Short update on bonnie! Austwickia

shawnateerow

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Quick update because it's been so long! Not much time.. but Bonnie is still doing amazing! To say our road has been bumpy would be the under statement of the century..but still she's here and loving life.

To those of you who don't know her story, and/or dealing with austwickia, please go back and read my previous posts!

She is about 2 years and 4 month old now, and thus far she had been bump free for about 2 years. Due to the damage already done, I still dropper feed her everyday..but she is still slowly but surely growing. She loves running around outside when weather permits and will constantly attempt to eat all the grass.

From Aug 2020 when I got her to Feb 2021 I struggled to get her past 35 grams..barely more than when I got her. I thought I had lost her more times than I can try to count, but still she pulled through then slowly got stronger and steadily growing. The last 3 pics are tonight. She's now at 590 grams
 

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KarenSoCal

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I am so very glad to hear that Bonnie is doing well! And I'm so glad that you've updated us! :) It wasn't long ago that Bonnie and you came to my mind and I wondered how she was doing. That whole time was an emotional roller coaster for all of us. Thanks so much for posting!
And maybe not so long before the next one? 🤔
 

shawnateerow

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I am so very glad to hear that Bonnie is doing well! And I'm so glad that you've updated us! :) It wasn't long ago that Bonnie and you came to my mind and I wondered how she was doing. That whole time was an emotional roller coaster for all of us. Thanks so much for posting!
And maybe not so long before the next one? 🤔
Thank you so much for caring!! And yes definitely sooner next time! And actually, the other baby, Clyde, that I got with Bonnie has also been bump free to date and is absolutely thriving. He lives outside now and has gotten huge!! Haven't measured him, but I would guess about a 7-8 inch shell❤️❤️❤️
 

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It would be interesting to know if Bonnie's blood could be used to inoculate other tortoises against Austwickia.
I do agree, check out my lower reply to another comment. In that regard, since Clyde is thriving and growing completely normally..I would DEFINITELY be curious as to whether his blood could.. 🤔🤔
 

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