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He's not an Aldabra, he a Galapagos tortoise.

Discussion in 'Galapagos and Chaco tortoises' started by ogmoses, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. ogmoses

    ogmoses Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Sorry I haven't been on here much. But I was reading my last post and from some of the pictures I've taken a lot of people think that my baby is an Aldabra. This is clearly not the case.
    I do have an Aldabra as well so it's easy for me to tell the differences :):) but here are some updated pictures and some old ones. FYI Darwin is pushing 350G :):):)
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    Here is Sheldon and you can barely make out Darwin in the background trying to climb the step.
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    Still one of the smoothest shells I've ever seen:):)
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    They both look great. It's hard for me to tell the difference in baby pics.
    Are you housing them together when they both are larger? Ive read that the Galop is/can be aggressive compared to the not aggressive Aldabra.
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    ogmoses Active Member 5 Year Member

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    :) thanks, think we talked about this last time a well :) they will be housed separate.
    We went into a great length of about it last time.
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    BILBO-03 Well-Known Member

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    He's beautiful!
    What's he housed in? He's not outside full time yet is he?
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    Gorgeous.
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    ogmoses Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Not outside full time yet:) he has his indoor chamber set up for those cold days and nights. 6x3x3 with orchid bark. But on 80+ days he does spend quite a bit of time outside
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    Very beautiful youngsters!!! And love your backyard landscape:)
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    So beautiful. They are very lucky. Please update often :)
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Your right. I do remember that now that you said it again.
    Keep us updated. When the little one gets a little bigger, would love to know your opinion on the differences between the two that you notice. Personality wise.
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    Stunning tortoises for sure
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    ogmoses Active Member 5 Year Member

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    You gotta see this I took these 5 mins ago :):):) ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1492054356.230635.jpg
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    ogmoses Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Hot buns :)
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    Someone is getting to big for one hand :):)
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    What a beauty! ! ! !
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    Just incredible- what a beautiful tortoise.
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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful backyard.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Great pics.
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    So cute! It's always hard for me to tell the difference until they get older, and then I can tell that the faces are very different as well as the shell shape sometimes! Thanks for the pictures, they are both beautiful tortoises.
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    Stunning.
    So smooth and dark.
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    Any new pictures to share?
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