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Any idea which region mine might be from? I initially thought Columbia but now I'm unsure
She (at least I think she's a she) is around 2-3 years old and is 9 and a half inches when I last measured (which was months after these pics were taken)
That very bottom picture is too precious. Those two little cuties.
Hello, thanks for the advice.Here the weather is hot and hum. the pyramiding was like that when i got him a few years ago. He is a great and active tort. very friendly and always looking for food and BTW he is very fast...almost likeTurbo but without wheelsLovely pics of lovely torts.
But take care one of them (the one on the left in the last pic) is pyramiding. What's the weather like back there? If it is dry, your tort needs a daily soak in warm water and humidity.
Isn't it amazing how all the tortoises with pyramiding have such fantastic personalities? LOL!!! Just kidding.Hello, thanks for the advice.Here the weather is hot and hum. the pyramiding was like that when i got him a few years ago. He is a great and active tort. very friendly and always looking for food and BTW he is very fast...almost likeTurbo but without wheels
I didn't think redfoots in Paraguay were Brazilians (cherry heads). I thought they were Bolivians which don't marble. Could be wrong, maybe both Bolivian and Brazilians exist in Paraguay.Somewhere around 1990 I saw my first "cherryhead" and as far as I'm concerned the only one I have ever seen. This fellow had a carmine red head and leg scales with head almost completely colored and a coal black shell with none of the ugly marbling so many seem to think is attractive. UGH! Did not see his plastron. Questioning a couple knowlegable folks like Richard(D-i-c-k)Goergen I was told these were from Paraguay. Have NEVER seen another one colored like this but would like to find them. Can Tortadise or anyone else please offer a source of supply for these? Thank you.
Exactly, the paraguayans are the same as Bolivians, both phenotypes are not Brazilians (aka cherryheads) and both don't marble like some Brazilians do.It seems that these would not be Brazilians but Paraguayans. Why would a Brazilian be in Paraguay? Also it was mentioned in Richard Cary Pauls book the 8 Great Tortioises that these(or another"cherryhead")had golden irises in their eyes if I remember correctly.
Why are the torts looking wet wet..and are shinning
Ernie, love the information.Being tropical forest tortoises wet is a natural state of affairs for them.
Thanks, much appreciated.
They need to be ~6 inches long or 5-7 years old to be certain UNLESS your breeder can tell you the incubation temps (84-86 gets you a mix so you;d be SOL) then you'd have a higher (but not definitive) ability to know the sex. Stubby tail and flat plastron are male characteristics, but they can change as "it" closes in on 5-7 inches long.
Pyramiding isn't a death sentence and at this age can be ameliorated to a degree as "it" gets older.
The adults that look like a four legged hand grenade are the ones that can have all kinds of health issues and (if they're a female) if you try to breed her too frequently.