Family Feud Over a Tortoise: Theft or Rescue? 🐢

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Diply | Diply

Meet Max, a 17-year-old teen with a penchant for changing hobbies every month. From his latest interest in reptiles, he got a baby horsefield tortoise. But when his care for the pet seemed to dwindle, his loving uncle stepped in to rescue the tortoise. Now, Max wants his pet back, but his uncle isn't convinced he's ready. This has led to a family feud, with accusations of theft and pleas for peace flying around. Let's delve into this tortoise tale... 🐢

Meet Max, the Fickle Hobbyist 🐢

reptile-guy | reptile-guy

The Tortoise Joins the Family 🏠

reptile-guy | reptile-guy

The Novelty Wears Off 😒

reptile-guy | reptile-guy

Concerns Arise 🚨

reptile-guy | reptile-guy

A Warning Issued ⚠️

reptile-guy | reptile-guy

The Tortoise Moves 🏡

reptile-guy | reptile-guy

Max's Change of Heart 💔

reptile-guy | reptile-guy

A Family Feud Ignites 🔥

reptile-guy | reptile-guy

A Family Torn Over a Tortoise: Who's in the Right? 🐢

Max's fleeting interest in his pet tortoise led to a family feud that's far from being slow-paced. After the tortoise's living conditions deteriorated under Max's care, his uncle stepped in, rescuing the pet and providing it a better home. But now, Max wants his tortoise back, claiming he's done his research and is ready to be a responsible pet owner. His uncle, however, remains skeptical. This has sparked a family conflict, with some accusing the uncle of theft, while others are pleading for peace. Let's see what the internet has to say about this tortoise tussle... 🐢

NTA: Taking care of a tortoise and proving accusations wrong 🐢

anabolic_beard | anabolic_beard

NTA: Mom warned, you paid, pets need responsible owners 🐢

Bambie-Rizzo | Bambie-Rizzo

Sister stands up against entitled brother for tortoise's sake 🐢

no_objections_here | no_objections_here

NTA. Consequences for saving a life? Your family can kick rocks. 😎

Aerodragneel | Aerodragneel

NTA. Animal welfare is important. Graduating to easier reptiles first. 🐢

IGotOverGreta | IGotOverGreta

NTA: Age doesn't excuse animal abuse. 🐢

allthecactifindahome | allthecactifindahome

NTA. 9-year old's wise judgment: Max deserved to lose pet 🐢

iHeal4Coffee | iHeal4Coffee

NTA. Mom's support crucial. Let her handle it. 🐢

starryvash | starryvash

NTA: Max's behavior is immature, even for a 17-year-old. 🙄

Ashmoh12 | Ashmoh12

NTA. Family feud over tortoise ownership sparks confusion and resentment.

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NTA - Pet tax! 🐢

swimminglaura2005 | swimminglaura2005

Rescue mission: From loneliness to luxury, NTA saves the day! 🐢

C0pper-an0de | C0pper-an0de

Rescued turtle sparks family feud. Who's the real hero? 🐢

OrangeSockMonkey | OrangeSockMonkey

Protecting animals over a child's learning experience. 🐢

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Paid for it, facing consequences. NTA wins the tortoise 🐢

HowToFixOurDemocracy | HowToFixOurDemocracy

Sister gave away tortoise, not OP. NTA. 🐢

Yellowsunflowerlover | Yellowsunflowerlover

NTA: Family feud over pet, only you and sister have a say. 🐢

SnooPeppers1641 | SnooPeppers1641

NTA. You did the right thing by rescuing the tortoise 🐢

thelioness0809 | thelioness0809

NTA. Step up, pay up, and prove your commitment. 🐢

mmbagel | mmbagel

Tortoise tax? Show us the little cutie when he wakes up! 🐢

pineapplegirl2022 | pineapplegirl2022

NTA. Baby tortoises need proper care to avoid health issues. 🐢

OolongLaLa | OolongLaLa

NTA. Your nephew's entitlement over a tortoise is ridiculous. 🙄

HamiWiremu | HamiWiremu

Accountability is necessary, but it's unfortunate you're involved. 😔

taco-tako | taco-tako

Sibling pet hand-me-downs: NTA, mom approved! 🐢

SuspiciousPeach693 | SuspiciousPeach693

🐢 NTA: You rescued Daisy from neglectful situation, didn't steal her.

Limerase | Limerase

NTA! Prioritize tortoise safety over nephew's feelings! 🐢

Professional-Band323 | Professional-Band323

"Nope. The tortoise comes first." 🐢 NTA.

