MEP hatchling, Aretha

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I’m upgrading Aretha’s enclosure as she’s grown a lot, and increasingly faster, in this past year.

I’ll be partitioning off about half of our garage, building an enclosure from pvc trim-board, installing lights and plants above the enclosure (for shade and food), and heating the newly partitioned “room”.

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I gave Aretha a nice long soak this morning, weighed her, and gave her the wellness exam I try to do with all of my torts every month or so... she seems in great health to me.

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She keeps putting on weight at a good pace.

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I think the new growth lines on her carapace look good.

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I love the spikes on her thighs and can attest to how muscular her legs are....

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Her eyes are clear and alert, her nose is free of goo and respiratory rattling, she's active and hungry and I love watching her explore.

I'm excited to get her into her new enclosure, which I'm currently working on, it'll more than double her available space.

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300g in a month... and I'd been worried that she hasn't been cleaning her plate recently, but then I saw her hunting down worms and pillbugs in her enclosure, which must be how she's been supplementing her diet.

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HI Jamie, by animal protein do you mean MAzuri? I just Love her and would love to see her in person!!!!
 

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HI Jamie, by animal protein do you mean MAzuri? I just Love her and would love to see her in person!!!!
Hi,

By animal protein I mean meat, or meat products

I feed my omnivorous torts a mix of animal based protein including:
Mazuri croc diet
Raw dog food (a product made of meat, b organs and bones)
Shrimp, with shell
Salmon, with skin
Cow or chicken liver


Jamie
 
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