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Old 03-06-2015, 11:09 PM   #11
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Thank you all so far, Mary could you message me as would like to speak to you but new to using this forum!!
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:53 AM   #12
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I don't think Chris is active on the forum these days but he got a couple of Burmese Browns.

They do look beautiful.

Gordon I didn't know you had any of this species but you are such a mystery with your exotic secrets!
Jonathan I have lots of different things but I like to keep you all guessing it's more fun that way.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:54 AM   #13
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Hi Jonathan
I'm not good at posting pictures. They do build large nests light crocodiles rather than dig holes and then they guard the nest for a few days after laying. The eggs are soft shelled like terrapins but the size of billiard balls and need lots of humidity. Fortunately mine have only ever laid infertile eggs as they aren't the easiest tortoise to find a home for.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:05 AM   #14
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Mary have you got any photos of your browns? Would love to see some. Is it the browns that build large nests?
They are beautiful as I have seen them in the flesh:0)
You do need a lot of space for them, but worth it if you have.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:46 PM   #15
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I found some nice photos on the internet. And Chris Leone who at times visits our site is keeping them. he has some nice videos of them on You Tube>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcM1izyIhBM
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:09 AM   #16
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Hi Jonathan
That was brilliant thank you for that just like mine.
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:23 AM   #17
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I found some nice photos on the internet. And Chris Leone who at times visits our site is keeping them. he has some nice videos of them on You Tube>

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcM1izyIhBM
What an excellent film! I found it really fascinating to watch the nest-building process and I had no idea the female would then protect her eggs, unlike other species, which lay and then leave their eggs to incubate, hatch and then fend for themselves.
Such stunning specimens too! I have to admit to becoming quite green with envy at their lovely enclosure.
Thanks for sharing that, Jonathan.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:25 PM   #18
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Yes those browns are just so cuddly looking. I'm sure they're not really but they have great appeal.

Chris has enclosures that make most of us despair! He's got loads of lovely turtles such as diamondbacks which are just stunning.

And he has breeding groups of hermanni hermanni from several different regions of the range of that tortoise. So he's got his Spanish/Majorcan group, and a separate Puglia Italian group etc. It's really quite exceptional, I'm not aware of anyone else having anything like it.
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:13 PM   #19
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The Browns are in a league of their own, not sure how else to describe them!!
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:32 PM   #20
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Wow! Something else to add to my wish list!
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