4 years old Indian star growth

Cactusanimal

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Hi
I'm new to this site, just joined as wanted to know about my four year old Indian star. I weight it every month and it usually put on 3 grams each time. Has done for the past 3 years and currently weighs 87g following a drop of 5g during last month. Last year there was also a drop of 5g in the summer months but later on. Is my tortoise growing at a good rate and is a slight drop in weight normal for the summer?

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Markw84

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That is extremely small for a 4 year old Indian star. I would want one in the 800g - 1000g range if female and half that if male as a minimum.

If you'd like to go over your care - diet and enclosure and include pictures including lighting and heat, we would be glad to offer suggestions.
 
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I agree with Mark, I have 6 month old Sri Lankan stars that are bigger than that. I would start with getting fecal sample to your vet.
 

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Maybe add a picture of the tortoise and enclosure.
 

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I have 2, 5+ years old, Indian Stars. They definitely are more than 500 gms each.
 

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I have 2 stars with the following general growth increases over the last 2.5 years.

1) Male
Arrival- 330 grams 4.0” plastron
Currently- 595 grams 5.3” plastron

2) Female
Arrival- 446 grams 4.75” plastron
Currently- 1,243 grams 6.8” plastron

Something is up with either your tortoise or the diet/environment you are providing.
 

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