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Just wanted to share an update

Discussion in 'Greek tortoises' started by trickspiration, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. trickspiration

    trickspiration Active Member

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    I liked @Bambam1989 's post about updating their sulcata tort's progress, so I thought I would follow suit for my greek tort:

    Hatched August 15, 2017

    Received October 24, 2017 - 26 grams
    November 28, 2017 - 26 grams
    December 26, 2017 - 28.47 grams (bought a more accurate scale)
    January 30, 2018 - 30.64 grams

    Spike seems to be experiencing a growth spurt!
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    Bambam1989 Well-Known Member

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    Go Spike!
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    Oops, meant to say he was 36.04 grams on January 30.
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    Here is a comparison of his weight from December 8, 2017 to February 6, 2018:
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    He also visually appears bigger than before! Rejoice!
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    Weight comparison:

    February 6
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    March 10
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    He is also visually bigger, as seen next to my feet:

    January 10
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    March 11
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    :D:D:D
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    There are quite a few fungal organisms that are keratin-specific, they feed on keratin, what tortoise shells, antlers, hooves etc as well as human hair, nails and skin are made of. I can't imagine simple hard water or anything non-living creating perfect circles and figure-8's as seen above. Curious about this.
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    He is finally at the 50 gram mark!
    March 30, 2018.jpg

    January 5:
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    March 25:
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    Please keep this updated!! I'm so excited to see him grow!
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    Will do! I'm excited to share his progress!
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    here is 349 grams!!

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    He's beautiful!
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    I can't wait until he gets to that stage! :D
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    thanks, i think its a female, her name is Tortellini. she will be 2 in july

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    So cute! I just can't get over baby torts! :p
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    Whoops, sorry! But she has the most adorable face I'm absolutely in love with her
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    This little guy is finally over the 50 gram mark, at 56 grams, and eating like a pig!

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    We did a revamp of his enclosure this morning! Included are cold and warm hides, two basking areas, a larger food slate, and a small rock garden area. Plus some hilly areas for him to explore.
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    Here is the little guy thriving at 64.73 grams (post-poop)!
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    Look how big he's gotten since the beginning of this year:

    January 5
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    June 15
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    And a whopping 86.88 grams as well!

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