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Spur the Sulcata

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

  1. Stuart S.

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    That is the plan! I’m sure one of them will as they will all grow up together, if not the grandkids will ;)

    Spur is just over a year old, his hatch date is November 5!
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    He is heavy for his age ! My biggest one weighted 550 gram at the age of one year.
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    Spur wasn’t much more than that at 1 year, I was afraid he wasnt growing enough because he spend his first year in Alaska but I made sure he had as good of a diet that I could get my hands on. But now that we’re back in Texas I feel like his growth has really sped up, I know part of that is him peaking his first year but it’s a much better environment for tortoises! They all grow at different rates as well :)
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    Yeah, they grow in different rates. My sullies are 19 months old and the biggest one, my "Leo" weights 1.870 gram. Because I live in Germany my torts must spend much time inside, but it seems that this doesen`t matters.:D
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    That’s pretty good size! But it does still get hot in Germany during the Summer months right?
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    Last summer 2017 was very rainy and "cold". Only some rare really hot days. My torts had been outside 12 days the whole summer but they enjoyed every single day ! I hope the summer 2018 will be better.
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    Baby girl giving Spur a treat. I pray she always has a love for animals. I love watching her around the house when he’s out, she’s always so gentle with him and makes sure to say “Hi Spur” whenever she sees him.
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    Born: 11/5/16
    Arrived: 12/2/16

    12/4/16: 49g

    1/2/17: 65g
    2/6/17: 84g
    3/1/17: 97g
    4/1/17: 118g, 3.25"
    5/7/17: 177g
    6/2/17: 223g
    7/1/17: 287g
    8/4/17: 331g
    9/5/17: 417g
    10/30/17: 479g

    1/7/18: 667g
    2/4/18: 794g 6 1/4”
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    Congratulations on the new baby! How nice that your girls will grow up with Spur. We got Charlie when my youngest was 7.
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    Thank you so much! I’m hoping they want “their own” in a few years
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    Up from his morning nap
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    Mazuri noosy ???? LOL ! You should have clean his mouth before taking the pic.:D
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    No that’s some is substrate, he likes to bury himself in his hide
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    One of the few times I actually have gotten to watch him drink water out of his dish
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    20 degrees in Texas so our afternoon snack is by the fire.
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    Sound on and enjoy. :)

    Been slammed with work so I haven’t been on here lately!
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    So cute! And we've noticed your absence! Good to see you!
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    He looks so healthy and happy.
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    Thank you!
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