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The Blossom Thread.

Discussion in 'Aldabra tortoises' started by tortadise, Jul 9, 2013.

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  1. wellington

    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Looking good.:)
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Some more pics.
    Nice growth.
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    I love that second pic....kinda looks like he is nervously looking over his shoulder " okay, just sit still and it will go aways".....lol...beautiful tort by the way, he has a handsome face for sure....
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    I can't wait til you get a biggin' scale :p

    Blossom is gorgeous :<3: Sooooo smooth :tort::<3:
  5. tortadise

    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Haha. Well I do have a bigger one. But I had to rewire it and keep forgetting to bring it back down to the buildings from the house. I'm curious too. I'd bet 11-12 pounds easy. Chunky monkey he is.
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    Do you know for sure that it's a HE???
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Nope. Not sure at all. Was going to get him/her scoped. But I figured what's the point I will find out in about 4-5 years anyways maybe. From lots of conversations with @ALDABRAMAN (Greg) the behavior theory he has of the young ones seems to waiver towards female. Just based on it's behavior. However I don't handle or rarely pick him up except for occasion weights, measurements etc.. Which I have been bad about recently. I kinda hope it's a female. But either way I don't care which it is. I'd suspect at the rate it's growing it would be male. At 11" and 10-12 pounds for a 1 year 4 month old is as I here quite a huge specimen for its age. But who knows could slow down a lot. As it kinda has slowed in length growth. But mass, height, and width has sure grown a lot this summer.
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Chunky butt in the "greenhouse" for winter.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Looking very good there Kelly. I love the nick name I notice you have called her/him a few time, chunky butt:D
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    o_O

    ~ WOW, That could be a record!
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Lol no telling. I will check tonight Greg. Of course being in the greenhouse he/she has already as seen above started some new growth. Super warm and very very humid. I wish I could have sod in the greenhouse. But still getting some grass clippings and weeds,
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    ~ Could you also post her current straight line measurements?
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    I sure will. I keep forgetting. I will do my best to get his/her values tonight. Going through another spurt now too. New Growth coming in.
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    So blossom aka chunky monkey is a chunk. Weighing 10.75 pounds. Couldn't get a measurement as it takes two people now because s(he) is quite the squirmer. But we don't handle him/her at all except for random measurements and weights, which has not been often lately. Was very hard getting it on the scale and staying still.

    Chunky monkey almost doesn't fit in the sink anymore haha.
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    ~ Looking fantastic!
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Bit dusty. I figure perhaps a scrub down and assistance with measurement should be in order real soon.
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    ~ It is hard to tell from the picture, however looks over 12" sl at least! :p
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    That's probably a good estimate. Currently going through the girth and height stage right now. The legs of course have gotten some density added. Thunder chunk legs. Ha
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Well just weighed measured and picked s(he) ups talk about chunk McGee. This is specalatory the season it was hatched out just 2 years ago. So we will say it's blossoms 2nd birthday today.

    Weighing in at 12.75 pounds.
    I'm flying lol
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    Prim thinking maybe female? I know it's entirely too early to know. But disposition is very reclusive and runs off when handled. Then again I do t handle very much at all.
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    Now Kelly, you know she is way too young to sex yet, overly anxious are we:p. Just picking. She looks great and if we keep saying she, maybe we can convince the sexing gods to abide:D
    @ALDABRAMAN care to give Kelly a tiny glimmer of hope;)
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