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Ever Wonder How Fast A Sulcata Can Grow?

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

  1. Ray--Opo

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    What is the weight. I was concerned with Opo also then at about a yr Opo took off.
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    Opo is a 1 1/2 and at over 5lbs. So I think your tort is doing fine. But what I have read their growth will be fine as long as we care for them correctly. I have seen some big sullies at different petting farms and other outdoor settings who were horribly pyramided. Obviously weren't raised correctly. So I had to stop worrying and just care for the brat the TFO way.:)
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    This is my lily guy 20181105_180619.jpeg
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    He’s gorgeous! Wouldn’t worry at all! I think they hit growth spurts.. I have one that was 4lbs in September and is 10lbs now. He will be 3 in May.
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    What a beauty. And the growth rings are getting wider like Opo's finally are. Use a Q-tip and put some cold pressed non GMO coconut oil or some type of shell saver on the new growth rings and wipe off after 15minutes.
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    Why the coconut oil what does it do kind of curious now
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    Well I noticed some white in the growth rings. Just to keep them moist.
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    Oh okay I just never heard of that I will try it
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    Read that thread Vladimir sent you. I just read it. It is informative
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