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Acceptable Growth?

Discussion in 'Spider and Flat-tail tortoises' started by SPILL, Jul 19, 2019.

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  1. SPILL

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    2 Paa Both were received on 5/8/19

    #1 Hatch date - 2/8 Weight when received - 25.9g Current weight - 40.9g

    #2 Hatch date - 3/15 Weight when received - 21.1g Current weight - 28.7g

    Do these numbers look ok? Growth is consistent, there has not been a decrease yet from one weighing to the next. Both are more active than anticipated, excellent eaters, and appear bright eyed and healthy. My only concern is that #1 has put on twice the weight as #2.
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    Animal Bullying. As long as you keep a pair. The smaller one will eventually dead.
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    To put it in a more friendly manner, good to hear they are healthy, eating and growing. These tortoises will need to have their own enclosures, pairs never work. Have you got any pictures:)
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    They were kept together for two weeks when they first arrived as a quarantine/observation period then separated to their individual enclosures. They are together now only for about 30 minutes on nice days when they are outside in a 12'x4' enclosure.
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    I'll try to get some pics up this weekend. I'm at work right now and pics are saved on home PC.
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    Good stuff, tortoises grow at different rates just like us. Aslong as they are both eating, pooping, walking around and doing tort stuff you don’t need to worry. Also aslong as they are gaining weight (even if it is small) your good to go.
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    Love to see some photos of them.
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    I'm one of those elusive North American creatures known as man without cell phone so it took me a bit to get some pics. The lighter, flatter one is the younger and the darker, more domed is the elder.

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