New Addition to the Family

g4mobile

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We have a new addition to the family and thought I'd share. We are all very excited!

Here's our new baby Elongated tortoise getting his first soak. I'll get a weight on him in the next few days and start tracking his/her growth.

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Welcome to the forum. Pretty tortoise.
 

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We have a new addition to the family and thought I'd share. We are all very excited!

Here's our new baby Elongated tortoise getting his first soak. I'll get a weight on him in the next few days and start tracking his/her growth.

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I love this species. I have climate envy. Very nice looking baby. Congrats!
 

g4mobile

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We've had our Elongated tortoise almost 2 month now and thought I'd post an update. He/she is adding weight and doing well. Weight is 72 grams today. It was 58 grams when we purchased in middle June. I have it set up with a pvc closed chamber enclosure, radiant heat panel with Zoomed thermostat, Arcadia forest 6% UVB bulb. No problem maintaining proper humidity and heat levels. Soaks every day for 30min - 1hr. These guys love to soak! I'm supplementing with Clacium w/ D3 once per week.

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zovick

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We've had our Elongated tortoise almost 2 month now and thought I'd post an update. He/she is adding weight and doing well. Weight is 72 grams today. It was 58 grams when we purchased in middle June. I have it set up with a pvc closed chamber enclosure, radiant heat panel with Zoomed thermostat, Arcadia forest 6% UVB bulb. No problem maintaining proper humidity and heat levels. Soaks every day for 30min - 1hr. These guys love to soak! I'm supplementing with Clacium w/ D3 once per week.

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Beautiful job raising your tortoise. The enclosure is top-notch, too.
 

g4mobile

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Growth Update 11-18-2023

5 month update since we purchased our Elongated Tortoise in June. Looking female, but too young.

173 grams and smooth growth.

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