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Mahé & Moyenne, my tortoises from the Seychelles

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  1. Bee62

    Bee62 Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Hello friends,

    for me a dream came true and I got my two aldabra tortoise babies yesterday. They have made the long journey from the Seychelles to Germany where I live.
    I am ready for giving them a good life and all what they need as long as I live and after my death too.
    I would be glad when you, dear reader, are interested to accompany my torts ( and me ) on their way of growing and thriving.

    I think I don`t have to explain their names. In loving memory where they come from I named them Mahé and Moyenne.

    They are only one day in their new home and I can already say that they are different in their behavior.
    Mahé is the smaller one with the red color spot on the carapax.
    Moyenne is a little bit bigger with the yellow color spot on the carapax.
    Both seem to be very healthy and having a hard shell. They began to eat a few hours after their arrival yesterday and are eating well today too.
    But now it is time to share brandnew pics of "brandnew" tort babies.
    Enjoy !

    Sabine

    Mahé on the day of arrival. "Waving" into the camera. "Hello, I am here !"
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    Moyenne on the day of arrival: "I don`t want to see someone! Let me alone."
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    First soak: Very exciting for little tortoises !
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    Moyenne soaking himself in the water dish, Mahé in the background.

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    and after the "exhausting" soaks, eating together:

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  2. Maro2Bear

    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Wow, so happy for you. They seem to have survived the long-distance travel quite well.

    Let the pix continue - best of luck.
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  3. Bee62

    Bee62 Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Thank you very much, Mark. Pics will continue, I promise.;)
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    Amazing! Can't wait to watch them grow :tort::tort:
  5. Bee62

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    Thank you.
    Me too. Let`s see how big they are in one year.;)
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    T Smart Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I'm happy for you! Keep the pictures coming.
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    I know you said you did not want to explain their names but...where they french breeders?
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Congrats. They are looking good. Love the pics, specially the first two. I think I know who is going to be the brave trouble maker lol.
  9. Bee62

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    Thank you ! I will do.;) This thread can be continued as long as the torts and I live.:)
  10. Bee62

    Bee62 Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    No. I think not. The "roots" of the names of the Sychelles islands are mostly French.
    We need an expert here to shed light into this.
    @Sesel Would you please explain the names of the Seychelles islands and where they come from ?
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  11. Bee62

    Bee62 Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Thank you Barb. Let`s see how they develop.:)
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    ah I see now! Probably colonised by frenchs! mahé, la digue, silhouette, curieuse, desroches, félicité...moyenne will always be the middle tortoise lol
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    From Wikipedia & Google: :D

    Mahe:
    "The island was named after Bertrand-Francois Mahe de La Bourdonnais, a French governor of Isle de France (modern-day Mauritius).

    Moyenne:
    Moyenne, as the name suggests, is the middle island in the St. Anne Marine National Park. It lies between St. Anne, Round and Long island."

    Seychelles was first colonised by the French.
    Mahe is the largest and main Island.

    @Bee62 love the names :cool:
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    They're beautiful, Sabine!
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    Congrats Sabine!!
    They are so cute!!!!
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    Thank you for the explanation where the names of the Seychelles islands came from and that you love the names that I gave the torts.:)
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    Thank you very much Yvonne.:)
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    Thank you very much Kathy. Yes they are cute with their long necks and big eyes.
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    More pix please.....! :)

    Need a daily dose of Aldabras Ma and Mo.
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    They are gorgeous. So happy for you.
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