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Caresheet for aldabra?

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curioussnake

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Hi,

Just wonder, do we take care of an aldabra similar to a radiated tortoise or a red footed tortoise?

What is the humidity requirement of it?
 

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I think Greg should address this one...;)
 

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Laura said:
Do you have one or are you considering getting one?
VERY LARGE...... $$$
Yup, I have one baby aldabra around 3.5 inches :)

i m maintainin it at humidity around 60-90% as i m living in asia, just to confirm whether is this suitable.
 

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Ours, both aldabra and radiateds do great at the higher levels, they are kept outside here in SW Florida.
 

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ALDABRAMAN said:
Ours, both aldabra and radiateds do great at the higher levels, they are kept outside here in SW Florida.
Hi,

Did u mean that i need to keep them in higher humidity?

Thanks
 

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Hi Curioussnake:

Welcome to the forum!!

May we know your name?

I have two Aldabran tortoises that I got as hatchlings and they are now 11 years old. If you compare my two with pictures of Greg's (AldabraMan), you can see a drastic difference in their shells. Mine are pretty bumpy and Greg's are very smooth. I raised mine with no added humidity...only what is in the air here in Central California. They were outside, but with a heated shed. Greg is in Florida and his are also raised outside. I think the comparison between our two speaks for itself. They do need more humidity in order to grow smooth shells.
 

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curioussnake said:
ALDABRAMAN said:
Ours, both aldabra and radiateds do great at the higher levels, they are kept outside here in SW Florida.
Hi,

Did u mean that i need to keep them in higher humidity?

Thanks
We experience no pyramiding, our humidity runs between 60's and 90's throughout the day on the averages.

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Tortuga_terrestre said:
curioussnake said:
Hi,

Just wonder, do we take care of an aldabra similar to a radiated tortoise or a red footed tortoise?

What is the humidity requirement of it?
PM Aldabraman... he is a living caresheet
LOL, Thats funny, sorta true!

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DeanS said:
I think Greg should address this one...;)
:):)!

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Laura said:
Do you have one or are you considering getting one?
VERY LARGE...... $$$
:tort: True!
 

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Thanks for all the information.

Thanks for all the information provided guys.

My name is Goh , i m from Malaysia (Asia), i just got the baby aldabra 2 days ago :)

I keep my aldabra outdoor under the roof, it will get approx 1 hour of direct sunlight per day in the morning

I think the humidity here should be alright, ranging from 50-95%

Can i feed the baby aldabra with mazuri? (occasionally)
 

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curioussnake said:
Thanks for all the information.

Thanks for all the information provided guys.

My name is Goh , i m from Malaysia (Asia), i just got the baby aldabra 2 days ago :)

I keep my aldabra outdoor under the roof, it will get approx 1 hour of direct sunlight per day in the morning

I think the humidity here should be alright, ranging from 50-95%

Can i feed the baby aldabra with mazuri? (occasionally)

Feed it Mazuri daily...do you have access to cactus (opuntia)? That's all you would ever need.
 

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I bought it in malaysia, the seller told me is CB from Mauritius, bought it for Ringgit Malaysia 5500, i guess is approx USD 1700
 

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curioussnake said:


I bought it in malaysia, the seller told me is CB from Mauritius, bought it for Ringgit Malaysia 5500, i guess is approx USD 1700
Very well started, looks great!
 

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Wow, now that is a tiny Aldabra and a cutie! You live in Malaysia, do you ever see Water Monitors there? I understand they can be quite common.
 

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That little guy looks perfect...keep up the good work:tort:
 

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DAV46 said:
Wow, now that is a tiny Aldabra and a cutie! You live in Malaysia, do you ever see Water Monitors there? I understand they can be quite common.
Yup, it is very common, sometimes they just wander into housing area


Thanks guys :)
By the way, in the future when the little aldabra grows up a little bit, can i put it together with my radiated tortoise?
and also, do i need to soak the aldabra baby if i have already provide it with a (shallow)water dish? it seems like duno how to drink from the dish?
 

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No, it's not a good idea to mix species at all. There are risks of cross-contamination, bullying, and aldabras and radiateds have different care requirements. He won't need daily soaks, but weekly soaks for about 20 minutes in slightly warm, de-chlorined water is definitely recommended. Maybe you can adjust the water dish so that he can reach it?
 

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tortoises101 said:
No, it's not a good idea to mix species at all. There are risks of cross-contamination, bullying, and aldabras and radiateds have different care requirements. He won't need daily soaks, but weekly soaks for about 20 minutes in slightly warm, de-chlorined water is definitely recommended. Maybe you can adjust the water dish so that he can reach it?
No worry, i m not going to mix them :)

Now i can see my aldabra drinking from the water dish, and it grows really fast !

Sorry i m not sure about this, how do we de-chlorine the water? and why is it so important? Can i use anti-chlorine for those aquarium use?
 
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