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Rh1205

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How do aldabras do with children? Do you need to worry about them biting? Also, how would an Aldabra do in a colder winter climate?
 

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RE: ALDABRA TORTOISE BREEDER

Hi Rh1205, and welcome to the Forum.

Here's a link to weather in the Seychelles (where the Aldabran tortoises come from). You can scroll the graph and see the weather for each month in the year.

http://www.expertafrica.com/seychelles/info/weather-and-climate

If you get the tortoise used to hand feeding, then, yes...you run the risk of your tortoise biting youngsters. If the tortoise associates you with food, he will follow you for a hand-out, and bite whatever part of you is available.
 

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RE: ALDABRA TORTOISE BREEDER

Yvonne G said:
If you get the tortoise used to hand feeding, then, yes...you run the risk of your tortoise biting youngsters. If the tortoise associates you with food, he will follow you for a hand-out, and bite whatever part of you is available.
* True, they can bite very hard and for sure injure someone!



Yvonne G said:
Here's a link to weather in the Seychelles
* Could you please repost the link?

Rh1205 said:
How do aldabras do with children?
* A big concern with any large tortoise is the heavy weight and extreme strength they have.
 
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