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Venezuelan size

Discussion in 'Redfoot and yellowfoot tortoises' started by kelii, Mar 17, 2016.

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  1. kelii

    kelii Active Member

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    I'm just wondering how big the average female Venezuelan red foots get?
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    Anyfoot Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    About 12" to 14" on average I THINK. I don't know what the far extreme sizes are. I'd guess 10" and 16".

    @cdmay will know for defo.
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Venezuelan types don't seem to get as nearly
    Large from my dealings with them as Suriname/Guyana type. My two that I raised form WC parents are right at 12" and 14 years old now. Compared to the 14&15" male Guyana and suriname and same result from two Guyana females raised same as Venezuelan. 14 years old and 13-14". Of course these were kept in captive conditions though. That's not to say in the wild they obtain a much larger size. But as far I speculate from seeing numerous groups of imports Venezuelans too stay smaller. They're shape is a bit different too. The males don't wasteband or hourglass as pronounced either.
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    lisa127 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    And how do you tell which type you have?
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    Anyfoot Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Do you recall what size the WC Venezuelan parents were/are?
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    The ones I had were 11" or so. No idea on age. But I sold them as I collected and grew up the offspring to adulthood. They really don't get too big. Nice medium size for a redfoot.
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    Mine is 13" scl.
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    lisa127 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    How do I know if mine is venezuelan? Or anything else for that matter?
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    there is no way to tell unless you know the parent's heritage i mean you could make a guess but that's about it
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    lisa127 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Guess I'll never know then...
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    i'll never know for my own either but i've guessed either Guyana or Suriname but im leaning more towards Guyana
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    lisa127 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I don't even know what the differences are. Size, markings, colors? Most look the same to me.
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    very subtle differences some locals waist band other's dont sometimes it can be the color to it's hard to really pin point the differences unless they're noticeable

    what i mean by color is some local's maybe known for being more orange or orangeish yellow while other's are red etc i can't tell you for certain which color means what local and that's not always the rule but yeah
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    My Venezuelan had a chocolate brown she'll as a hatchling. I'm not sure if they all do, though.
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    This is my Venezuelan she is 19" SCL and 50lbs.
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    jcaporaletti Member 5 Year Member

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    Here is another picture with a large male.
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    jcaporaletti Member 5 Year Member

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    I must be on drugs. She is from Suriname not Venezuela. What was I thinking.
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