This is Nadine

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She averages a gram every 2 days or so. She doesn't look like a hatchling anymore. She is mostly smooth, with a bit of grooving (not really pyramiding) around her split scutes. I actually weighed her after a soak so she had already poo'd. Coulda got 115 if she hadn't LOL.

Her parents are quite large, maybe they are from an area with the larger animals. She is 3 1/2 months old.

I had her eating a snack on the coach when I had to run into the kitchen. I put her on her back so she wouldn't walk off the couch. I came back and she was still eating while upside down.
 

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I should add, her shell is no longer flexible. It has hardened. The "soft" plastic lid like spot on the plastron by her belly hatchlings have is gone as well.
 

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Yeah, Tidgy does this.
She won't let go, I can put her on her back, or dangle her facing the ground and she'll just continue eating.
I'm not sure she even notices when she's hungry, I can put her down anywhere and she'll finish off what she's got in her mouth before she becomes aware she's in a new place.
 

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Nadine was still taking new bites. I watched her eat for a couple minutes upside down while I was laughing.
 

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Lol... this is funny. I love how a "pig like" sulcata can become haha. I haven't try this on Toro. But what i know is he is piggy like also.
Ps. More pic please
 
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Lol... this is funny. I love how a "pig like" sulcata can become haha. I haven't try this on Toro. But what i know is he is piggy like also.
Ps. More pic please
I assume others do it too. You really have to watch her as she just bites everything.
 

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Turns out I don't have a tortoise. I have a small excavator.
 

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What a story! Sounds like she has a healthy appetite lol. Any updates and a recent pic? I'm sure she's big now.
 

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Glad spring is here and the grass is growing. She was eating a $4 bag of greens a day! Grass and weeds are much cheaper :D
 

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It is official. I just ordered my first 25lb bag of Mazuri. She eats enough where buying it in smaller repackaged quantities has stopped being economical.
 

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