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Tortoises from the Seychelles

Discussion in 'Aldabra tortoises' started by Sesel, Nov 5, 2017.

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  1. Bee62

    Bee62 Well-Known Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Yes, she was a bit shy when we first acquired her. Nowadays she comes seeking her daily shower dose :D
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    very beautifull animal!!
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    how do you know if your baby is a male or female? can you teach me?


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    Hi.
    It is not so easy to know if a baby is male or female. Sorry.

    Do you already have a baby or are you looking to get one?
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    i already have 1, about 8 centimeters
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    That is very young. Ours get to that size on average at 2 months old.
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    i dont know how old is mine, but i bought it when it was 8 cm
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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 .... :(:(:(
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    :D
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    Is that grin because you agree or not with that statement?
    If not, please let us know your secrets :D
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    ~ 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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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    ~ We generally can tell after consistent observation when they are very young, however it takes much time.
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    What kind of things do you look for to tell you over that long time?
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    ~ Personality, behavior patterns, etc.
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    Very late clutch for the season:

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    Another huge egg at the top in the middle:

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    Did you know?

    • Aldabra atoll today is the only major ecosystem where the dominant herbivore is a reptile (Aldabra giant tortoises).
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