Mahé & Moyenne, my tortoises from the Seychelles

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Ma & Mo got a new enclosure !
It`s the enclosure of my sullies, 3,70 m long. Much space for growing torts to walk.:)

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Mahè:
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Here she was sniffing my finger .... and a few seconds later I was bitten...:eek: Silly tort !:)
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She is bigger than my hand:
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Ma & Mo together:

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Mo saw the camera and my hand and turned immediately away. Crazy tort !:D
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Update:
Ma & Mo outside

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But summer in Germany is over and again they have to live in their indoor enclosure: Ma looking into the camera, Mo uncertain in the background.

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Taking a shower every morning. Ma is enjoying her shower and being touched. Mo is usure what to do. Sometimes he runs away sometimes he just sits there and have a look what happens. Hopefully he will soon learn that I am not the big, big tortoise predator.

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A daily shower
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... and both walking away. Food is waiting on the other side....

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They look great Sabine! Such beautiful babies. I wish I could come visit you and all your animals. We could have a Campfire and Karaoke night!!
 

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NEW UPDATE: Ma & Mo do very well and are growing like crazy ! Here`s a video of today. Ma likes to take a shower in the morning . Mo in the background is still shy but loves water too. After the shower Ma likes a good shell and head and leg scrub :D These long neck and big black eyes ! I love them. They are beautiful but have a look yourself:

Ma & Mo, December, 06., 2019

 

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... and some pictures of today: Ma interested looking into the camera. Mo in the background.

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more pictures: This is the shy Mo.:( He is still thinking that I want to eat him.:eek: Noo ! Too hard, to big and much too expensive .....:D
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... asta la vista.... baby .....:(:(:(
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These might be the most beautiful tortoises in the whole wide world. Ma is fearless, isn’t she? and seeing Mo zoom towards the other side of the enclosure is very endearing. The way their shells are growing in such high domes is a tribute to you as a tortoise keeper.
 

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These might be the most beautiful tortoises in the whole wide world. Ma is fearless, isn’t she? and seeing Mo zoom towards the other side of the enclosure is very endearing. The way their shells are growing in such high domes is a tribute to you as a tortoise keeper.
Thank you very much ! I try to do my very best to keep them healthy.:)
 

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Thank you very much ! I try to do my very best to keep them healthy.:)
I used a cup with Saphire and he didn't mind at all. It worked out really well. I put him in his bath bucket with no water and continued with the water from the cup slowly and petted him. He liked it even better then my usual way. He actually enjoys his soaks if there isn't a lot of extra movements.
 

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I used a cup with Saphire and he didn't mind at all. It worked out really well. I put him in his bath bucket with no water and continued with the water from the cup slowly and petted him. He liked it even better then my usual way. He actually enjoys his soaks if there isn't a lot of extra movements.
Maybe he thinks it is raining ! Fine that the "shower" method works and he loves it.:)
 

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Maybe he thinks it is raining ! Fine that the "shower" method works and he loves it.:)
He will sit in the rain and doesn't mind it at all. I think that he was uncomfortable with my hand cupping water and pouring it. The movement of my hand probably. Also the spray bottle...and yet he doesn't mind it if I pet his shell and head while I'm slowly pouring his soak water on him until it's deep enough but not too deep. I'm so happy with this way. He actually enjoys it when I pet his shell anyway. He doesn't mind it if Joe does either. I do think he has ulterior motives...he just is hoping he gets to go outside and play...
 
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