New Growth - Pepperoni

lyingcat8

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Hi all -- I hope you're all doing well and staying safe during these trying times.

It's been awhile since I have posted, and if you remember, I had quite the rough time getting our little Leopard Tort set-up correctly.

We got them in October and they were about 48 grams. Fast forward to today, we've got their enclosure set-up per this website's recommendations, doing daily soaks (sometimes twice), and they seem to be steadily gaining weight, this morning they weighed in at 75g. I know it's slow going, but I'm hopeful they'll continue gaining and gaining.

Here's a photo of their new growth. They came to us with some pyramiding already, so I know they must've been started in a somewhat dry space. The new growth seems bright and even, so I think that's a good sign?

I'm still terrified of hatchling failure, but I'm grateful for each day I get to see them growing... even if it is slow!

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Srmcclure

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Hi all -- I hope you're all doing well and staying safe during these trying times.

It's been awhile since I have posted, and if you remember, I had quite the rough time getting our little Leopard Tort set-up correctly.

We got them in October and they were about 48 grams. Fast forward to today, we've got their enclosure set-up per this website's recommendations, doing daily soaks (sometimes twice), and they seem to be steadily gaining weight, this morning they weighed in at 75g. I know it's slow going, but I'm hopeful they'll continue gaining and gaining.

Here's a photo of their new growth. They came to us with some pyramiding already, so I know they must've been started in a somewhat dry space. The new growth seems bright and even, so I think that's a good sign?

I'm still terrified of hatchling failure, but I'm grateful for each day I get to see them growing... even if it is slow!

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Wish mine was that brave. Hes a big chicken!
 

KarenSoCal

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I'm so glad they're doing well!

Torts with hatchling failure usually get stuck around 50gms. At 75gms, I think you've made it past that hurdle. Relax...you're doing great!
 

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