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Growth of Toro, February 2016 Sulcata Tortoise. (Big File Size Alert!!)

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Fredkas, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Fredkas

    Fredkas Well-Known Member

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    Weekly update: doing very well!!

    May :
    31 May '16 - 57gr (1st day adopted, t
    he seller told me he should be around 3 months old.)


    09 June '16 - 62gr (i believed the gain was from the water, had slight pyramid from previous owner)

    20 July '16 - 64gr (start having big appetite after i gave him "water spinach treat" for the 1st time.)

    06 August '16 - 71gr

    07 September '16 - 91gr

    04 October '16 - 120gr

    02 November '16 - 152gr

    December :
    07 Dec '16 - 203gr
    14 Dec '16 - 217gr
    21 Dec '16 - 232gr
    28 Dec '16 - 246gr

    January :
    04 Jan '17 - 256gr
    11 Jan '17 - 275gr
    18 Jan '17 - 287gr
    25 Jan '17 - 305gr

    February :
    01 Feb '17 - 315gr
    08 Feb '17 - 350gr
    15 Feb '17 - 365gr
    22 Feb '17 - 377gr

    March :
    02 Mar '17 - 408gr
    08 Mar '17 - 421gr
    15 Mar '17 - 451gr
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  2. Fredkas

    Fredkas Well-Known Member

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    Surrounded by his foods..
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  3. Fredkas

    Fredkas Well-Known Member

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    Weekly update:

    May :
    31 May '16 - 57gr (1st day adopted, t
    he seller told me he should be around 3 months old.)


    09 June '16 - 62gr (i believed the gain was from the water, had slight pyramid from previous owner)

    20 July '16 - 64gr (start having big appetite after i gave him "water spinach treat" for the 1st time.)

    06 August '16 - 71gr

    07 September '16 - 91gr

    04 October '16 - 120gr

    02 November '16 - 152gr

    December :
    07 Dec '16 - 203gr
    14 Dec '16 - 217gr
    21 Dec '16 - 232gr
    28 Dec '16 - 246gr

    January :
    04 Jan '17 - 256gr
    11 Jan '17 - 275gr
    18 Jan '17 - 287gr
    25 Jan '17 - 305gr

    February :
    01 Feb '17 - 315gr
    08 Feb '17 - 350gr
    15 Feb '17 - 365gr
    22 Feb '17 - 377gr

    March :
    02 Mar '17 - 408gr
    08 Mar '17 - 421gr
    15 Mar '17 - 451gr
    22 Mar '17 - 471gr
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  4. Fredkas

    Fredkas Well-Known Member

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    Weekly update:

    May :
    31 May '16 - 57gr (1st day adopted, t
    he seller told me he should be around 3 months old.)


    09 June '16 - 62gr (i believed the gain was from the water, had slight pyramid from previous owner)

    20 July '16 - 64gr (start having big appetite after i gave him "water spinach treat" for the 1st time.)

    06 August '16 - 71gr

    07 September '16 - 91gr

    04 October '16 - 120gr

    02 November '16 - 152gr

    December :
    07 Dec '16 - 203gr
    14 Dec '16 - 217gr
    21 Dec '16 - 232gr
    28 Dec '16 - 246gr

    January :
    04 Jan '17 - 256gr
    11 Jan '17 - 275gr
    18 Jan '17 - 287gr
    25 Jan '17 - 305gr

    February :
    01 Feb '17 - 315gr
    08 Feb '17 - 350gr
    15 Feb '17 - 365gr
    22 Feb '17 - 377gr

    March :
    02 Mar '17 - 408gr
    08 Mar '17 - 421gr
    15 Mar '17 - 451gr
    22 Mar '17 - 471gr
    29 Mar '17 - 492gr
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  5. Fredkas

    Fredkas Well-Known Member

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    Weekly update:

    May :
    31 May '16 - 57gr (1st day adopted, t
    he seller told me he should be around 3 months old.)


    09 June '16 - 62gr (i believed the gain was from the water, had slight pyramid from previous owner)

    20 July '16 - 64gr (start having big appetite after i gave him "water spinach treat" for the 1st time.)

    06 August '16 - 71gr

    07 September '16 - 91gr

    04 October '16 - 120gr

    02 November '16 - 152gr

    December :
    07 Dec '16 - 203gr
    14 Dec '16 - 217gr
    21 Dec '16 - 232gr
    28 Dec '16 - 246gr

    January :
    04 Jan '17 - 256gr
    11 Jan '17 - 275gr
    18 Jan '17 - 287gr
    25 Jan '17 - 305gr

    February :
    01 Feb '17 - 315gr
    08 Feb '17 - 350gr
    15 Feb '17 - 365gr
    22 Feb '17 - 377gr

    March :
    02 Mar '17 - 408gr
    08 Mar '17 - 421gr
    15 Mar '17 - 451gr
    22 Mar '17 - 471gr
    29 Mar '17 - 492gr

    April :
    05 Apr '17 - 510gr
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  6. saginawhxc

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    I've never mentioned it, but I like the format of how you do this.
  7. Stuart S.

