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Russian Hatchlings Anyone?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Breeding' started by LestatHIM, Jul 30, 2012.

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  1. LestatHIM

    LestatHIM New Member 5 Year Member

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    Hey everyone! Is anyone having Russian Tortoises hatchlings this season?
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    Yep, sure am! 1 so far, 3 more due Sept
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    LestatHIM New Member 5 Year Member

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    Wow no kidding? 1 egg or one clutch? Do you plan on selling any by any chance?
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    Egg. Have one hatched baby now, 2 months old. 3 eggs in incubator now, all are fertile, so looking like will have 3 more babies in Sept for a total of 4.

    We will have to give up some eventually, but think we are going to keep them all till they are 6 months or more, might have a couple avail in spring
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    LestatHIM New Member 5 Year Member

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    Congrats! I don't see many people breeding these guys so that's pretty exciting to see!
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    I currently have 5 hatchlings and another 4 eggs incubating. They are due in a couple of weeks of they are fertile. The hatchlings are doing great and eating like little piggies! I have only ever bred Russians and have been doing so for a few year IMAG1138.jpg IMAG1146.jpg s now. CB is so important for these torts as there are still so many being plucked out of the wild.
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    Wow excellent! Do you plan on selling any?

    That's the exact reason I wanted to buy one CB. I see them frequently at Pet stores and they have some good size to them. You can tell though by their physical condition that they were wild caught.
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    Lovely to hear that you are deliberately choosing a CB tortoise! My babies still need a couple of weeks to firm up. But absolutely I would consider selling to you. If you want to pm me your information and we can chat. That you are a member here already wins you points with me. I know you will always get great information and I will selfishly will be able to see how the lil darling grows!
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    Aww why thank you :) I'm just happy to finally find someone is captively breeding them. Been looking all over and Russian Breeders seem far and in between to say the least!

    Anyway, I will send a PM immediately!
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