The most beautiful Radiated Tortoise

Radmaster

Member
Joined
May 17, 2016
Messages
58
Just want to share a couple of pictures of this beauty, very rare combination of high yellow/blonde and thick bands, this lil guy is as rare as it gets. What is the most beautiful Rad u have ever encountered?

Need a name for this lil guy.

20160616_144432.jpg 20160616_144420.jpg 20160616_143103.jpg
 
Last edited by a moderator:

enchilada

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Joined
May 3, 2014
Messages
694
Location (City and/or State)
Newport Beach CA
have anyone done any research on why only Radiata, Stars and Geometry tortoise (Psammobates) developed these "radiating" patterns ?
their natural range seems to be a rim around Indian Ocean , (south africa-- Madagascar----india/ sri Lanka/Burma)
 

Radmaster

Member
Joined
May 17, 2016
Messages
58
have anyone done any research on why only Radiata, Stars and Geometry tortoise (Psammobates) developed these "radiating" patterns ?
their natural range seems to be a rim around Indian Ocean , (south africa-- Madagascar----india/ sri Lanka/Burma)
There are many theories - mating reasons - A way to ID one another? this might make sense since Radiates are not as solitary other grassland torts. - Camouflage?
 

coastal

Well-Known Member
10 Year Member!
Joined
Jun 23, 2010
Messages
656
Location (City and/or State)
Florida



Hatchlings From a Breeder in Spain........"INCREDIBLE" ! ! ! !
This is a newly hatched animal that has been exposed to no light yet. Once it is, this color will fade and normal color will appear. I see babies hatch out like this from time to time, while different not something that sticks for the life of the animal. It almost looks like someone just takes silver spray-paint to the shell, but its all natural until they get sunlight!
 

coastal

Well-Known Member
10 Year Member!
Joined
Jun 23, 2010
Messages
656
Location (City and/or State)
Florida

N2TORTS

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2010
Messages
8,803
This is a newly hatched animal that has been exposed to no light yet. Once it is, this color will fade and normal color will appear. I see babies hatch out like this from time to time, while different not something that sticks for the life of the animal. It almost looks like someone just takes silver spray-paint to the shell, but its all natural until they get sunlight!
Your right ....and I asked him before sharing those. It does look like some one took Silver Krylon and doused the lil booger.....

Here a few Rads past and present at The Cove'


I have one left studbook Adult female in my collection.....pretty to look at , but nothing beats a RF or a Galap when it comes to a great interaction tortoise.
 
TortoiseSupply.com

New Posts

Top