Our Sheldon

Chubbs the tegu

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Its nice to have the warm weather finally.. much more fun watching them play outside :D
 

Peggy Sue

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It it so much fun watching them outside explore and graze on weeds and grass. I find I walk by his enclosure to check in on him frequently when I should be doing yard chores ?
 

Peggy Sue

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Here is Sheldon with the original 2 inch statue @ 23EECAF5 35C3 4ABA ACE8 52E76EBCF406 Yvonne suggested I take periodic growth pictures with ? he is now 12 inch
 

Peggy Sue

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It’s been a while since I updated Sheldons post. He is now 12 pounds and 13 inches long. His weight has slowed a bit since he is spending more time outside running around and getting used to is new enclosure. We have been tweaking some as the heat progress. I love being able to sit on my patio and watch him. When he ambles over and looks up at you it hard not to pick petunias to feed him lol.... I call all his flowers candy because that’s how he eats them. F353459C 71ED 4278 89AC BC1BE441F2A8 322F387C 64D4 4C32 A044 BF5351B33BC4
 

Chubbs the tegu

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It’s been a while since I updated Sheldons post. He is now 12 pounds and 13 inches long. His weight has slowed a bit since he is spending more time outside running around and getting used to is new enclosure. We have been tweaking some as the heat progress. I love being able to sit on my patio and watch him. When he ambles over and looks up at you it hard not to pick petunias to feed him lol.... I call all his flowers candy because that’s how he eats them. View attachment 301660 View attachment 301661
What a handsome guy
 

Peggy Sue

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Well it official It’s A BOY!!! ? until Saturday I was 75% positive we had a boy from shell characteristics. But he flashed while walking around in his enclosure in the evening time.
 

Peggy Sue

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We have been super lucky and the grass and weeds have filled in the new enclosure even in our extreme heat! Here is a few pictures of Sheldon enjoying his day. We noticed he always comes out when the sprinklers go on C2502809 5025 4627 A117 D1D70105A40C 2014E651 7070 408C 883F F3865A800277 85940838 3DBC 43B6 9E43 69C7A0EB8A11
 

Peggy Sue

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Well summer has waned and moving into fall. Sheldon has had a great summer and has grown a lot and actively grazes his yard. He now weighs 15 1/2 pounds now. He now lives outside 24-7 for the last month wanted to get him Acclimated to his new shed with night box before winter set in. 89C5E75F C0E0 4146 AD41 6EB3C0497FC5 22338409 893F 4952 BD7E 2D4CF39A6429
 

Peggy Sue

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Well it’s now the end of January and time to update. The shed and enclosure have worked out exactly how we had hoped. We are able to keep it in the 80s all the time even when it’s in the teens. We open the door most days Sheldon decides wether or not to come out. Some days when it’s really cold he will come down the ramp make a loop around his enclosure and head back in to the shed and go warm back up in his night box. I really enjoy being able to look out the kitchen window and see him out marching around or just sunning himself on the ramp. He continues to gain he is now 19.5 lbs and is a true delight in our lives 4758C98C 4AF9 4E74 B252 C701468D8415
 

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Krista S

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That’s one lucky tortoise you’ve got there! Sheldon is very handsome ? Thanks for sharing all the pictures.
 

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