Aldabra tortoise for sale to adult size. The skin is black, which fades to a gray color with time and age. These massive, round tortoises are second in size only to the Galapagos tortoises. Some think that the Aldabras actually hold the record (800 pounds), but that the Galaps average slightly larger. They can handle variable amounts of humidity in captivity once grown, but babies should be kept humid to ensure proper smooth growth.
Aldabras are one of the world’s largest land tortoises. Males are considerably larger than females and have longer, thicker tails. The male’s carapace length can measure 4 feet (1.22 meters) and they can weigh up to 550 pounds (250 kilograms)
Growth rates of Aldabras are approximately ¼” per month. Hatchlings are 2 1/2″, 30 to 40 days are about 3″, at 6 months old they are four inches. They can grow to over 44 inch straight shell length and weigh over 500 Lbs by 25 years old they can grow to 800 Lbs.
Typically, only three to five viable young are produced from a clutch. In high-density populations, female Aldabras may only lay four to five eggs every few years, whereas in low-density populations they may lay several clutches a year. Incubation is about four months. Females may nest twice in one season