Tortoises from the Seychelles

lynxindoboy

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how do you know if your baby is a male or female? can you teach me?


Hello everyone,

I live in the Seychelles and have owned a tortoise all my life. Grandfather gave each grandchild 1 or 2 tortoises born in the same year of our birth. He used to breed them. However, I am not an expert. I have learned a lot by reading on this forum. Thanks to all who have contributed one way or another.

Here is the tortoise given to me:

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Male, 29 years old, about 89cm/35inches

Altogether, siblings and I have 5 tortoises. 3 males & 2 females.

2017 is the first year we have retrieved eggs from the soil and have successfully had a few hatchlings. As far as i can remember, the first hatchling which came out of the soil by itself and survived was in 2008. It was sold last year. We have had a few more over the years but not consistent.

In short, I am still a beginner after owing a tortoise all my life. I hope to still learn a lot.
 

Bee62

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They are a small tourist accommodation establishment with a restaurant offering nice Creole food.

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So all these beautiful tortoises are kept in small pens only for tourist attraction ? I feel sad when I see this. Reminds me how in Germany we keep our pigs and cows for meat and milk .... :(:(:(
 

ALDABRAMAN

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Is that grin because you agree or not with that statement?
~ I agree, this guy has already asked everyone...he does not get it.

~ Explaining the detail to him would require a lot of typing...............
 

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