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  1. MichaelS

    My 2017 South African Leos

    Here are some beauties that @Tom brought into the world and I was lucky enough to acquire;) I'll try to update this every so often to share their progress. These 6 came from 2 different breeding pairs and hatched in mid May 2017. You can see Tom's thread about their life before I got a hold...
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    Young Male South African Leopards (GPPs)

    I have two young male South African leopards (GPPs) that I am looking to part with. They were hatched by Randy Limburg in August 2014. The lighter one (Mancha) is 9 1/2 inches and the darker one (Clover) is 10 1/2 inches. Both are strong, healthy, eating great and mounting anything that...
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    Beautiful Leopard Probable Female

    I am selling my beautiful 6 inch probable female leopard (babcocki) tortoise. She was hatched February 2014 and currently weights over 700 grams and is very healthy. She has a short tail, very flat plastron and was incubated for female but please look at the photos below and make your own...
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    Sub-adult Leopard Female

    I am selling my stunning sub-adult female leopard tortoise (regular type - babcocki). She was hatched April 2014 and currently measures about 8 1/2 inches SCL and weights over 1900 grams. At her current growth rate, she should be breeding size in about 2 years and produce beautiful hatchlings...
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    My 2014 South African Leos

    I've been meaning to start this thread for oh about a year or so but life kept getting in the way. I bought a dozen South African leopard hatchlings in September 2014 ... kept 4 and sold off the rest. Here are some photos of them, their enclosure, and a few of their room mates - some regular...
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    My 2014 South African Leos Growth Charts

    There are so many posts on TFO from people asking about growth rates of their leos... "what is normal?" etc. so I thought I would post the growth charts of my 4 SAs that hatched in August 2014 so people can see some examples. I named them Tri Dot, Clover, Mancha, Tiny II for now and they...
  7. MichaelS

    Newest SA Additions

    I went and got myself an early Christmas present from Andy at ATC... 6 brand spanking new South African leopard hatchlngs:)
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    Leopard Tortoise Juvenile

    I’m selling my beautiful almost 7 inch leopard tortoise. Possible male. Hatched in June 2014 and weights over 750 grams already. Very solid and healthy with a perfectly smooth shell. I have put a lot of care into this animal but unfortunately I need to make room for other projects. Price is...
  9. MichaelS

    What are the sexes?

    I have three Leos about the same size, 2 are 'normal' and 1 is a S.A. I have a good idea of the sexes but I would like input from those with more experience than me. Tort #1 Normal leopard Wt. 725 grams SCL: 16 cm Age: 14 months Tort #2 Normal leopard Wt. 500 grams SCL: 14 cm Age:17...
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    My 2 years old - is it a boy or a girl?

    Any guesses on the sex on my Sully...I know there are a lot of these types of threads so what is one more right. Here the details: Weight: 4 1/2 pounds SCL: 8 3/4 inches Age: 25 months Name: Kenya for now my have to change it to Ken;) The plastron is pretty flat but not 100% there is a...
  11. MichaelS

    Too Much Cuttlebone?

    My Sully seems to be eating cuttlebones like candy. I always make sure she has one available and she always eats them on a consistent basis. She is currently 19 cm and 1270g and eats about 5 five inch cuttlebones per month. Is that a 'normal' rate for her size? Do I keep giving her constant...
  12. MichaelS

    10 Month Old Leo

    I'm selling my 10 month old babcocki Leo to focus my time exclusively on my SAs. He was bread by Yvonne and started right by Will and been raised right (closed chamber and daily soaks) since I got him as a 35 gram hatching. As of 5.1.15 he weighed 360 grams and has a SCL of 12.0 cm. He is...
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    South African Leopards

    I have some perfect South African Leopards (Pardalis Pardalis) for sale. They are about 3 weeks old and they are the real deal. They are eating everything in sight, fresh cut grass, greens, Mazuri, hibiscus leaves, opuntia, aloe, rose leaves, carrot etc. I'm keeping them in a closed chamber...
  14. MichaelS

    South African Leopard Hatchlings For Sale

    I have some perfect South African Leopards for sale. They are about 3 weeks old. They are the real deal. These are from the supper secretive breeder in So Cal that has been breeding them for over 20 years and imported the adults himself. They are $250 each but I will discount for multiples...
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    Anyone in DFW area interested in a SA Leo Hatchling

    It's South African Leo season there is guy that has 30 hatchlings priced at $250/ea + shipping. I'm 99.999% sure they are the real thing. I contacted him and he would be willing to sell a 5 or 10 lot at a discount. I'm only interested in 1 or 2 and I don't want to pay his full retail price plus...
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    Can Anyone Recommend a Good Leo Breeder?

    I'm looking for a few well started Leopard (babcocki) hatchlings to add to my little herd. Can anyone here recommend a breeder who starts them out hot/humid.
  17. MichaelS

    Hello all

    Hi Everyone, I've been lurking on here for a few months now and getting GREAT advice on general husbandry. I'm new to torts but I have a long history with herps growing up with snakes and lizards mainly. My wife is ok with torts but the other creepy crawlies not so much so here I am:)...