I’m sorry I don’t know the answers to most of these questions.
Here is the story of our Curly:
I’m sadly writing after a difficult decision my family has made to rehome our 20-something year old desert tortoise. My parents have had him since he was a baby, and he is so loved. However, we do not feel that we can provide him with the safe environment that he needs. Our backyard is hilly and has a few different steps/ stairs. This was never an issue until a few year ago when he suddenly became very adventurous and risk taking. He tries to slide down the stairs, climb up the stairs, climb over bricks, etc. This leads to us finding him flipped upside down at least once a week. He used to only flip over VERY rarely, like once a year.
We fear that he’s at an age where his activity and curiosity levels will just continue to advance and since we all work day time hours we are not home to keep track of him. It makes us so scared that we will find him with his shell cracked, or dead from being upside down for hours.
It’s so sad that it’s come to this, but we would feel much better knowing that Curly is in a safe home where he can be his best, happiest self.
We’re not sure if this is even what you do, but we would be forever grateful for any resources you can point us to.
Thank you so much
Reported by: Elizabeth Schiess