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  1. IowaGuy28

    IowaGuy28 New Member 5 Year Member

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    It seems the only place I can find pictures of bigger (12+ inch) tortoises is on YouTube, of course unless you have an Albabra. Anyone have a good size tort that we can view? Personally I'm going for the record with my Tilley, he/she is only the size of my hand, fingers extended, so its gonna be some years still...
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    This is my biggest Manouria. She is 65lbs:
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    This is my Argentine side neck. She is about 15" long:
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    This is my 25 year old leopard tortoise. She's about 25lbs:
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    This is Dudley the sulcata at about 110lbs and 23 years of age:
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    This is So the aldabran tortoise at appx. 180lbs and 12 years of age:
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    But I'm afraid Greg, Aldabraman, has us all beat with his beauties.
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    BodaTort1 Member 5 Year Member

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    Those are nice looking tortoises!!
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    Middle 5 yo 16 1/2 in 25lbs
    Little 5 yo 16 in 22lbs

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    lvstorts Active Member 5 Year Member

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    I've got 3 Redfoots over 12 inches. Can't post pics at the moment.
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    This is Big M...the mother of Climber and Jamie! When this shot was taken (by her owner)...she was around 3' and 189lbs...and to this day remains the largest sulcata I've seen in person!
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    However, the breeder that sold Tom and I our Sudan babies easily has the largest herd...with the largest male specimens...each at over 250lbs.

    Here's the link!

    http://www.tortoiseforum.org/thread-36412.html#axzz286J9Sa3f
  6. This is Bob. King Robert III
    He's 120 pounds now and 13 years old...

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    Show off...:p


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    IowaGuy28 New Member 5 Year Member

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    The Big M...over 3' and 189lbs?

    Well then, you have now set Tilley's new bar. Only 30inches to go....at least the match that size :-\

    We got this! Haha
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    janevicki Member 5 Year Member

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    Wow! Sweet Beautiful and VERY Large Torts!
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    Wow! If that is an accurate weight, that is the heaviest female I've heard of.
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    It would be nice to see pics of some of the species that are known to reach over 12" on the large end of their size like marginateds, cherry heads, elongateds, radiateds, etc..

    It seems everyone posts pics of their juveniles or hatchlings, which is fine and good too, but it would be nice to see some mature tortoises. Plus it might help give some people an idea of what they can potentially end up dealing with. I personally just got back into tortoises 7 months ago with some hatchling redfoots/cherry heads and some years back I had a group of Russians. My biggest I've had was a female Russian that was every bit of 8 to 9". Doesn't sound like much but she was quite impressive in her own right.
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    That is a good size russian. Same thing with mature greeks, some of those guys can get pretty big.
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    So cool to see these giants!
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    Here is Donnie, out 70 year old CDT at 14.5 inches
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    And my big boy Leo at now 11 years old, 128lbs, 32 inches
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    Behold this monster!!!!!!!!!! :)P XD)

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    IowaGuy28 New Member 5 Year Member

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    TortoiseBoy1999...your "monster" is huge which meanings your hand is the size of a quad!

    11years old at 32"....oh hurry up and grow Tilley! Anyone know if theres a legit record for Sulcata's?
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    Here is Tank.
    Haven't weighed him in a while, but at the last weigh in, he was 120 pounds and is 14 years old.
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    Wow tank is one good lookin tort!
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    Tank and Leo must be related to those Sudan sulcatas. Its really a shame we (in the U.S.) have them all mixed up like we do.
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Hey Brad...here she is again in the foreground. The fellow in the background with the slight pyramiding is Diesel...he weighs 127lbs and is absolutely dwarfed by her...how big are your Sudan females?
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    How do you feed all of these and what do you feed them all?? Lol
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