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Caresheet for aldabra?

Discussion in 'Aldabra tortoises' started by curioussnake, May 29, 2011.

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  1. curioussnake

    curioussnake New Member 10 Year Member! 5 Year Member

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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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    Do you have one or are you considering getting one?
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    I think Greg should address this one...;)
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    PM Aldabraman... he is a living caresheet
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    curioussnake New Member 10 Year Member! 5 Year Member

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    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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    curioussnake New Member 10 Year Member! 5 Year Member

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    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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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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

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    LOL, Thats funny, sorta true!

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    :):)!

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    :tort: True!
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    curioussnake New Member 10 Year Member! 5 Year Member

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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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    3 inches? ! that is a baby! where did you get it from? one of our members?
    would love to see pictures..
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    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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    Very well started, looks great!
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    Your Aldabra looks very good...
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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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    curioussnake New Member 10 Year Member! 5 Year Member

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    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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    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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