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1 of my 2 Aldabras

Discussion in 'Aldabra tortoises' started by navyblu, Dec 10, 2017.

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  1. navyblu

    navyblu Member 5 Year Member

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    Just sharing pics of one of my 2 big kids, my Aldabras...Norma and Gene....I have owned them since they were 4" and 10.6oz in February of 2013...they were purchase from Chris Estep and Toucan Jungle....I am told they are enormous for their age...here are some pics. 20171203_124231.jpg 20171203_124157.jpg 20171203_124054.jpg 20171203_124211.jpg
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    Beautiful tortoise and I do think it is quite large for its age also though I have never owned an Aldabra.
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    ben awes Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    awesome! Great to see them and thanks for sharing! They do seem huge but that’s awesome! Can’t quite read the tape, how long are the and what’s their weight?
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    ben awes Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Forgot to mention that I got my first from Chris Estep in September 2013. He’s big I think, but not that big!
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    navyblu Member 5 Year Member

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    Hey Ben...wouldn't let me post my hi res pics...so the tape is blurry...27"...same as my other one.
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    navyblu Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks Dr. Zovickian!!
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    ben awes Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks, they've got to be over 100lbs? right?
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Very cute.
    @ALDABRAMAN does their size seem large for their age, in general?
    I wonder if because Chris's are imported and have to be 4" before they are imported if they are fed a diet that would help to make them grow faster to reach that 4" mark quicker.
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  9. ALDABRAMAN

    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    ~ Yes....lol!

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    navyblu Member 5 Year Member

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    Love that Boy!!
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    Glad to see another Aldabra owner here. My this are big boy/girls !

    Hope you continue to post & share your journey with them.
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    Oxalis Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Very adorable Aldabra torts! I have a little Russian but I also have lots of love to share for the mighty Aldabra; one of my favorite species. Can't wait to see more lovely pictures! :)
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