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ALDABRA HATCHLING CARE SHEET

Discussion in 'Aldabra tortoises' started by ALDABRAMAN, Mar 26, 2016.

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  1. ALDABRAMAN

    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    We have been working on an extensive and comprehensive aldabra tortoise hatchling care sheet for several months and are in the final stages. We would like to ask the forum community for any opinions and input on what would be of importance to be included. We have many years of experience and unbelievable hours of talking with customers and other keepers, however we think it would be good to hear any other opinions and thoughts before we finalize our care sheet. It is several pages with colored photos that covers every aspect of keeping an aldabra hatchling up to about one year of age. Thank you to all that participate and please feel free to post any ideas, thoughts, etc. If anyone would prefer to share any established care sheets or information directly to us, please feel free to e-mail.

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    Where is it?
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    Where is the care sheet?:(
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    The middle picture makes them look like little pill bugs !
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Be sure to stress that if you don't live in a humid climate, be sure to keep the babies in a humid environment.
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    mike taylor Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Be sure to add space requirements for adults . So many people just don't have the room to keep such large tortoises . Feed cost and housing cost will also help greatly to deter someone from buying such a large animal .
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    Needs a constant care and commitment, should consider these before purchase. Maintenance cost could get unbearable for some.
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    Are you going to published the book Greg? Someday maybe? :) It would be great knowledge for beginners like myself..
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    Hi Greg:

    When I got my two hatchlings I wasn't aware of the "soak 'em 'til they drip" concept, and I kept mine more on the dry side. They are now pyramided.

    Also, because they grew so fast, and mine lived mostly on the grass and weeds in their enclosure, they became calcium deficient. So it needs to be stressed that calcium supplementation is necessary plus a GOOD UVB light if they're being raised indoors.

    I'm looking forward to your book.
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    Is the care sheet available? Wondering the difference between requirements for aldabras vs. sulcatas. Thanks!
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    I am looking forward to this. Sure it will be the definitive " go to " info on raising a young one :)
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    I am curious as to how this project is going. Any updates?
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    bump on the Aldabra care sheet :), would be so useful!

    Thanks and great to have this fantastic resource - this forum is brilliant.
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    Oxalis Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Great idea on the care sheet! I'm glad to see the many years of dedicated tort keepers working together to pass along their knowledge. :) Sorry I don't have any Aldabra-specific tips to contribute, but I'd love to read their care sheet anyway because I'm a total tortoise nerd. :p
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