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Discussion in 'Aldabra tortoises' started by Jerry7777, Feb 18, 2012.

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  1. wellington

    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Just say nothing. Get the TORTOISES. When he says, "I said I didn't want a yard full of TURTLES" you say, " We don't have a yard full of turtles. I wouldn't go behind your back and do that. We have a yard of TORTOISES":p:D

    ALDABRAMAN, she really did.:D


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    All my hubby said was he didn't want a yard full of "turtles" (he doesn't get that they are tortoises) :rolls eyes: but what he DIDN'T say was I couldn't have a yard full of a BIG "turtle" (tortoise to the ones who know better) :p that being said he already knows I plan to get a Sulcata in the future once I get more experience with my Dalmatian Hermann's (when I get them) :D :D
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    DanaLachney New Member 5 Year Member

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    Ha I already thought about that little loop hole :D my problem is they're all so darn cute I want one of each kind not just one certain breed I WANT THEM ALL :p
  3. wellington

    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Ha I already thought about that little loop hole :D my problem is they're all so darn cute I want one of each kind not just one certain breed I WANT THEM ALL :p
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    :)
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    Jerry7777 Member 5 Year Member

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    Thank you. Yes the nuchal scute is there it's just so tiny still.
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    Perfect little cutie! I just love the pics!
  7. Jerry7777

    Jerry7777 Member 5 Year Member

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    New pics from tonight
    On the scales again 75g at 3 weeks
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    Some shell growth starting to show
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    Tiny Aldabra bottom!
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  8. wellington

    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Love the last pic:D
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    Nice weight!
  10. Jerry7777

    Jerry7777 Member 5 Year Member

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    New pics from tonight
    1 month and 2 days from hatch date
    88 grams and growing!
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    She enjoys her spring mix:)
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Looking good. Did you name her yet? I love the last pic, almost like she got caught:D
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    Jerry7777 Member 5 Year Member

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    no name yet, still undecided
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    If you have any picked out that you are undecided about, why not do a poll and see what others think:D
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    ;) How about "Precious" for her name?

    :tort: Nice weight!
  15. Jerry7777

    Jerry7777 Member 5 Year Member

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    Have thought the poll just have to come up with a list of choices.
    Greg, what is your opinion on vitamins and calcium for hatchlings, do you offer them or no? keep in mind mine doesn't get as much outdoor time as yours. Although that will be changing soon, forcasting 70's and 80's for next week!!!! i hope they are right!
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    Radiated New Member 5 Year Member

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    whats the white on her shell?
  17. Jerry7777

    Jerry7777 Member 5 Year Member

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    [hr] i think what your are seeing is a glare from the flash. Her shell is wet. There is no white on her shell.
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    We do not offer either to our hatchlings.

    *This hatchling is two days old, very brown.

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    I think as soon as yours gets in the sun she will turn black.

    *The same hatchling at eleven days old. Very black.

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    Jerry7777 Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks Greg
    She's only been outside for about 3hrs max in a month but you can already see a difference in her color. After this next week she should darken up a lot
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    :) Be great to see pictures as she is changing!
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