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#1 mobile

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:29 AM

Hi,

 

Hermie is now ~3 years old. Is it possible to tell if she/he is female or male from these pictures?

 

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 02:22 PM

Hi
Still early days but looking female too me
Regards matt

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:10 PM

Female. Rather fast grown so keep an eye on that as the plastron appears to be a little long, which can affect egg laying later on. Could be camera angle though ;)

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:30 PM

Sue, how do you tell this tortoise could be fast grown. X x xhugs x x x

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 09:39 PM

It appears to be as big as a hand, although as mentioned could be the camera angle Stella ;) plastron is normally a fair bit shorter than SCL, but it is sometimes longer in fast grown animals. Weight of course would give a better idea ;)

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:15 PM

Is there a standard size for Hermann B torts age by age. I am thinking that last year I had a number of hatchlings. Some were from older torts and they laid large eggs from which the hatchlings weighed 18gms. Some hatched from smaller eggs and their weight was 10gms. Obviously six months on they have grown, the size difference is still very different. X x x hugs x x

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:37 PM

No, absolutely not, 10 gms is very small, so maybe the parents of these were not so healthy, it does happen. Six months is not long enough for them to catch up really, considering they were nearly half the weight of the others. Given that they would not be expected to double their weight in this time I would say this is completely normal. What weights are they now?

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 10:50 PM

The smaller eggs were from first time layers and and perfectly healthy. Is there an average weight that would be expected for a hatchling, or does it depend on the individual tortoise. Sorry Mobile for high jacking your thread. X x x hugs x x

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 12:26 AM

It does vary, but usually around 16 grams with mine.





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