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Phoenix

Zabbi0

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Hey all.
Haven't updated y'all in a while about Phoenix. I've had him now for about 4 months now. He's doubled his size so far. I think I also maybe see some new growth coming in but I'm not entirely sure. I don't really know how to look at that. Can anyone tell?

Here are some measurements along the way:

38.5 g - Aug. 2nd, 2013
40.1. g - Aug. 6th, 2013
39.5 g - Aug. 15th, 2013
43.0 g -Sept. 5th, 2013
47.3 g -Sept. 18, 2013
51.1 g -Oct. 01, 2013
53.4 g -Oct. 13, 2013

He's totally stolen my heart. :)

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If you posted a pic, I don't see it. However, you do have some nice steadying weight increases. The new growth usually comes in yellowish/white.
 

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Sorry. They should be there now. Had to get on my laptop. The adding photos from iPhone app still isn't workin.


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Phoenix, is looking phenomenal! :D Good job, raising him/her smooth so far!

I feel like my GPB is one of the very few that's new growth, grows black.
wellington said:
If you posted a pic, I don't see it. However, you do have some nice steadying weight increases. The new growth usually comes in yellowish/white.
 

Zabbi0

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Black huh?
Very neat!! Yeah my sulcata was very different and I could hardly tell but I didn't do too well with her. I'm excited that it looks like I'm finally getting it all right. :)


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Great job with your Leo. You have a beauty there, and it's reflected in your care for him. Keep up the good work.
 

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Yeah, she's growing a lot dark than most GPB I've seen here on the forum. Trial and error my friend. :) you definitely have been doing a fantastic job, keep at it! Here's a most recent picture of my GPB. She's somewhere a long the lines of 60g.
Zabbi0 said:
Black huh?
Very neat!! Yeah my sulcata was very different and I could hardly tell but I didn't do too well with her. I'm excited that it looks like I'm finally getting it all right. :)


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Sibi, thanks so much. :) That's really encouraging!

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Yeah, she's growing a lot dark than most GPB I've seen here on the forum. Trial and error my friend. :) you definitely have been doing a fantastic job, keep at it! Here's a most recent picture of my GPB. She's somewhere a long the lines of 60g.
Were ya usin iPhone? Photo didn't post. :(




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Yeah :( I'm on my computer now, here's a picture.




Zabbi0 said:
Sibi, thanks so much. :) That's really encouraging!

SulcataDud3 said:
Yeah, she's growing a lot dark than most GPB I've seen here on the forum. Trial and error my friend. :) you definitely have been doing a fantastic job, keep at it! Here's a most recent picture of my GPB. She's somewhere a long the lines of 60g.
Were ya usin iPhone? Photo didn't post. :(




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yes, i can see his growth (youre doing a great job by the way) the white you see on the shell, between scutes, is the new growth. just to answer your question.
 

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SulcataDud3 said:
Yeah :( I'm on my computer now, here's a picture.


Holy bananas she is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I absolutely love her coloring!!


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What is that you're feeding her by the way ?


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Thanks! :D Yeah, at first I was anticipating her growth to be white like everyone else's and now I'm really feeling the black she's kept. It's like a glossy black. She's eating clovers, grass trimmings and dry Mazuri, Grassland blended with shredded carrots. She's been picky, but she eats!
Zabbi0 said:
What is that you're feeding her by the way ?


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My oldest Leopard had the thick black growth lines at first, too. The white growth ring is coming...just wait. ;)

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