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Just wanted to share an update

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  1. trickspiration

    trickspiration Active Member

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    Spike hatched in mid-August according to Tyler from Tortoise Supply and is now a little more than 3 months old. He has gained 2 grams this month from when we first received him! Rejoice!

    Here are some photos of his adorable face :<3:

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    Mr. Tortle New Member 5 Year Member

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    He is adorable! Reminds me of my tortoise from when he was a hatchling. :)
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    He's beautiful, and so cute!
    I hope you continue to give updates!
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    He's beautiful, and so cute!
    I hope you continue to give updates!
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    Here is a photo of him during Christmas celebration:
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    And here he is enjoying the warm weather in SoCal:
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    Here Spike is with his food-stache
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    Him perched on my hand (I have small hands!)
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    Here he is burrowed away
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    Cute Lil tort! Cutey cute.. did I mention cute?
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    Here is a photo of Spike from today, sitting on my hands. You can see the apparent pale yellow growth lines in between his scutes! :D
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    It always makes me happy to see new growth on the baby torts
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    He loves to bask and look cute while doing it.
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    Aah sweet. He looks totally relaxed.
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    You can see his new growth lines coming in. His weigh-in also puts him at 33.02 grams at 5 months old.
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    What are those marks on your torts shell?
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    If you're talking about the squiggly lines, I think they are hard water marks from when I soak him. Either that or they are part of his growing process.
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    Those "squiggly lines" appear on a lot of torts. Some more so than others. No one seems to be able to tell what causes them but they are totally harmless.
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    I was wondering about those too for the past few weeks and was freaking out thinking he was starting to go through shell rot. But further research in the forum suggested that these white squiggly marks are commonly found on many tortoises, which makes me less worried about his health. Coincidentally, the swirl marks started showing up shortly before Spike seemed to have hit his growth spurt (he's gained 3 grams since the beginning of January and feels much more solid), so I'm thinking they're part of his growing process.
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    Was worried for you myself. Glad it is nothing serious. Your tort is so cute and totally relaxed in your hand
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    Spike is grumpy that I watched him poo.

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    Not only you watched, but *gasp* you took a picture!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
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