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My official p.pardalis leopard tort page

Discussion in 'Leopard tortoises' started by diamondbp, Mar 3, 2015.

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  1. daniellenc

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    Congrats beautiful little baby!!
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    BeeBee*BeeLeaves Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Congratulations proud poppa six years a-waiting!
    That is so great! Awesome accomplishment!
    Peep, peep on the PP baby, woohoo!:):<3::tort:
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    diamondbp Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Look at how elongated she is!! True SA through and through

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    diamondbp Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    My first ever self produced pp baby is coming along nicely after an iffy start.


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    And if other news, my super round 2yr old PP Addo ,that I could have sworn last year was female, flashed me the other day during a soak. Yet ANOTHER example of how incredibly difficult pp can be to sex prior to 8-10”. Addo was unbelievably round last year and slowly began to elongate over this past year enough to have me suspicious. And sure enough,,,,,,,another....male. This is like the the pp curse of TFO lol.

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    Yep, it’s a boy!
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    diamondbp Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Today I got in a baby from **** Bartlett to raise up along side my Mary baby. I haven’t yet named it but here are some photos from arrival day. I tried to get her as early to hatchling as possible so she only experienced my methods but I suspect her to be about 3 weeks old.


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    Yay!!! Love new arrivals!
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    diamondbp Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Recent pictures of Max IMG_5130.jpg IMG_5131.jpg IMG_5134.jpg IMG_5141.jpg




    Recent pictures of my Ian Tomich pp that still needs another 1-2 years before potentially producing
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    diamondbp Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Some random recent pictures
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    My SA Leopard tortoise will be a year old in April and his shell looks just like your 2 year old's in the pictures. He has minor pyramiding just on his top scutes like yours. Are leopards prone to pyramiding? I have raise him in humid conditions and followed all the instructions perfectly. I also noticed a lot of pictures of wild leopards and they seem to be pyramided. What are your thoughts on this?
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    It’s nearly impossible to eliminate any pyramiding of some degree. I have babies raised in identical manner side by side and some are a struggle to prevent pyramiding whereas others grow out very smooth . I believe there is a genetic component to how prone some individuals are to developing pyramiding
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    Some recent pictures of Anastasia, which I think will ultimately turn out male.

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    And here is Tomgirl who is a slightly slower grower.
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    I decide it was time to give Fonzie a good scrub down for some glamour shots. He’s a fast moving, hard to photograph stud lol.

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    Byron, your raised-bed gardens are as impressive as your herd. Well done.
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    diamondbp Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks! I intend to add another 2-3 beds before next fall and try growing some new types of greens .
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    This is a super sick leopard tortoise!
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    Here are some recent pictures of my two younger males from Rodriguez Chelonians. They have really settled in to life outside full time and are starting to pick up the pace with growth again.


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    Karoo

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    Now Addo who used to be super round.

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    Here is my young female from Ian Tomich that has really begun to hit a growth stride

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    Karoo and Addo are gorgeous. I love the patterns of PPs. How many from Rodriguez Chelonians do you have?
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    Thanks. 3 from Rodriguez chelonians. Here’s the younger not yet sexed one named Anastasia. I suspect the this one will turn out male also [emoji53]


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