    Stuart S. Well-Known Member TFO Supporter

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    I do too, I've started logging Spur's weight the same way. Love keeping up with Toro.
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  8. Fredkas

    Fredkas Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad people like it. Hope it can be beneficial to people who own sulcata.
    For now, toro's diet include..
    - Good stuff: dandelion, sow thistle, mulberry leaves, roselle, pinto peanut, grasses, hibiscus, prickly pear cactus,
    - Good stuff: grape leaves (very rare, he didn't like it), rose leaves (very rare, he didn't like it also), aloe vera (very rare),
    - grocery stuff: water spinach, mustard greens, indian lettuce,
    - Supplement stuff: mazuri, cuttlebone, and repcal.
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    Weekly update: growing nicely, but i think i need to recheck his light distance because he is getting higher. Maybe i should lower the wattage.

    May :
    31 May '16 - 57gr (1st day adopted, t
    he seller told me he should be around 3 months old.)


    09 June '16 - 62gr (i believed the gain was from the water, had slight pyramid from previous owner)

    20 July '16 - 64gr (start having big appetite after i gave him "water spinach treat" for the 1st time.)

    06 August '16 - 71gr

    07 September '16 - 91gr

    04 October '16 - 120gr

    02 November '16 - 152gr

    07 December '16 - 203gr

    January :
    04 Jan '17 - 256gr
    11 Jan '17 - 275gr
    18 Jan '17 - 287gr
    25 Jan '17 - 305gr

    February :
    01 Feb '17 - 315gr
    08 Feb '17 - 350gr
    15 Feb '17 - 365gr
    22 Feb '17 - 377gr

    March :
    02 Mar '17 - 408gr
    08 Mar '17 - 421gr
    15 Mar '17 - 451gr
    22 Mar '17 - 471gr
    29 Mar '17 - 492gr

    April :
    05 Apr '17 - 510gr
    12 Apr '17 - 545gr
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    Nice growth toro keep it up!
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    Munching...
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    So smooth, great job!!!
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  13. Stuart S.

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    He is perfect
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    This is bonding time, to let him know im not gonna eat him, the only one i do is giving him food :D or throw him to the tub :D
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    Weekly update: growing nicely, i am lowered his bulb wattage to only 25W now. The temp right on bask rock is 93F. I think it is enough because he has higher shell now. At hot days, it can reach to around 97F.

    May :
    31 May '16 - 57gr (1st day adopted, t
    he seller told me he should be around 3 months old.)


    09 June '16 - 62gr (i believed the gain was from the water, had slight pyramid from previous owner)

    20 July '16 - 64gr (start having big appetite after i gave him "water spinach treat" for the 1st time.)

    06 August '16 - 71gr

    07 September '16 - 91gr

    04 October '16 - 120gr

    02 November '16 - 152gr

    07 December '16 - 203gr

    January :
    04 Jan '17 - 256gr
    11 Jan '17 - 275gr
    18 Jan '17 - 287gr
    25 Jan '17 - 305gr

    February :
    01 Feb '17 - 315gr
    08 Feb '17 - 350gr
    15 Feb '17 - 365gr
    22 Feb '17 - 377gr

    March :
    02 Mar '17 - 408gr
    08 Mar '17 - 421gr
    15 Mar '17 - 451gr
    22 Mar '17 - 471gr
    29 Mar '17 - 492gr

    April :
    05 Apr '17 - 510gr
    12 Apr '17 - 545gr
    19 Apr '17 - 584gr
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    Fredkas Well-Known Member

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    Weekly update:

    May :
    31 May '16 - 57gr (1st day adopted, t
    he seller told me he should be around 3 months old.)


    09 June '16 - 62gr (i believed the gain was from the water, had slight pyramid from previous owner)

    20 July '16 - 64gr (start having big appetite after i gave him "water spinach treat" for the 1st time.)

    06 August '16 - 71gr

    07 September '16 - 91gr

    04 October '16 - 120gr

    02 November '16 - 152gr

    07 December '16 - 203gr

    January :
    04 Jan '17 - 256gr
    11 Jan '17 - 275gr
    18 Jan '17 - 287gr
    25 Jan '17 - 305gr

    February :
    01 Feb '17 - 315gr
    08 Feb '17 - 350gr
    15 Feb '17 - 365gr
    22 Feb '17 - 377gr

    March :
    02 Mar '17 - 408gr
    08 Mar '17 - 421gr
    15 Mar '17 - 451gr
    22 Mar '17 - 471gr
    29 Mar '17 - 492gr

    April :
    05 Apr '17 - 510gr
    12 Apr '17 - 545gr
    19 Apr '17 - 584gr
    26 Apr '17 - 601gr
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  18. saginawhxc

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    As always, good work!

    My prediction for next week: 625g. Let's see how close I am...
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    Ah. Your prediction is too safe.. :D. Im going for 632gr.
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    His color under the sunlight..
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