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#1 EJ

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:03 AM

Took some photos the other day...


My guys love the rain... This is not normal this time of year(Al is the guy on the left checking in at about 150lbs... still a youngster)
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Al photo... he's my largest.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:09 AM

Wow...they're magnificent! What are their ages?

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:11 AM

The biggest is 12 and the smallest is about 5 years old. The smallest is about 12 inches SCL and 10 lbs.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:11 AM

I love them! They're so gorgeous.

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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:07 AM

They are beautiful! Aldabras are my hubby's favorite tortoise since he scratched the neck of one nudging him for food at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ back in the late 1980's....Due to space and where we live (climate), he has to cope with his redfoots instead! :-)



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Posted 14 June 2012 - 08:24 AM

I don't know what it is but they share the same behavior as the Galapagos tortoise in that when you scratch their neck they rise up and stretch way out. I'm guessing it has someting to do with birds that clean them in the wild.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 08:56 AM

Fantastic photos Ed. If I recall you live in Georgia, correct? Do they stay outdoors year round?

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:26 PM

Yea... I'm in GA. This year will be about 9 months... last year was about 6 months that I could keep them out. Once I make a barn for them they will stay out all year.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:34 PM

They look so healthy!! Thank you for sharing!!

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:38 PM

Thanks all.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:08 PM

I really love these specie. If I had the room for them...

They are looking very good.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:01 PM

How much do they eat on a daily basis??




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