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  1. Tom
    Tom
    I've only been keeping this species since June of 2013 and I started with hatchlings. I'm planning on keeping them outside in a large backyard pen in warm weather and indoors every night. I have the males and females separated now. I have two 4x8x2' closed chambers. 5 tortoises in each. They will be a little cramped on cold winter days, but their outside enclosure is big.
    Feb 18, 2016
  2. Tom
    Tom
    I'm not sure how big they have to be to breed yet. One of mine is 2300+ grams already and a friend recently showed me a smaller one of his that just laid for the first time. My other four females are between 1000 and 1500 grams at 2.5 years old.
    Feb 18, 2016
  3. Tom
    Tom
    By the way, I am very happy and excited for you. I'd bet money that you will soon be as enamored with this species as I am.
    Feb 18, 2016
  4. Markw84
    Markw84
    I know I will be. I am very excited. I had a picture of Platynota on my office wall back in the early 90's as the species I hoped to end up with one day!
    Feb 18, 2016
  5. Tom
    Tom
    I didn't even know what they were in the early 90's. I only knew of the Sri Lankans and Indians back then. I've been told most of the current breeding stock of this species came into the states in the late 90's.
    Feb 18, 2016
  6. Markw84
    Markw84
    Maybe it was Sri Lankans I was reading about, but the picture sure seemed like Burmese = six rays. Anyway, a dream coming true.
    Feb 18, 2016