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    Our Aldabras, Bigfoot, Littlefoot and Meatball

    The are looking great
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    Flying

    Hermanns are cites II meaning you need cites papers for each tort and a vet certificate submitted to the authorities in order to get the license before traveling. I assume you dont have cites paperwork for the tort which means it is impossible to fly it legally. Alternatively you can leave it...
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    brumation question

    I let all my torts brumate naturally outside. They slowly dissappear one by one digging into the ground. The smallest weaker one did not last winter so I decided to put it in the fridge. It looked lethargic with closed eyes and I figured it didn't have the strength to dig itself. Perhaps the...
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    brumation question

    Sad day today, I pulled the tort out of the fridge last night and checked it this morning. It's unresponsive and that ring around the neck I have never seen before looks like death swelling to me... I will keep hoping and soaking but Im not optimistic. Temps were spot on 7 degrees Celcius in...
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    16 artichoke hearts, hybiscus flowers and a strawberry
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    New Outdoor Enclosure

    Lovely Im so jealous of the pond!;)
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    brumation question

    I have always kept my testudos outside to brumate on their own initially because of ignorance, later after discovering this forum because of lack of dedicated fridge and large number of tortoises and lack of indoor enclosure with lamps and everything for the transition period to get them ready...
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    So Ive had this stray can showing up every night at exactly 5 minutes past midnight for the past 3 nights inside the torts night box and just sits there to escape the cold. There's countless stray cats where I live its like rats in New York. It shows no interest for the tort just sits in the...
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    Thats a very good modification Jeff I will keep it in mind for future builds!
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    I've been arguing with the builders 2 years now. I bring them trash bins and the next day the bins are used for mixing adhesives. They are animals. I will give the soil a good rinse for smaller screws when construction is done and hopefully the few inches of topsoil that will be added later will...
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    It's beautiful wish those were available in my area
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    Roof insulation and painting complete right on time for the rainy season. It is shaping out to be even better than I hoped for, I could easily live in here!
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    Sunny Sunday
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    I know dd, I am posting here for constructive criticism and improvement suggestions not to flex so I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. Please nitpick freely! I couldnt afford 2 doors since I went with the motorized automated solution. Thats why I made it slightly larger...
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    This is wherr the metal sheet was placed
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    The bottom half of the interior walls has metal sheet reinforcement on the inside for extra robustness. I thought it was an overkill but after your comment I am relieved for the provision. Could you please explain why would the door become an issue over time? For not making a second one?
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    Coming along nicely 👌 It's quite big inside I can picture 3-4 adults comfortably inside. I will install a rolling shutter door 140cm (55 inches) wide. It will be connected with my home's automation system so I can remotely operate it and have it automatically close at night and open in the...
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    Tomorrow morning the crew will arrive to construct the night house. Can someone experienced with large aldabras please suggest the width of the entrance to be comfortable for a large male? @Yvonne G @ALDABRAMAN @Tom Thank you! I will also install a window to help with ventilation during hot...
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    Andromeda (now Marco) the Aldabra Tortoise

    For some reason the pics where not all attached from my phone. The 3x4m is only a night house. the entire enclosure can be seen by the other 2 photos.
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