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Forsten's new season hatch !!

Discussion in 'Elongated and Forsten's tortoises' started by emystiong, Jun 14, 2014.

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  1. juli11

    juli11 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Awesome! How much forstens do you breed this season?
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    28 in total . Bit low ( almost no rain for 4 mths ) the extra dry season affected their breeding mode thus less eggs collected , usually could be close to 50 hatchlings .
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    Wow 50 forstens hatchlings... How much adults do you have? Do you sell them or what do you do with all of these?
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    emystiong Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    All are sold or exchanged . This is one of the species that I offer out as they hatch .

    Together with elongated as beginner tortoise for those interested to get into this hobby - at less than USD 100 a pc retail .
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    juli11 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Ah okay. Yes if you sell them to people who live in the same climate like they naturally live you can call them "beginner tortoise".
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    Hi, I really enjoy the pics and its heartening to know that people like you are doing your bit for the species. I hope your inspire some others to take on tort ownership locally.

    Cheers
    Donald

    P.S Are you elongated imports or Borneo natives?
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    emystiong Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    My elongated are imported , only Asian brown MEE are local to Borneo .

    I also encourage CB only and give heavy discount if locals come buy , No to imports ( mostly WC Indian Star )
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    Do many locals buy from you? How popular is it to keep torts among the people of Malaysia?

    Cheers
    Donald
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    Not that common but this hobby ( exotic pets) catching up , within my home state I would say a few hundred get sold each year .
    A few pet shop import some sulcata , leopard, Indian star , red footed ..... Another fellow breeder breed some and I make up the rest . Trade consider small , our capital state or other states started earlier and have more matured trade ( more players involved )

    Then there's some turtle , monitor lizard , skink , iguana , ball python , leopard gecko ........ That I sell from my surplus backyard breeding .
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    Absolutely beautiful.
    And a fascinating thread.
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    Wow, you are a serious herper. Its great to see you are so dedicated.
    Do you have preference for native or exotic?

    Cheers
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    That's Macrochelys temminckii. But a very brown form?
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    I love native more but sad to say WC harder to acclimatized to form breeder . But I do breed natives too - MEE , Malayan Box , Spiny hill , flat shelled ...... Borneo short tail Python , both type of rough necked monitor .......
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    One of the siblings to those hatchlings ! Any differences ?

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    First odd shaped egg ever !
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    Great thread. Keep up the good work.
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