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  1. Suranai

    I know it's been beaten to death, but here is another sexing question.

    They are hard to count for sure.... I dont know if I can trust my self counting either. But this is how I count. It's hard to tell to count thought the folded skins and i'm not sure if my marking is the actual posterior margin of the cloaca.
  2. Suranai

    What is this tortoise?

    he only got one. doesn't matter how much he breed, he won't make more 😑
  3. Suranai

    What is this tortoise?

    I've been talking the guy for few days. he appeared to be very friendly. But when I ask him about the tortoise and how he got it he became annoyed and suddenly pretended to have difficulty understanding English. Now He stops replying to my text completely... very suspicious. if you want his...
  4. Suranai

    Rare albino Galapagos giant tortoise faces the world!!

    CHECKOUT THE FIRST ALBINO GALAPAGOS! 😮😮😮 Reuters: Rare albino Galapagos giant tortoise faces the world. https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/rare-albino-galapagos-giant-tortoise-faces-world-2022-06-03/
  5. Suranai

    What is this tortoise?

    I managed to track down the owner. He's all the way in Indonesia. When I asked the guy, he said he has a conservation permit. Is there one for this tortoise? I can't find anything about it anywhere on the web.
  6. Suranai

    What is this tortoise?

    omg, critically endangered ~200 left in the wild. that's crazy 😳. this is my first time seeing this tortoise. thank you.
  7. Suranai

    What is this tortoise?

    someone sent me this and asked me to ID it but I have no clue... 😔
  8. Suranai

    I know it's been beaten to death, but here is another sexing question.

    Sure thing. this one is 2 years and 8 months old has exactly 8 scales between posterior margin of the cloaca and the tail tip. I'm 90% convinced that it's a female.
  9. Suranai

    I know it's been beaten to death, but here is another sexing question.

    Not sure if this technique applies to all Aldabra, but it worked for me. I flipped my torts on their back but make sure to tilt their heads side up about 30 degree. I happened to have a plastic bowl that support the shell to prevent it from rocking or sliding. The torts will tense up a bit and...
  10. Suranai

    I know it's been beaten to death, but here is another sexing question.

    Alternative to what everyone has suggested, there's a paper that discuss about the practice of counting the number of tail scales to determine the sex of a young aldabra. Presumably the number of scales doesn't change as they grow and males have a larger number of them (12-14) than females...
  11. Suranai

    Aldabra Growth

    Similar thing happened to one of my hatchling. It was lack of moisture for me. I contacted the seller and was told to soak the tortoise daily and increase humidity to 80%. precautions was risking respiratory infection but could be prevented with proper ventilation and right substrate. Some of...
  12. Suranai

    Power Outage

    How about making an investment in buying an emergency backup battery? They cost around $200 from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/emergency-backup-battery/s?k=emergency+backup+battery&tag=exoticpetnetw-20 It supplies power for heat lamp and charge your cellphone during power outage.
  13. Suranai

    Aldabra stops basking, eats less than usual, and sleeps all day

    I took your advice and increased the temp by few degrees. The tort appeared more active over the past weekend. The current temp setting in the enclosure (cool-warm) are: 79-82F (night) and 86-102F (day). I also increased the bathe temp to 35F and pre-stream the bathroom to 100% humanity before...
  14. Suranai

    Aldabra stops basking, eats less than usual, and sleeps all day

    Thank you. I had a vet check out some stool sample but there's no sign of parasite. I made an appointment next week to bring the tort in. She mentioned something about sedating, which scared me a bit.
  15. Suranai

    Aldabra stops basking, eats less than usual, and sleeps all day

    Thank you for the advice on med. I'll make note of them for future reference. A vet near my house refused to look at reptile stool. They insisted I go to an exotic vet, which I did this morning. Result came back in 30min and there's no sign of parasite. I made an appointment to bring the...
  16. Suranai

    Aldabra stops basking, eats less than usual, and sleeps all day

    I took some stool sample to an exotic vet this morning and there's no sign of parasite. I made an appointment to bring the problem tort in next week.
  17. Suranai

    Aldabra stops basking, eats less than usual, and sleeps all day

    Sounds exactly same as my case. What and where do you get your medicine? Of course I'll let a vet check stools first. Can any vet do this or do I need to search for exotic pet vet?
  18. Suranai

    Aldabra stops basking, eats less than usual, and sleeps all day

    That particular enclosure is inside the house. It's too cold to be outdoor.
  19. Suranai

    Aldabra stops basking, eats less than usual, and sleeps all day

    I have heard that due to harsh environment, hatchlings will eat whatever source of proteins they can find, including bugs, earth worm, and dead animals, etc. And no, I do not feed them anything like that but it's possible that when I left them outdoor during the summer, it is possible that they...
  20. Suranai

    Aldabra stops basking, eats less than usual, and sleeps all day

    Have you had this problem w/ your tors in the past? Now that I think about it. The problem tor like to dig a lot when I let him go out side during the summer. I often found lot of dirt around his mouth. I was wondering if he actually ate some soils but I was told not to worry because baby...
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