As we approach our first winter with Speedy, I would appreciate some feedback on his growth!

darrinm3

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Here are some pictures from about 2 months back, I can't find my first ones.
Speedy.jpg Speedy2.jpg

Here are the new ones:
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I'm just curious as to if he's growing properly. His shell doesn't feel like it's pyramiding. Is it supposed to flatten out a bit around the back of it? That's the only thing that's noticeably different.

He's being fed baby spring mix, spinach, dandelion greens, mustard greens (until my damn cat ate the plant), the occasional clover, as well as some turtle pellets from the breeder.

He's got himself a 36"x18", two level table. I built a misting system into it, he's got a basking area around 85 degrees, a small hide up there around the same temp, a cooler side of around 73, and a giant hide that's pretty cool (can't get the thermometer in there) but he loves to sleep in it.

Any feedback or help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
 

Moozillion

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Here are some pictures from about 2 months back, I can't find my first ones.
View attachment 223504 View attachment 223505

Here are the new ones:
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I'm just curious as to if he's growing properly. His shell doesn't feel like it's pyramiding. Is it supposed to flatten out a bit around the back of it? That's the only thing that's noticeably different.

He's being fed baby spring mix, spinach, dandelion greens, mustard greens (until my damn cat ate the plant), the occasional clover, as well as some turtle pellets from the breeder.

He's got himself a 36"x18", two level table. I built a misting system into it, he's got a basking area around 85 degrees, a small hide up there around the same temp, a cooler side of around 73, and a giant hide that's pretty cool (can't get the thermometer in there) but he loves to sleep in it.

Any feedback or help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

He look good! :)
I keep the basking spot for my Hermann’s at 95* because that’s what I read was recommended.
Sounds like you’re doing a lot of things right! :)
 
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