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RE: Meet Baby Tatianna - Russian Tortoise

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Posted by: bradtort at Sun Oct 23 20:30:25 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by bradtort ]  
   

If your russian is 4-5" in straight carapace length, it is an adult or sub-adult, depending on the gender and subspecies.

I've seen adult males in the 4.25 to 5.25 inch range. My adult females run about 6.25 to 7 inches. The hatchlings are about 1.5 inches.

Sulcatas eat a lot of grasses. Russians torts are more of a broad-leafed weed eating tort that will also consume some grass. Also, they are from a more temperate climate, unlike the tropical, desert-like environment of the sulcata. Russians can hibernate, sulcatas can't.

For good info on russians, go to

www.russiantortoise.net


   

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