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Sulcata Growth Chart w/ pics

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by DeanS, Apr 23, 2011.

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  1. DeanS

    DeanS Well-Known Member

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    I was looking through past threads and realized I never released my original sizes/weights of my four sullies...so here's the chart (of sorts)...with pictures of all four on the dates sizes were recorded!

    TORTOISE GROWTH CHART
    Aladar h.8/2002
    Eggroll h.2/2010
    Snowflake h.2/2010
    Climber h.9/2009
    Jamie (formerly Jimmy) h.9/2009


    27 April 2010

    Aladar (7 years) 18" 30 lbs
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    Eggroll (2 months) 2.75" 86gr
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    Snowflake (2 months) 2.5" 57gr
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    Climber (7 months) 2.75" 85gr
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    Jamie (7 months) 2.5" 66gr
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    14 December 2010

    Aladar (8 years) 19" 40 lbs
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    Eggroll (10 months) 3" 126gr.
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    Snowflake (10 months) 2.625" 55gr
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    Climber (15 months) 3.5" 131gr
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    Jamie (15 months) 2.75" 98gr
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    5 April 2011

    Aladar (8 years) 20" 48 lbs
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    Eggroll (14 months) 3.625" 142gr
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    Snowflake (14 months) 2.812" 57gr
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    Climber (19 months) 5" 413gr
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    Jamie (19 months) 3" 113gr
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    Hope you all enjoyed that! I hope it answers some questions! Looking forward to all remarks...both positive and neutral:p In addition, I mentioned in someone else's thread that I'm steering away from market greens! They are all getting TORTOISE LASAGNE everyday. Other than that there is an entire yard full of grasses and weeds for them to graze on...and they do! ;) I also offer them fresh chop! Check out the last shot of Aladar below...that Lasagne is about 5 pounds of fresh chop (i.e. freshly mowed lawn...NOTHING goes to waste around here!

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    Look how much larger Climber is than the others...I'm very happy to see that Snowflake has grown at all...

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    Here's Aladar going off on a Tortoise Lasagne that contains about 5 pounds of fresh chop.
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    wow that is some size difference between snowflake and eggroll. Aladar looks awesome....
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    hehe cute tortoise family.
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    Wow, Aladar gained 18 pounds in a year.
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    Snowflake looks as delicate as a little porcelain doll. I think she needs to come live with me and have her every whim and wish catered to, and you can replace her with a more robust ivory girl. Just think about it :)
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    Aladar looks awesome. He has a majestic quality about him. I love Ivories.
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART

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    They all look beautiful! O', and well fed!
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    Nice. Looks like Eggroll is smoothing out a bit.
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    Good point! I did forget to mention (this time) that Eggroll and Snowflake are from the same clutch...as are Climber and Jamie:)[hr]
    Yeah...he's gained some. His motto: Anytime is a good time to eat! :p Climber has taken this approach, as well Iin fact, Climber follows Aladar around just so he can snack on fresh (Aladar) poop! Nice! Also...every other day, Aladar gets double Lasagne...one in the morning and one in the late afternoon!:rolleyes:[hr]
    She is a little angel...sorry she's not going anywhere! A very wise friend of mine convinced me to hang in there and try to turn her around myself...advice I've taken to heart! Another thing! From what I understand, Ivory girls are few and far between...and I've got two;)[hr]
    Yes! She is! All four youngsters are getting soaked 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the late afternoon. They are outside exercising and eating...they have the run of the yard...and Aladar is an excellent babysitter! Also, I chase 'em around with a squirt bottle every hour or so! Two of them, the little ones, are burrowing in the tall grass for up to 2 hours at a time. Eggroll has caught on to this in the past couple days.
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    You are cracking me up Edna. Funny stuff.

    I like 'em all Dean, but Aladar is just magnificent to look at. Can you imagine when he's a hundred pounds in a few years?
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    Beautiful toirtises :)
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    Good grief Aladar is gorgeous! He is seriously one handsome guy! How do you weigh him? We're trying to figure out the best way to weigh Tex.
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    I have a scale that tops off at 300 pounds...I'm hoping he hits the halfway point:rolleyes:
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    What type of scale is it? So far we've had our personal Weight Watcher's (LOL) scale and have had my husband weigh himself and then weigh himself again holding Tex, but we know it's not accurate.
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    Thats probably the most accurate way to do it thats what the vet tells us to do with the dogs..
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    It's the VET-TEK 2000...a walk-on scale like you see at the vet's office...picked one up at a yard sale for $50, had it calibrated and it's a beauty!
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    Climber has really hit a growth spurt in the last 4 months!! He looks great, as do all the others. Interested to see how the Mazuri only diet works for you.

    Are they able to graze all year long where you are in SoCal?
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    Climber is a little beast...he eats...and eats...and eats a little more! He NEVER tucks in...even when he gets sprayed.

    When I say Mazuri only...that means the only manufactured food. Of course, they'll still get cactus daily (or at least every other day). Oh, and I forgot to mention, I grind up cuttlebone and put it in their Mazuri while it soaks! For the curious ones, I don't use any vitamin supplements...I stopped that last year!

    And Yes! They can graze 'til their little hearts' content;) Even in near freezing temps, the grass stays green...this year will be the first winter that I'll let the little ones graze (if they grow enough through the summer and fall).
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    I grind up my cuttlebones also, takes a little time but its cheaper than buying calcium in the bottle..
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