Marginated.Oakley

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Hi everyone, I am very determined to find out my tortoises age and they’re a little hatchling i got in early December 2020. When I got them I measured 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches for the shell. I would love to try to find out how old they are. If anyone knows how many inches they are when they hatch and then the rate of which they grow, I would be very happy to hear what you think. Thank you so much!! 2AF25908-A08F-48F9-AF5D-B4A60F17F57E.jpeg 2AF25908-A08F-48F9-AF5D-B4A60F17F57E.jpeg
 

zovick

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Hi everyone, I am very determined to find out my tortoises age and they’re a little hatchling i got in early December 2020. When I got them I measured 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches for the shell. I would love to try to find out how old they are. If anyone knows how many inches they are when they hatch and then the rate of which they grow, I would be very happy to hear what you think. Thank you so much!! View attachment 316853 View attachment 316853
The person from whom you got the tortoise did not know when it hatched? If not, I guess it wasn't bought from its breeder.

Can you post a shot of the bottom of the tortoise? It might be easier to tell its age by seeing how well healed the umbilical scar is now.
 

Marginated.Oakley

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The person from whom you got the tortoise did not know when it hatched? If not, I guess it wasn't bought from its breeder.

Can you post a shot of the bottom of the tortoise? It might be easier to tell its age by seeing how well healed the umbilical scar is now.
Yes! The person I got it from was a “tortoise rescue” but was obviously breeding them for profit. I could try to ask when they were hatched but he probably can’t remember because of how many he has. I will put up a pic in a few minutes. Thank you for your response!!
 

Marginated.Oakley

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Here is the belly of my tortoise.
 

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harrythetortoise

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My baby is about 5 months old and there're thick growth lines on the plastron.
So my guess is that yours is probably around 2-4 months.
 

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he needs more humidity and soaks from the look of things.
 
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