Ya right after I wrote the thread I went on the site and found that that guys name is Sam. Lol. I haven't seen any of Aldabraman torts but am very interested now that I realize I am speaking of 2 different people. I was seriously considering purchasing an Aldabra and doing the research on breeders just as I did my quads and if I can follow Toms care sheet for the most part, great.Actually, Aldabraman is not the same as Florida iguana and Aldabramans are the only ones I have ever seen smooth, he does it right. Hopefully he will chime in here, but from what I have seen, hot and humid like the leopard and sulcatas will work for raising a smooth healthy Aldabra. Lots of room and exercise and lots of grazing. Soakings are also done for them. I will see if Greg (ALDABRAMAN) will confirm. @ALDABRAMAN
I totally agree. I am totally interested in his baby's. I have read his threads and what others have wrote and I agree, I don't think I cod find any better Aldabra baby.If I were you and ALDABRAMAN has any for sale, that would be your best started baby I feel you will find. He lives in Florida, where it's hot and humid and he has smooth torts, so I would think that's a great start.
I would be interested (and I'm sure many others as well) to read a care sheet you put out. I took sometime after I realized my mistake in identity and browsed pics you have posted. Gorgeous gaints you have. They look very healthy and happy as well. Around what time of the year do you usually have baby's? And do u sell them smaller 4"? I haven't really seen anything advertised under that size so I didn't know if that's just a safe size to let them go at or if that's usually the size they r when it's time for them to go to new homes or what the deal was on that. I seen an ad that said 4" is legal pet size, which applies to them all, but if a person didn't mind them being for "educational/research" purposes, could they b sold at smaller sizes? I measured my quads today and they range fromWe have no affiliation with Sam of Florida Iguana. He imports and brokers aldabras, breeds other misc. species of tortoises, and iguanas. He is located on the East coast of Florida and we are located on the West. Seems many get our programs confused. We are actual breeders. I have been to Sams facility and met some of his help. They are diverse and Sam seems to have a great knowledge base regarding medicinal issues involving tortoises.
I currently do not know of any decent published care sheets for the aldabra species! I would think anyone selling you an aldabra would provide lifetime support and direction!
* We offer the majority of our hatchlings at about thirty days old. At that age of development they are right at three inches. The reason you see the majority on the retail markets offered at four inches is because that is the smallest size that can be legally import into the US from the two major overseas commercial farms.do u sell them smaller 4"?
Ok, that pic is too much, cute cute cute. He is just the cutest thing. I kinda figured the whole 4" thing had something to do with legal issues. So I am signing up for some overtime and warning the guys at Lowes, I'm going to need more building supply's. Thank god I went ahead and have my spare room to my torts, we going to have another addition hopefully!!* We offer the majority of our hatchlings at about thirty days old. At that age of development they are right at three inches. The reason you see the majority on the retail markets offered at four inches is because that is the smallest size that can be legally import into the US from the two major overseas commercial farms.
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Sorry, back to topic. Is there a care sheet for Aldabra that anyone would recommend? Or perhaps a reliable site to go to, do some research?Please - let's don't derail J Wiediyanto's thread about a care sheet for Aldabran tortoises. If anyone is interested in buying one of Greg's babies, please contact him personally.
Hi @Yvonne G I noticed that you have aldabras in California and I was wondering if you think they can be successfully raised in CA. I have noticed most people with them live in Florida with high humidity. I am trying to decide between a sulcata and aldabras. I like that aldabras can be kept in groups unlike sulcatas. However I am concerned with the lack of good information for raising them. I am about a year away from purchasing a tortoise so I have some time to research and make sure I have a proper hatchling enclosure prepared. Any information you could provide or advise would be greatly appreciated!Please - let's don't derail J Wiediyanto's thread about a care sheet for Aldabran tortoises. If anyone is interested in buying one of Greg's babies, please contact him personally.