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Spur the Sulcata

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Stuart S., Apr 3, 2017.

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  1. Stuart S.

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    It’s definitely been a huge change, I’m honestly ready for summer so he can get more outside time than he is right now, it’s in the 30’s every night this week. He’s bumping the 6 inch mark and just over a year old and getting close to 2 lbs...I’m honestly not sure if he’s average/below average, I just know he’s eating everything hats put in front of him and still gets his soaks. I’m ready for him to be free range, on out warmer days I’ll leave him outside for a few hours when I get off work and you can tell he enjoys it.

    Thank you! And the same to you over in the Sunshine State!
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    Spur is looking great Stuart ! I know he will thrive in his new climate ! [​IMG]
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    Pictures!!! Come on :D
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    Here’s a couple of pictures! I’ll have more to come later!
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    Weighing in at 627g this week :) up from 585 last week!
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    Perk of being back in Texas, found some goodies at the mercado today $1.50 for 3 pads and a treat for me IMG_5246.jpg
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    Glad to see the nice growth. I’m same way here in South Florida. Actually like the heat & rainy season more - so do my torts :)
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    Yes I’ve noticed a huge difference in his overall wellness, even with being indoors most of the time right now due to this arctic blast we got. His growth has really exceeded the last 3 months, Im honestly ready for warm weather so he can start getting more time outdoors. Spur will actually be getting a new sister in a couple of weeks as we are expecting baby girl number 2 on Jan 25! So he’ll be getting double the love over the next several years
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    Spur weighed in at 702g today, his growth has really picked up the last couple of months!
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    Riding into 2018 like..

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    PSA: No tortoises were harmed in the making of this clip. He only rode for 7 seconds
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    1 year difference

    Sorry for all the posting the last few days!
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    What do you mean, "sorry"?? We love pictures of Spur!
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    Saturday morning soaks
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    Afternoon snack, going for dessert first as usual.
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    Spur finally meeting his new baby sis DSC_0263.jpg
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