How to tell the size of a male russian tortoise?

Taylorlynn48

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How to tell if my tortoise is a baby or not? I measured his shell with a ruler and he is about 3.4-5 inches length wise. Not quite 4 inches yet.
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MichaelL

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Yours is probably a juvenile. Males reach max at around 5 inches. Yours still has a couple more inches to grow.
 

MichaelL

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I’m new to this whole forum. But I did post pictures on my profile if you would like to check out Tank feel free :)
Wow! Not to contradict or doubt, but your tortoise in your pics looks almost full grown. Looks more than 3.4 inches. Are you sure you measured right? :) An easy way to do it is put the tortoise up against a wall, and once he goes in his shell, put the ruler against the wall and measure. :D 👍
 
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