Burmese star vs Indian star

kobe629

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Does anyone know which star is more hardy and better personality? I am hearing that Burmese is much hardier to temperature change and is a more active tortoise also they will interact with you more I'm just wondering if that is true?
 

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I have had both as well. Burmese are much more personable. Care is identical. I have 3.3 and all doing very well. Indoors now since too cold to be outside.
They eat everything, PIGS!
Romaine, Cactus, Mushrooms, Dandelion, Mazuri, Marion Zoologic, Collards. My biggest female is 4500gr. Waiting on eggs to hatch if they are fertile.
 

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Any thoughts on where the Sri Lankan Stars fit in this comparison?
 

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Any thoughts on where the Sri Lankan Stars fit in this comparison?
I have no personal experience. I have heard they are in between the Indian stars and Burmese stars in both size and personality.
 

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Sri lankens can get quite big compared to indian. 11+ inches for females and 7-8 inches for males. While Indians are much smaller especially when you see both species side by side, it can be quite noticeable.

The only difference as far as care goes that I've noticed is that Sri lanken can handle humidity better than Indians.
 

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I have had only burmese stars, and I can say that, if acquired from healthy stock, they are excellent tortoises to work with. Mine are growing bolder by the day and have always fed well.

I know there's at least one more forum member who breeds both burmese and indians who might chime in...
 

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I have bred both in S Florida. Housed outside. Both tolerate Humidity well, and both seemed to handle the cooler temperatures well.
the Burmese are by far more personable and active, hence the reason I no longer breed Indians..
 

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I also produce both Burmese stars and Indian Stars. Both are kept at same temps and a very high air humidity. The only difference is that the Indians I keep their substrate very day and with Burmese their substrate is not as dry and even sometimes damp. It really is that Burmese can handle lower temps and if their substrate is a little wet they will be fine just as long as they can warm up the next day. Indians do not like to be in damp substrate as all. They can not handle low temps and damp substrate like the Burmese can. Dan , glad to hear the Burmese are doing great!!!
 

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I have bred both in S Florida. Housed outside. Both tolerate Humidity well, and both seemed to handle the cooler temperatures well.
the Burmese are by far more personable and active, hence the reason I no longer breed Indians..
Good morning, so I am transitioning our of Egyptian uromastyx breeding and am interested in 4 or 5 Burmese stars. Do you have any available for purchase?
 

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I have bred both in S Florida. Housed outside. Both tolerate Humidity well, and both seemed to handle the cooler temperatures well.
the Burmese are by far more personable and active, hence the reason I no longer breed Indians..
Good morning, so I am transitioning our of Egyptian uromastyx breeding and am interested in 4 or 5 Burmese stars. Do you have any available for purchase?
 

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I also produce both Burmese stars and Indian Stars. Both are kept at same temps and a very high air humidity. The only difference is that the Indians I keep their substrate very day and with Burmese their substrate is not as dry and even sometimes damp. It really is that Burmese can handle lower temps and if their substrate is a little wet they will be fine just as long as they can warm up the next day. Indians do not like to be in damp substrate as all. They can not handle low temps and damp substrate like the Burmese can. Dan , glad to hear the Burmese are doing great!!!
Good morning, so I am transitioning our of Egyptian uromastyx breeding and am interested in 4 or 5 Burmese stars. Do you have any available for purchase?
 

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Good morning, so I am transitioning our of Egyptian uromastyx breeding and am interested in 4 or 5 Burmese stars. Do you have any available for purchase?
 

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I have had both as well. Burmese are much more personable. Care is identical. I have 3.3 and all doing very well. Indoors now since too cold to be outside.
They eat everything, PIGS!
Romaine, Cactus, Mushrooms, Dandelion, Mazuri, Marion Zoologic, Collards. My biggest female is 4500gr. Waiting on eggs to hatch if they are fertile.
Where are you located?
 
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