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  1. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra Addition

    I just want to add for anyone who reads this thread in the future. I sought advise outside of this thread from 2 very reputable U.S. based Aldabra keepers. People whom I consider "experts". I did listen to what they had to say and did exactly as they instructed me to. Their advise was solid...
  2. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra Addition

    Another update: As time has passed and the female has further settled into the enclosure. Her behavior has become even more normal, her breathing is normal and relaxed. The males advances have become even less frequent and they often are settling near each other grazing or sleeping in a bush...
  3. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra Addition

    Just to update, the female just needed some time to settle into her new enclosure. She comes out, grazes and drinks like normal now. The male still makes advances as butting his shell on hers is part of their process. She has her defenses to his advances, turning and twisting her shell to get...
  4. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra Addition

    Hello everyone I have had a male aldabra for about 17 years and I'm not exactly sure how old he was when I got him, I'd estimate 3ish so 20 years old and 160-170 lbs. So long story short he has come of age and I figured I'd get him a female mate, a 17 year old 100lb female was located and...
  5. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra Fertility

    Some of those pics are quite old too. The only semi current one is with me neeling next to him.
  6. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra Fertility

    You can get one on Amazon. Automatic Dog Water Bowl Dispenser, Stainless Steel Water Feeder Trough for Livestock Horse Cattle, Farm Animal Waterer Dispenser with Drain Hole https://a.co/d/0FlrbGo
  7. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra Fertility

    Thanks for the information. It is appreciated 👏
  8. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra Fertility

    Yes I have had him that long. I got him in 07 and he was at least 2 if not 3 years old when he was shipped.
  9. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra Fertility

    Hello. I have a 18 year old Aldabra about 160-170# and he has come of age. I have been entertaining purchasing a 17yo female to make the pair. My intention is to have the two breed at some point. My concern is that I remember reading years ago about males being sterile. I also remember...
  10. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra Houston Studd Service.

    Hello Peeps. I am looking for someone in the houston area that has a breeding age female Aldabra. One that has laid eggs and would cooperate with a male would be ideal. I have a 150 lb, 18yo Male Aldabra that has not been breed yet but i believe would. Thanks for any replies!
  11. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra breeding weight

    Thanks for the reply :)
  12. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra breeding weight

    Im sure growth rates will vary from climate to climate. Shorter/longer warm season here there ect...
  13. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra breeding weight

    Thanks here is two from last year I need to upload some more. :)
  14. Tortoise name Bailey

    Aldabra breeding weight

    Hello All, New to the forum. I have had an Aldabra for the past 10 years and weighed her (assuming sex) at #70 today. I know that she is most likely to small for breeding but was wondering if anyone knew a weight at which she would become mature. Also will an infernal female lay eggs or must...
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