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A Little Off Color Baby

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Turtulas-Len, Dec 1, 2016.

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  1. Turtulas-Len

    Turtulas-Len Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    This is one of Enoch's babies that hatched earlier this year olivesully.jpg I don't know if it will stay this bland, The camera I use with the flash doesn't show the exact color,but it is different than all the others. It is the slowest grower of all of them. olivesullyand normal.jpg This pic sorta shows the difference in color. the one on the right just reached the 4 inch mark so it will be gone soon. These are the last 2, all the others have been gone for a while. Any ideas on the color ? possible internal organ malfunction ? or just different ?
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    Interesting. That would be the one I would keep just to see how he grew up.
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    Turtulas-Len Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I probably should keep it. I looked back to see if I had pics of it as a new hatchling and found this. offcolor22716.jpg It is the last one to hatch on Feb 27
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    He does look quite a bit different from the 'normal' ones.
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    Len, I have adult Sulcatas ranging from almost albino to a very-dark brown. Nothing unusual about minor shell color gradations.

    Ken
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    Beautiful tortoises
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