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Care Sheet Bowsprit Tortoises

Discussion in 'Bowsprit tortoises' started by CarolM, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. CarolM

    CarolM Well-Known Member

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    Lol.
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    I took some today so will post them in my other thread so that this thread can stay as the care sheet thread.
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    Love the pics Carol, keep them coming, weights and measures certainly help. Thanks again
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    You are welcome. I took the older females weight tonight for you. 1.096kg. I must still measure her for you. The male I will weigh in the morning when he comes out to bask in the sun. Liitle Rue was 80g today. I must also measure her. But she was too fidgety after her soak this evening to measure.
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    Blue the male was harder to get his weight. As he did not want to stay still so had to put him on his back and take a pic to be able to read it. It is not the best quality sorry. But it reads 1.574kg I will do measurements another day as don't want to stress them out too much. 20180131_102625.jpg
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    Okay. The measurement sizes as promised. Blue the male is 16cm. 20180203_192134.jpg
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    That is him placed on the paper and I marked at the front and at the back. 20180121_155342.jpg
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    Whitey the female is 14.5cm measured the same way as Blue. I will need to take another photo of Whitey, to give you an updated one. 20180203_192140.jpg
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    And Little Rue is 5.3cm. You have seen most of the below pictures in a different thread but thought I would post them here for record purposes. 20180203_192147.jpg 20180127_181114.jpg 20180127_180856.jpg 20180127_180747.jpg 20180127_175442.jpg
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    I would also suggest that perhaps it would be better if one of the moderators changed the title as it would be misleading to others if anybody was actually looking for a care sheet. @YvonneG
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    Absolutely beautiful photos Carol.
    Thank you for sharing.
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    Lol. My pleasure.
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    That is a great bunch of pics! Thanks Carol!
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    You are both welcome.
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    I just read my response and realised that i replied to Toms post with a both welcome. So not sure if you would have seen it. But you are welcome. I actually wasn't expecting to see any tortioses and had to scramble for my phone. Anyway the pics were taken especially for you guys. The first pics taken were of the two tortoises and the one was chasing the other one. At first it looked like the one chasing was a female. I thought it was wierd that the female was chasing a male. Then after looking at the pics i realised that it was a male. I am presuming it must be a younger male as the curve in the plastron is not as defined as the other one. The last pic of the adult on it's own, he was a bit bigger than the others and he looked a little worse for wear. But I saw him on the opposite side of the resort well away from the others.
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    @Sterant,
    I will post each tort in it's own post so that you can match the pics with what goes with what tort. Let me know if I need to give further info.

    So the first two Adult Torts I saw where the below. Tort 1 will be numbered with an "a" and tort 2 will be numbered with a "b". Sorry I think that they are posting twice. Please bear with me if you see them twice, I normally post them via the App. 2.jpg 2.jpg 3a.jpg 6a.jpg 7a.jpg 9a.jpg 10a.jpg 11a.jpg 2.jpg 3a.jpg 6a.jpg 7a.jpg 9a.jpg 10a.jpg 11a.jpg 2.jpg 3a.jpg 6a.jpg 7a.jpg 9a.jpg 10a.jpg 11a.jpg
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    Okay The second Tort (This is the one in front of the other in the picture where they are together. They were found closer to the mountain side. 4b.jpg 5b.jpg 8b.jpg 12b.jpg 4b.jpg 5b.jpg 8b.jpg 12b.jpg
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    The third post is of the Baby which was found down in the valley. The guys there are quite relaxed about them. My youngest saw the baby and wanted to show me. They told him he could bring it to the top where we were staying as long as we let it go again. How old would you say the baby actually is? 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg 6.jpg 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg 5.jpg 6.jpg

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