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Weight for babies

Discussion in 'Marginated tortoises' started by eva1443, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. eva1443

    eva1443 New Member

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    My baby is 16.8g and 4cm. Is he healthy? Is there a chart for babies so i can monitor its weight? Thanks IMG_20171008_115501.jpg
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    I also think forum doesnt let me to upload a pic IMG_20171008_115501.jpg
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    I can see your picture of your cute tort.

    Torts all grow at different rates depending on diet and environment... and genetics... so there is no growth chart.

    Your tort should feel heavy for its size when you pick it up. You should weigh it fortnightly at roughly the same time of day on each occasion for consistency. Remember that, at that size, a poop or a pee can make a massive weight difference!

    What you are looking for over the longer term is steady growth and weight gain. However, just like with humans, so will grow steadily and some grow in spurts.

    Have you read the TFO guides for the care of your tort?

    They're written by species experts working hard to correct the outdated information widely available on the internet and from pet stores and, sadly, from some breeders and vets too.

    Beginner Mistakes
    http://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/beginner-mistakes.45180/

    Care of Baby Testudo - written about Russians, but applies to Marginated
    http://www.tortoiseforum.org/thread...or-other-herbivorous-tortoise-species.107734/
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    Thank you very much!!!
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