is my adult female russian tortoise small for her size?

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RE: is my russian tortoise adult?

Looks like a young female to me. My adult females are substantially bigger than yours.
 

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RE: is my russian tortoise adult?

Russian females usually reach from 8 to 10 inches.
 

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RE: is my russian tortoise adult?

Is that bin in the second vid the one she is kept in? And my female Russian's tale is about half that size.
 

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TortoiseBoy1999 said:
Is that bin in the second vid the one she is kept in? And my female Russian's tale is about half that size.
the small bin is the one i put her the day i got her, after 3 days i changed it to a bigger bin
 

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the small bin is the one i put her the day i got her, after 3 days i changed it to a bigger bin

Oh ok. Does he/she have a place to hide in?
 

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ok i admit i post this thread in russian tortoise forum, but it seems only few people view that site. so...., ok i bought an adult russian tortoise from a friend for $30 dollars and its only 5 inches and i think its 3-7 years old. its kinda small for me. will it grow more?

here is her video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYStStlxKD8

FYI : i trimmed her beak and make her bigger enclosure
 

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At five inches she wouldn't be considered an adult. That is more of a big juvenile.
 

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I may have said this before, a russian female reaches a size of 8 or 10 inches on average. 5 to 7 years of age is a big range, but 5 inches sounds about right to me.
 

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dmmj said:
I may have said this before, a russian female reaches a size of 8 or 10 inches on average. 5 to 7 years of age is a big range, but 5 inches sounds about right to me.
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the friend i bought it from said that its about 2-4 years old. maybe she's only a juvenile, and will she grow more than 5 inches, i'm scared that she might stop growing. please reply im really scared about her stop growing
 

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Without a precise age it is hard to tell, for a female at 5 inches she still has a ways to go.
 

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RE: is my russian tortoise only a juvenile

You have a WC russian tortoise. She's probably somewhere in the range of 6-8 years old but that is just a guesstimate. She's not an adult yet, female russians normally start laying eggs in the 6-7" range.
 

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You asked in the subject line, "Is my Russian tortoise SMALL for her SIZE?" Both "small" and "size" denote the same thing. Now if you had asked "small for her age, or small for her species, or small for her terrarium" we might be able to better answer you. :p :p :p
 

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RE: is my russian tortoise only a juvenile

If she's 4 years of age then 5" is a good size for her.
 
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