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Old 30-05-2009, 05:42 AM   #11
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Yes bridlington paul, i got em from marcus langford chewie wheres yours from. i weighed em yesterday so ursa hatched 18/08/07.... 179 gms major hatched 20-25/09/08....31gms twinkle hatched 21/11/07.....120gms any thoughts on the sex of mine anyone

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Old 30-05-2009, 09:26 PM   #12
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I don' keep stars' started 3 years ago with 2 Hermans, bought from a local reptile shop, then a rehomer, Leopard, then another Hermans also rehomer.
Post pictures in Identification experts, for sexing, May get better response.
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Old 31-05-2009, 06:20 AM   #13
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cheers paul i'll try that
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Old 31-05-2009, 05:29 PM   #14
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The one plastron shot is definately a female.

Yours have spectacular development. While they can pyramid in the wild... normal development is like any other tortoise if you have the conditions just right.

If you haven't got it already you need to pick up the book on Star Tortoises by Jerry Fife.
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so shes ok then ?
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Old 31-05-2009, 06:05 PM   #16
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...quite nice.

How old are they?



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Old 01-06-2009, 05:54 AM   #17
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ursa hatched 18/08/07 twinkle 20-25/10/07 major 21/11/08. i will find and order that book tday thanks ej
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That's... um... pretty rapid growth.

What are you feeding them?

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the first year was mainly dandilion and campanula not sure of sprlling then i found s/w and other sites and now thet have good variety of weeds and flowers and a lot more grass now i no they need it. never had any bought veg etc.once a month i treat em with a bit of tomatoe they have calcium 5 days and repetive twice a week. how do i slow her growing should i put her on diet if so how, i really appreciate any thoughts ej dont hold back giving em best life i can is most important to me.
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There is no reason to slow the growth.

With the use of that viv you are providing optimal environmental conditions. The nutrition seems to be in pretty good ballance.

If the shells are hard and they are developing as they are... I'd suggest not changing a thing.

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