Welcome to the Family - New Burmese Stars


New Member
Jun 29, 2020
Location (City and/or State)
The Netherlands
Yes! Hopefully the leaves will soon be long enough to provide shade/hide.

Hmm the spider plant is in a seperate pot and close to the basking spot, perhaps that causes the earth to be dry? It's either that, or I'm slowly drowning my spider plant (might also definitely be an option haha), since the humidity is around 90% in the enclosure.

Chubbs the tegu

Well-Known Member
May 9, 2019
Location (City and/or State)
Hello all,

I recently acquired 3 hatchling Burmese Star tortoises from @Markw84, as well as one of his smart enclosures! It was a pleasure doing business with Mark. His closed chamber smart enclosures are extremely well built and very aesthetically pleasing. I can tell he put a lot of work into it, and it was worth every penny. His animals are beautiful and very well started. I would definitely recommend anyone looking to purchase a Burmese Star to contact Mark. He is very knowledgable and answered all of my questions via email and text message for months until I finally had the tortoises in my possession. I know Mark will continue to work with me to answer any further questions for years to come. Thanks again Mark, for the awesome enclosure and incredible animals.

I am creating this thread to not only share these tortoises with all of you, but to also document their grow throughout the years. I would love to hear any and all feedback you guys have regarding improvements and suggestions on my husbandry. I want to be sure these little ones receive the best care possible. Thanks for joining me on this new journey! I can't wait to watch them grow.

#053 (Green)
Hatched - February 11, 2020...Acquired June 2, 2020
Hatch weight - 19.7g
Weight/length as of June 5, 2020 - 77g and 2.75inches
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#062 (White)
Hatched - February 19, 2020...Acquired June 2, 2020
Hatch weight - 23.7g
Weight/length as of June 5, 2020 - 63g and 2.5in
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#069 (Red)
Hatched - March 28, 2020...Acquired June 2, 2020
Hatch weight - 19.9g
Weight/length as of June 5, 2020 - 47g and 2.25in
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How are you lil guys doing?


Mar 27, 2020
Location (City and/or State)
Huntington Beach, CA
How are you lil guys doing?
They are doing great! The coconut oil applied to the shell has definitely helped to keep it hydrated and looking fresh. I also feel like cutting the UV back to only 2 hours 3 times per week has helped to not dry out their shells. I will have updated weights and pictures next week!