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The lil Clunker

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Bambam1989, Oct 23, 2017.

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  1. no one

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    Oh, haha! Well you had it correct then. Clunker is also a sweet and funny name.
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    Lol
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    Clunker says "RRAAWRR!!!"
    ... It's dinosaur speak for Thank You!
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    Well, it's the first Saturday of the month, so it's WEIGH-IN TIME!!

    Hatch date September 1, 2017

    October 10, 2017 - 53 grams. (weight before shipment)

    November 4, 2017 - 66 grams
    December 2, 2017 - 97 grams
    January 6, 2018 - 158 grams
    February 3, 2018- 232grams
    March 3, 2018- 312grams
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    May 5, 2018- 561grams

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    Beautiful!
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    So big already great job!!
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    I’m so surprised how these guys grow
    It makes me want to get a hatchling because I never got the chance to have a young non pyramiding (mine was dry started)
    But anyways your doing a great job I have saved this post for if I do get a hatchling to see what you fed yours to grow like a weed
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    Clunker is looking gorgeous.
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    And it looks like Clunker also wants to see his weight.
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    Wow! What a pretty shell!
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    That reminds me, I really should update his food list
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    Just a beautiful Clunker!! His face looks kinda like Turt... *smile*
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    Some interesting bath time behavior today. I've heard of torts being able to drink from the water running off their shells but never expected to see it from Clunker.
    I always run water across his shell during soaks but today he bowed up and cocked his head to the side and started snapping it up. It was absolutely fascinating to watch!
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    That's awesome, my guy just puts his head under water when I put water on his shell. That's really cool you were able to catch it on camera, awesome picture.
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    Thanks. He did it for several minutes is why I was able to snap pics.
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    Amazing photos! Vlad seems to enjoy water poured on his shell but I've never seen that behavior from him before.
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    Lol. He certainly looks like he is loving it.
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    Hatch date September 1, 2017

    October 10, 2017 - 53 grams. (weight before shipment)

    November 4, 2017 - 66 grams
    December 2, 2017 - 97 grams
    January 6, 2018 - 158 grams
    February 3, 2018- 232grams
    March 3, 2018- 312grams
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    June 2, 2018- 700 grams

    His head looks kinda dainty to me. It could be my imagination.
    When I mentioned that he had a girly head to my husband he says "No! I want him to be a boy, I'm the only guy here"
    We have a daughter, three female dogs and even our leopard gecko is female..
    Time will tell... IMG_20180602_095546721.jpeg IMG_20180522_160830138_HDR.jpeg
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    Clunker looks more and more handsome everyday. And he is growing so well. Shame I feel for your hubby being surrounded by females, at least the female animals don't get pms (I hope) otherwise you will have a house full of cranky females and I can see why he would need some male support. Ha Ha Ha
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