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Weight GAIN?

Discussion in 'North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)' started by KarenSoCal, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. KarenSoCal

    KarenSoCal Well-Known Member

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    I just did a "wellness check" on Chug. He's been asleep in his fridge at 46-48 deg since 11.19.17. I weighed him...he has gained 20 gms since going in. How's that possible? He's at 1570 gms right now. At least he isn't getting skinny in there!
    I held him for about 2 minutes, just til he began to open his front legs and take a look at his intruder. What a grumpy bit of face! I put him right back to bed and won't bother him for at least another month.
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    Well one thing less to worry about!:p
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    Check batteries in scale - just in case.
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    Thank you for that suggestion! But...my scale doesn't have batteries. Until he hits 4 lbs, I can use my kitchen scale, which also has a gram scale. Good idea though. It's something that could easily be overlooked.
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