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Ever Wonder How Fast A Sulcata Can Grow?

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Nicole edwards, Jan 2, 2017.

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  1. Nicole edwards

    Nicole edwards Active Member

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    I'll have to say he's turining in to one beautiful little guy! :D:<3:
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    What a beauty! I'm going to sticky this and re-name the title (if that's ok with you).
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    Dudes a work of art! I have a rocky as well
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    That's perfectly fine!!
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    image.png This graph of our sully's weight over time graphically illustrates the growth as well! Eat, sleep and grow........
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    Your little guy looks great! :)
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    Very cool, thanks for sharing & good info for the prospective sulcata owner who sees that cute little tort and does not know how big/fast it will grow!
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    wow!! My little Maximus must be a "Pygmy" Sulcata .. he's only grown a little in past 14 months. I'm in no hurry but a little quicker growth would be nice. ;) That's a 6" dish he's sitting in.

    Maximus01_02_16.jpg January of 2016 (2 months old)
    Maximus12_16_16b.jpg December 2016 (13 months old)
  9. Nicole edwards

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    Have you taken him to the vet to see if he needs deworming? I had no idea it was possible in a tortoise but I had that problem in the beginning.

    QUOTE="Jimb, post: 1434312, member: 77300"]wow!! My little Maximus must be a "Pygmy" Sulcata .. he's only grown a little in past 14 months. I'm in no hurry but a little quicker growth would be nice. ;) That's a 6" dish he's sitting in.

    View attachment 196413 January of 2016 (2 months old)
    View attachment 196414 December 2016 (13 months old)[/QUOTE]
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    Greetings, here are the data points for all of 2016. Really gives one a good idea on a sulcata's growth

    January 2016
    • 03 January - 10.350 lbs
    • 10 January - 11.060 lbs
    • 17 January - 10.900 lbs
    • 24 January - 11.140 lbs
    • 31 January - 12.075 lbs
    February 2016
    • 06 February - 12.640 lbs
    • 13 February - 13.200 lbs (scale changed)
    • 20 February - 13.200 lbs
    • 27 February - 13.400 lbs
    March 2016
    • 13 March -- 14.00 lbs
    • 20 March -- 14.40 lbs
    • 27 March -- 15.20 lbs
    April 2016
    • 03 April -- 15.40 lbs
    • 10 April -- 15.60 lbs
    • 17 April -- 16.80 lbs
    • 24 April -- 17.60 lbs
    May 2016
    • 01 May -- 17.60 lbs
    • 08 May -- 18.40 lbs
    • 15 May -- 18.60 lbs
    • 22 May -- 18.80 lbs
    • 29 May -- 20.00 lbs
    June 2016
    • 05 June -- 21.20 lbs
    • 17 June -- 21.00 lbs
    July 2016
    • 17 July -- 23.20 lbs
    • 24 July -- 24.80 lbs
    • 31 July -- 26.00 lbs
    August 2016
    • 07 Aug -- 26.60 lbs
    • 14 Aug -- 27.20 lbs
    • 21 Aug -- 27.60 lbs
    • 28 Aug -- 27.60 lbs
    September 2016
    • 04 Sept -- 27.60 lbs
    • 11 Sept -- 28.20 lbs
    • 18 Sept -- 28.60 lbs
    • 25 Sept -- 29.00 lbs
    October 2016
    • 02 Oct -- 29.00 lbs
    • 23 Oct -- 31.00 lbs
    November 2016
    • 06 Nov -- 31.20 lbs
    • 13 Nov -- 31.50 lbs
    • 20 Nov -- 32.50 lbs
    • 27 Nov -- 33.00 lbs
    December 2016
    • 04 Dec -- 34.00 lbs
    • 11 Dec -- 34.00 lbs
    • 18 Dec -- 34.60 lbs
    • 25 Dec -- 34.80 lbs
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    I have and so far so good. He's just a slow grower is all but he has picked up over the past few months. :)
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    He was about 6 months old in the first picture
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    Here's almost three years worth of weekly data points on our Sully's growth/weight gain over time:

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    my little guy is now 70 grams have not noticed much growth but gaining weight is always a good sign woohoo no signs of pyramiding yet either his humidity is kept between 70-80 and temps about 86-88
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    Wow, my Roscoe is similar in size to Maximus. 13 months now and he is about the same size....
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    My little guy hatched January 20, 2017. He eats anytime he isn't sleeping! I'm going to start weighing/measuring tomorrow.
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    Hello vetbridge, please create a new thread about your problems.
    Here in this thread your questions are difficult to find.
    Do you have a sulcata hatchling ?
    How do you keep him ? What temps and humidity are in the enclosure of your tort?
    Can you please show us pictures of the enclosure, your tortoise and your heat and UVB system ?
    What do you feed ?
    Many questions but they are necessary to help you and your tort.
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    lighthiker2 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    here is this year's update on Sullivan


    6 months 8-13
    363 gm
    5" carapace (SCL)

    18 months 8-2014
    1600 Gm
    8" SCL

    24 months 1-2015
    3200 Gm
    10 " SCL

    30 months 6-2015
    3980 gm (9.2#)
    11" SCL

    36 months 1/2016
    10.564 Kg (23.29#)
    15" SCL

    48 months 1/2017
    19.5 kg (43#)
    20" SCL

    He walks to door to come in at night and still exhibits decreased activity if below 70 degrees for any length of time (except high 60s for a half hour to munch and sunbathe). When he knows it is warm he goes to the back door and sits in the sun waiting to be taken outside. he has an outdoor habitat but likes milling around the large lush yard with everyone.
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