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ALDABRA TORTOISE BREEDER

Discussion in 'Aldabra tortoises' started by ALDABRAMAN, Nov 5, 2010.

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  1. terryo

    terryo Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    I agree too. I love seeing your pictures. That poor female looks like she's saying....oh well, let's just get this over with. He is a BIG brute! LOL
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    WOW! These Pictures are amazing!!!
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    Looking at all of your wonderful torts makes me really want an aldabra. I dont know what it is about them but I just love how they look. They look amazing!
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    Ok Greg, I love these guys! Their faces are so cute! I say it everytime i see a pic of yours. question, why are they so costly? are they hard to breed or not able to be imported anymore? im just curious ;)
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    :tort: I would say supply and demand. Not many breeders in the US, many are still imported. I will say that we sell out every year with no trouble, in fact we have a waiting list already for next year. We offer them at 30 days old at 2.5 to 3 inches. Our prices vary, depending on our volume and number of customers.

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    I am amazed by them! Gimme about 3 years and i'll get on the list. theyre so prehistoric... little backyard dinos!
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    That plus the fact that its hard to get fertile eggs and when they DO lay, there aren't that many eggs in a clutch.

    We are very honored to have Greg here on the forum with us.
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    im always so excited when i see a post from ALDABRAMAN! I have to go right to it.. i dunno what it is that so interesting about them, it think its their sweet faces ...Im going to have to go and learn more about them. I enjoy all of your pictures as always! thanx for the info guys!!
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    Thank you, and correct about the fertility. We have gotten over 180 eggs a year and only about 30% are fertile.
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    These animals are amazing! I want one sooo badly! Love the pictures!
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    wow only 30%, is that consistent over the years or do some years go higher and lower?
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    :tort: No, every year is different. We have had great years and not so great years. Overall between 30% and 40% is a good estimate of overall fertility over all the years we have been having fertility. We have had clutches with 0% fertility and clutches with 100% fertility. Probably the same as any other breeder with other tortoise species. Alot of variables.

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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    Pictures taken today. (8-8-2011)

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    I have often wondered how the females feel in that situation.
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    Looks like he's whispering sweet nothings into her ear! :D
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    how does he NOT squish her??
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    Good thing they have hard shells...
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    I love seeing the pics of your herd! Someday I shall have one!
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