Turtle visits Santa

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I put a couple of Christmas decor in Finn's tank and he took to them rather quickly. In fact, yesterday I caught him sitting on Santa's lap! Guess he wanted to get an early start on those Christmas wishes!!

By the way, he was less than 2 gm when I got him and those of you who have followed me know how worried I was back in August when he first joined our family. He is now a whopping 8 gm and growing. He is doing amazing. Thanks for all the help I got from many of you! I think he is happy with his home now.
 

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Do you have a picture of him at 2 gms? Maybe one with a size reference? I'm trying to imagine something so tiny! :)
Three-striped mud turtle hatchlings are so small you can set one on top of a U.S. quarter... and still see part of the quarter! Actually, I think they're basically nickel size when they start out.
 

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Oh my goodness! That truly is tiny...and unbelievably adorable!
Yes, he was so adorable and tiny but I think he is still very adorable. He is developing a great personality as well but does live up to his name! Finn is for finicky! Eat pellets! Are you kidding!! But I do not care as long as he eats and is healthy!!
 

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Three-striped mud turtle hatchlings are so small you can set one on top of a U.S. quarter... and still see part of the quarter! Actually, I think they're basically nickel size when they start out.
You are so right. He was definitely about the size of a nickel when I got him and you know how terrified I was at first when he did arrive. Now he is pretty close to those double digits we talked about. I am so pleased with his progress!
 

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You are so right. He was definitely about the size of a nickel when I got him and you know how terrified I was at first when he did arrive. Now he is pretty close to those double digits we talked about. I am so pleased with his progress!
I think we said we'd have to throw a party when Finn hits the double digits in his weight!! Yay and Merry Christmas!! I weighed him yesterday and he went from 3 grams in August when I got him to a whopping 10 grams!! He may be finicky but who cares when he is making such great progress. Thanks to you for all the encouragement along the way when I was feeling very despondent after several losses prior to this little guy. He is doing well and developing a great personality as well. Thank you and Merry Christmas!!
 
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