willing to section off another pen!!
Anyway, here he is, mr. I have no name yet!! LOL!! I'm calling him Huff for the moment because when you try to pet him he pulls head and legs in his shell and huffs at you. He is getting along just fine with Sherman and Bradley. Hubby's home watching them. We'll keep a very close eye on them for the next month and not leave them alone unsupervised. If we have an entire month with no problems we'll go ahead and let them be together all the time.
Anyway, the only problem he has is his shell. Can't confirm what happened, but it looks to me like he had shell rot when he was young. It's obviously healed and grown out, but will always be there. The photos are terrible, but I'm off tomorrow so I'll get better ones then.
So, here he is!!