What a difference a year makes!

Moozillion

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Nelson (Razor Backed Musk Turtle) came to me on March 27, 2019. He was not even 3 months old yet, with a known hatch date of Jan 10, 2019. He was SOOOO teeny-tiny that I could only hold him with 2 fingers! He was 1.5 inches long and weighed 13 grams:



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Now, March 16, 2020, he's 1 year and 2 months old, and is a honkin' CHONKER compared to when he first arrived!
He's now 3.5 inches long and weighs 125 grams!!!

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Carapace view from March 27th:

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....aaaand carapace view now!!!

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Yvonne G

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Nelson (Razor Backed Musk Turtle) came to me on March 27, 2019. He was not even 3 months old yet, with a known hatch date of Jan 10, 2019. He was SOOOO teeny-tiny that I could only hold him with 2 fingers! He was 1.5 inches long and weighed 13 grams:



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Now, March 16, 2020, he's 1 year and 2 months old, and is a honkin' CHONKER compared to when he first arrived!
He's now 3.5 inches long and weighs 125 grams!!!

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Carapace view from March 27th:

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....aaaand carapace view now!!!

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Aw, what a cute face! I just love the faces on those type turtles! He's so fat you can't even see his eyes in the second mouth open picture!
 

Moozillion

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Thank you, KarenSoCal! :) :<3:
Thank you, EllieMay!:):<3:
I agree- he's just sooooo freakin' cute!!! :<3:✨
 

Sa Ga

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Nelson (Razor Backed Musk Turtle) came to me on March 27, 2019. He was not even 3 months old yet, with a known hatch date of Jan 10, 2019. He was SOOOO teeny-tiny that I could only hold him with 2 fingers! He was 1.5 inches long and weighed 13 grams:



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Now, March 16, 2020, he's 1 year and 2 months old, and is a honkin' CHONKER compared to when he first arrived!
He's now 3.5 inches long and weighs 125 grams!!!

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Carapace view from March 27th:

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....aaaand carapace view now!!!

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His "eclipsed" face made me lol! Sooo adorable! He's a character!!! (And don't u love when they are TINY but they act all tough?)
 
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