My Aldabra- General

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Here is my new baby Aldabra, General. He is just out of the shipping box, first a good soak then turn out outside , he looks good, he is eating good, I had him a plate of rose of Sharon buds and leaves , a strawberry, some tomatoes, and Mazuri, he ate just about all of it by the evening. It came a good rain yesterday afternoon here and he seemed to enjoy it. He was 703g out of the box. I weighed him today before putting outside for a while , and he is 733g.
My other Aldabra , Jackson, is a little heavier at 794g today. Here is the General
 

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You should really research the Care for this tortoise species, you already made a mistake and is feeding them Tomatoes.
 

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I really never give tomatoes to my torts at all, this was the first time , I have researched everything on this and other forums concerning aldabra tortoises and their care. I am quite aware of the dietary needs of aldabras. I read from aldabraman that he has given tomatoes to his aldabras , but only as a treet, so I figured it wouldnt hurt to give him a little, he did eat it. My aldabras eat pretty much the same foods as my sulcata, grass, weeds, greens, mazuri,bell pepper, RoS,maringa, nettles, violet, dandelion, orchard grass hay. The aldabras will get a little strawberry, or banana once a week
 

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Yes , they are growing like crazy. Average 6-7 g per day
 

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The General weighed 742g on aug 15,
Weighed today aug 18 , 783g
39 g in 3 days 😳 he is eating well , mainly rose of Sharon blooms ,( I’ve got around a dozen ros bushes and I’ve got a lot of blooms to feed, the Aldabras and my Sulcata love em) and opuntia pads and Mazuri , I also mix in some Kapidolo farms goodies in the Mazuri.
 

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Sorry for the new math, 🙄
41g in 3 days!
 

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He has went from 703 g on August 12 to 783g August 18, 80 g in 6 days .
 

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Looking forward to watching this one grow. Please keep updated!
 

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General weighed 803 today before going outside, after a good soak , and a lot of poop, I would say he weighs less now 😃
But good grief, that is 20 g since yesterday!
 

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Congrats on your new baby. It’s nuts how quickly he is gaining weight. It’s going to be awesome to watch him grow. Please keep the updates and pictures coming. He’s adorable.
 

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General weighed in at 836g today. He is growing @ 10g per day. In these pics he is eating the new growth of Testudo mix, African grazer, and dandelion , I got the seed from tortoise supply, they sprouted out in 3 days👍🐢
 

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General weighed in at 887g on august 27
 

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General outside today
 

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General munching on testudo mix
 

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