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New Redfoot, Darwin

Gillian M

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I just got a redfoot, my first tortoise, this past Wednesday.

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He's about the size of a flattened tennis ball (and not necessarily a he, but I've got a feeling about him).

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He's been eating well, and seems to like his ridiculously large enclosure (a 50g I found used in my area).

I'm excited to get to know him, and to see him grow.

Jamie
Cute. Thanks for sharing.
 

jsheffield

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I found this salad pack while shopping this morning ... Darwin went nuts for the mix, and I'm psyched about a local and organic mix that has great choices for Darwin.

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I'm in love with my live-in micro-dinosaur, have a great time watching him live/explore/grow, and am so glad that I got him as a hatchling.

Jamie
 

Toddrickfl1

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Im seeing how fast they grow recently. My new hatchling went from 32 grams January 1, to 54 grams yesterday! Darwin looks great!
 

jsheffield

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Do you have a photo for comparison in growth?
The best I can do is the following pair of pics with him on the sink for a soak ... in the first, on the day he arrived I think, he could fit into the strainer, today he's too big.

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He also seems to be getting longer relative to his width ....

Jamie
 

Anyfoot

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jsheffield

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I went shopping this morning and brought home some farm fresh watercress and kiwi that was on sale for Darwin ... I added a bit of egg for color and variety.

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He went to town on the meal.

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Some of the watercress was fresh enough I'm trying to get it to root.

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I love feeding him while he soaks ....

Jamie
 

jsheffield

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You are to be commended on his excellent smooth shell growth:<3:.
Thanks so much ... I still feel so clueless and just want to give him the best start possible.

I wouldn't have any real idea about how to care for him without TFO, for which I'm grateful everyday.

J
 
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