Age and size through time

Trx4

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hi everyone, i got this little one a month ago and she weighs 125 gr, in the place that i bought her they told me that she was 3 years old or something like that, but i have to ask does someone has a chart or something to compare is growth for the years to come?.


sorry if i misspelled some things english is not my mother tongue.
 

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TMooney

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Hi there, welcome to the forum! That's a nice looking Hermann's!

Individual tortoises all grow at different rates so it would be difficult to say how much it should weigh at 3 years or in years to come.
Something that's used for Hermann's is the Jackson's ratio, which will tell you if your tortoise has a healthy weight compared to its length. You'll need the weight in grams and straight carapace length (SCL) in cm. Then take the weight and divide it by the SCL, cubed (weight/SCL^3). You can also plug the weight and SCL in here and it will calculate it for you and help explain what the ratio value means: https://www.tortoise-protection-group.org.uk/site/171.asp
 
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