Platinum Tortoise Club
- Nov 13, 2016
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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.
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 ....