How to estimate the age of my indian star tortoise?

by Pratik

I have a male Indian Star Tortoise.It weighs 430 grams.

Lenth of iTs shell is 6.8 inches(17 cm) and width is
6 inches(15 cm).
Can u plz tell me the age of my tortoise ,the maximum weight that it will attain and maximum size it will grow?
and what is the life expentancy of Indian Star Tortoise

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Jun 18, 2023
Count to find tortoise age
by: Anonymous

Unless you know when a turtle is born, it's nearly impossible to tell its age. While you can count rings on the turtle's belly, that method is often a better representation of when the turtle had food and when it didn't. This method can give you a reasonable guess:
* Pick a scute - The scutes are the scales that cover the turtle's shell.
* Count the rings. In theory, wider rings represent a period of good eating, typically the warm season. A narrower ring represents a period of scarcity, often in the winter. Therefore, if you count the rings and divide by 2, you have a general estimate of the turtle's age.

That's it! It's not exact, but a general idea.

Jul 16, 2011
Indian Star Tortoise
by: Anonymous

At maturity, your Indian star tortoise will be about 6 to 15 inches long. As you can see there is lot of room for variation, so I can't say how old yours is.

It is most likely to live (if healthy) for 30 to 35 years, although some have made it to 80.

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