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Tortoise tax! NTA. 🐢

Krystalline13 | Krystalline13

NTA. Tortoise care requires research and commitment. Happy ending! 😄

morefacepalms | morefacepalms

Passionate comment about treating living creatures with respect and commitment.

angsumnes | angsumnes

Confused about Max having a baby horsefield tortoise? Same here! 🤷‍♀️

Squinky75 | Squinky75

Roommate's tortoise wreaks havoc, regrets signing up for turtle duty. 🤪

Khaleesi_dany_t | Khaleesi_dany_t

NTA: Researcher's questionable method raises ethical concerns about animal welfare.

awholeunit | awholeunit

Rescuing neglected tortoise: NTA for saving a living creature! 🐢

TheDragonborn1992 | TheDragonborn1992

NTA: Max should've done his research. Time for a lesson!

MAFC1934 | MAFC1934

NTA: Don't let him mistreat the poor tortoise again! 🐢

throwaway23er56uz | throwaway23er56uz

NTA: A transaction, not stealing 👍

unknown_928121 | unknown_928121

Rescuing a neglected tortoise: NTA, better late than never! 🐢

Neko_09 | Neko_09

Rescuing a neglected tortoise 🐢 NTA, let's see the babies!

Ruleofinsanity | Ruleofinsanity

No second chances for tortoises. NTA 🐢

Western-Radish | Western-Radish

Engaging comment about involving mom in tortoise dispute. 🐢

Spinnerofyarn | Spinnerofyarn

Helping a teenager learn responsibility and the cost of pets. 🐢

craftermath | craftermath

Rescuing a tortoise: NTA saves neglected animal from bad owner 🐢

Mean-Fall-275 | Mean-Fall-275

Not the a**hole. What's the story behind this tortoise feud? 🐢

HRHArgyll | HRHArgyll

NTA. Irresponsible owner sparks debate and demands for tortoise pics! 🐢

awyant97 | awyant97

NTA. Sisters need to have a serious chat with him 👍

Happylittlepinetree | Happylittlepinetree

NTA educates family about neglecting tortoise, won't return it 🐢

weftorwrite | weftorwrite

Rescuing a tortoise: NTA saves a life and sparks controversy! 🐢

Keepmovinbee | Keepmovinbee

NTA: Family feud over tortoise ownership sparks debate and drama 🐢

ShadeWolf95 | ShadeWolf95

Demanding the turtle tax! NTA, animals deserve consistent care. 🐢

Zevrananne | Zevrananne

NTA: Responsible pet ownership and finding a loving home 🐢

therealnotrealtaako | therealnotrealtaako

NTA. Your nephew neglected the tortoise you paid for. 🐢

FreePizzaBitches | FreePizzaBitches

NTA. Neglectful owner deserves no trust. Tortoise's well-being matters. 🐢

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NTA but tortoise tax! 🐢💰

Givememydamncoffee | Givememydamncoffee

Rescue or theft? NTA saves tortoise, nephew's research questioned. 🐢

coirtdawg | coirtdawg

NTA: Wise advice on pet ownership and long-term commitment. 🐢

JCWa50 | JCWa50

NTA - Rescuing the tortoise saved it from certain death! 🐢

timmyturtle91 | timmyturtle91

Teen's negligence leads to animal suffering. NTA for pointing out.

tats76 | tats76

🐢 NTA. Prioritizing life over irresponsibility. You're a true hero!

snrten | snrten

NTA: You paid for it, not stealing. Let him learn.

Pyroluminous | Pyroluminous

Logic? More like *facepalm* 🤦‍♂️

gottahavemysay | gottahavemysay

Rescuing animals from abuse/neglect: NTA, always a hero! 👏

PillowOfCarnage | PillowOfCarnage

NTA - Stand your ground and set the family straight! 🐢

Chewiesbro | Chewiesbro

17-year-old deemed capable of caring for tortoise, NTA. 😊

kteacheronthebrink | kteacheronthebrink

Saving a tortoise: a life worth more than an attitude 🐢

bluthphile | bluthphile

17 is too old for this. Give him a chance! 🙏

Consistent_Language9 | Consistent_Language9

NTA, should've done research. People need to learn pet responsibility. 🐢

LiffeyDodge | LiffeyDodge

Max's redemption story: working hard to earn back the tortoise! 🐢

knightfrog1248 | knightfrog1248

NTA and a heartwarming story of someone protecting the defenseless 🐢

peanut181 | peanut181

Rescued tortoise, neglectful owner. Who's the real hero here? 🐢

Pleasant-Coconut-109 | Pleasant-Coconut-109

Preventing animal abuse makes you NTA. 🐢

rissaro0o | rissaro0o

🐢 Keep the tortoise safe! Don't let him harm it!

trust_no_one1 | trust_no_one1

Responsible nephew learns from mistakes, family in tortoise tug-of-war 🐢

ArtemisJTRH | ArtemisJTRH

INFO: Concerns addressed with Max, negligence of reptile taken seriously 🐢

Electrical_Turn7 | Electrical_Turn7

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