My Aldabra -Jackson

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Jackson chowing down. I just brought Jackson and General in for the evening and put them in their enclosures. I usually give them Mazuri with something extra , today it is chopped up opuntia cactus . They expect this every day !
 

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That's one beautiful Aldabra!!! How old is Jackson? I'm trying to compare him to my tortoise.
 

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Thanks! he/ she is about 1 1/2 years old , almost 8lbs, growing very fast now ,@ 1lb per month
 

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Thanks! he/ she is about 1 1/2 years old , almost 8lbs, growing very fast now ,@ 1lb per month

Wow, he's the fastest growing Aldabra I have ever seen. One of my Aldabra is the same age but 1kg lighter. What are you feeding it?
 

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Jackson weighed 3490g today !
They eat bok choy, turnip greens, rose of Sharon leaves and blooms , mustard greens, opuntia cactus, plantain, thistle, dandelion, spring mix, clover, grass, orchard grass hay, and they love Mazuri with bell pepper chopped up in it. I also usually add something from kapadilo farms to the Mazuri, like echinacea, dandelion, etc.
 

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Jackson is still eating and growing steadily. He weighed 4256g on June 27, he/she has gained 231 g in the last 10 days. Although still behind General, now by about 1/2 pound, ( about 10 days of growth! ) Anyway , they are doing great being outside most of every day now. I still bring em in at night
 

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Jackson is still eating and growing steadily. He weighed 4256g on June 27, he/she has gained 231 g in the last 10 days. Although still behind General, now by about 1/2 pound, ( about 10 days of growth! ) Anyway , they are doing great being outside most of every day now. I still bring em in at night
Here is both of them
 

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That is Jackson on the right and General on the left, General is very outgoing and will come to me sometimes, Jackson is tolerant of me.Due to the personality and growth rate, I am thinking that General may be a male and Jackson may be female? Only time will tell .
 

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Jackson is doing great, almost 10 1/2 lbs now
 

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Ok , so I haven’t been able to weigh Jackson or General for a few weeks because they have outgrown my scale. I just got a new scale that will go to 50lbs, should last about another year 😳 anyway, I just took them outside for the day and I thought I would weigh them.Today Aug 6, Jackson weighed 5378g or about 11.8 lbs. He was 4468g on July 6. So he has gained 2.006 lbs in 1 month (910g ) He has passed General once again in weight . General was 5278g and Jackson was 5378g , they are really eating a lot nowadays. They seem happy😎🐢🐢🐢
 

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Jackson was feeling heavy when I picked him up this morning to take him outside, so I weighed him, and sure enough he has once again caught up with and passed General in weight . Jackson weighed in at 6585g this morning . 14.51 lbs. here he is looking pretty good 👍
 

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