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Posted by: StonedReptiles at Tue Jun 7 21:22:00 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by StonedReptiles ]  
   

I'd love to see the adult size of a tortoise that hatches 7". That's definitely pushin' full grown for a russian. I don't know the record, but out of the 200 or so I have dealt with, 8" was by far the largest that I saw (granted most of them were the typical 5" imports). As for why your's died, I say you should do some deeper investigation into possibilities of what caused the deaths. Out of all the imported russians I have seen, about 3 died in my care after refusing food for a month or so. Three days is too short, and the fact that they were eating leaves me even more skepticle if you may have let them get too hot. Russians are typically very hardy animals. If you can't keep an adult russian alive, I wouldn't bother spending money on a captive bred baby just yet.
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