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How can i tell the age of my russian tortoise?

Discussion in 'Russian tortoises' started by sonia alonzo, May 22, 2012.

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  1. sonia alonzo

    sonia alonzo New Member

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    How can I tell the age of my Russian tortoise?
  2. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Unless you know that hatch date, there is know way to know.
  3. tortadise

    tortadise Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Welcome! Ditto as above would be a wild guess.
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    Ask him.....:p apologies....just funnin ya....no way to know for certain...

    What size is your tortoise? Where did you get him from? Does prior caregiver know any information on him? :D
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    clare n New Member

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    You'd b fine to ask as long as its not a she: she will be very offended and tell you "that's no question to be asking a lady" ;)
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    I agree with everyone else. There is no way of telling.

    Growth rates vary from animal to animal depending on what they've been eating, whether they were wild caught or captive bred, temperature... It's a best guess scenario.
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