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Burmese Star tortoises

Burmese Star tortoise juveniles. This is what happens when I try to take a group photo. They run away faster than I can snap the picture. :0)

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Burmese star tortoise, Geochelone platynota

Burmese Stars have cute faces and beautiful eyes.

Burmese Star tortoises, Geochelone platynota

They also have lovely patterns on their shells. This is what their shells look like when not misted or sprinkled with water. Less shiny and duller.

Geochelone platynota

Burmese Stars enjoying a bath. Wet shells look very shiny. No, I didn't pose them. They squeezed themselves to the same spot. Time for a bigger bath tub or separate ones. :0)

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Diet

Geochelone platynota

In Burmese Stars the shell pattern lines meet exactly (see patterns).

Burmese Star tortoise, Geochelone platynota

The lines create a pretty net like pattern.

Breeding

Indian / Sri Lankan vs Burmese Stars

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