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    ALDABRA TORTOISE BREEDER

    Thank you for liking my post above but could you please advise me on the housing dimensions for one adult male? It will be a somewhat costly project added to my home's mortgage I have to get it right the first time...
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    ALDABRA TORTOISE BREEDER

    Hi Greg, I will build my aldabra his forever home and I want to make it big enough for an adult male, in case he actually turns out to be a male. It will be made of brick and insulated with polystyrene. Can you please advice what dimensions should I build it? Length Width Height and entrance...
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    Grouping by age / sex

    Good afternoon everyone. I need some advice for my greek torts. I have 2 adults male and female around 20 years old 2 male adolescents around 4 and 5 years old 7 babies 2 years old The adult female is kept in a separate pen alone so does the adult male. The two adolescents turned out to be...
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    Where to report illegal trade

    He offered to sell them if I pick them up in Egypt he is not bringing them to Cyprus
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    Plants are always a good addition to any enclosure! Go for something bushy and low maintenance to provide shelter year-round and in spring maybe throw some lettuce seeds for him to munch on if you dont want to worry about having to mow the lawn
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    I have neglected this thread for a while so I figured I should share how Marco is doing. When the night temp started falling to 50-60F in the autumn I had to dig him out every single evening from whatever bush he was hiding to put him in his box. Every night he chose a different hide because...
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    Where to report illegal trade

    Just to update this thread, I am disappointed to inform you that https://www.endwildlifetraffickingonline.org/ did not even acknowledge receiving my email... Such a pity...
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    Minimum temps during brumation

    Tonight will be the coldest night since a long, long time for my area, it will drop to zero celcius / 32 Fahrenheit. Normally the coldest it gets during winter is 5 celsius/ 41F never where water freezes. I got some baby greeks that brumate for the first time and I was wondering what temp is too...
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    Safe for baby sulcata?

    Pet stores sell ceramic lamp holders best if you use those for fire safety for your CHE and basking bulbs.
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    Safe for baby sulcata?

    You can share pics of your setup it will be easier for us to give you advice. Get something with a lid on top to maintain humidity levels and use fine bark not coco peat for substrate. My sulcata died from eating coco fibers. You are probably surprised with how much you have to buy to create a...
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    Safe for baby sulcata?

    Good morning ladies. Kyriaki those are safe to feed but in my experience they dont like them they will eat them if theres nothing better available. They are supposed to eat grass as well but they will go for something tastier if they have the option. When your sulcata grows big and need more...
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    Where to report illegal trade

    Since the crime is committed in Egypt there's not much Cyprus or EU can do about it. Hopefully the site I reported it to does something...
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    Where to report illegal trade

    He sent me more pics he sells many animals but didnt want to share everything since his phone is visible and dont want to get him in touch with potential buyers that lurk here. Unfortunately he really has radiated torts the adults he showed me look dehydrated with abnormal shell growth. I...
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    Tortoise not eating ANYTHING!

    My bad did not read carefully.
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    Tortoise not eating ANYTHING!

    Not eating is normal as their metabolism slows down before brumation. My greeks stop eating and spend most days inside about a month before brumation. I suspect soaking in warm water daily is messing up the torts internal clock that tells her it's winter now time to go to sleep. I would stop...
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