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Females settling in nicely..

Discussion in 'Bowsprit tortoises' started by Sterant, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Sterant

    Sterant Well-Known Member

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    These girls arrived about a month ago now and made the transition as smoothly as I could have hoped for. Two really solid, long-term captive females. They often sleep during the day near the basking lamp.

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    Ooo what lovely ladies!
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    Stuart S. Well-Known Member TFO Supporter

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    Beautiful!
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    Wow, these are beautiful ladies! What do they weigh?
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    The big one is 1150g, the smaller is 860g.
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    nice! and the age? Should have asked in my previous response :)
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    Based on importation paperwork (don't know exactly how old they were when they arrived in 2008), I estimate a hatch date of somewhere around 2004, so 13 or 14 years old.
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    I can't wait to see what you guys in the working group are able to produce, and I hope to see the day when bowsprit hatchlings become a seasonal seller.

    T.G.
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    Thanks T.G. - and an enthusiastic AGREED! from me.

    Dan
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    What is the max size for bowsprit?
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    There are 3 disparate groups of angulata in South Africa. Northern, Western (which includes Dassen Island) and Southern. The largest on record that I know of is a 12" male from Dassen Island. The Dassen island tortoises tend to be larger than the mainland animals. Generally, the max size for males is reported at ~10" and females ~8.5". My largest female is 7.75" now.
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