Baby Canoli update! Cute Pictures, enclosure specs, growth chart

Mortis_thetortoise

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Hello some updates on my baby Canoli. December 6 2016 I started keeping track of soaking temps humidity etc after about 2 months of a pretty dry start and poor diet. since then been reading non stop and learning all i can and started becoming a better tortoise keeper and been learning more everyday from everyone on here! on 12/6 she was 50g. Today 1/18 she is 62.5g. learning more feeding her fresh dandelion, collard greens, endive, turnip greens, hibiscus, spineless cacti , red Malabar spinach and other garden greens and grasses and soaking atleast once a day. Still trying to get humidity up, currently around 63% check out the pictures below
 

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Some pictures of canoli she loves her soaks. If she's in the hide when I start spraying shell come out and check it out
 

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The dreaded enclosure critique ...

A small 2x4 modified ginuea pig cage ( I know it's small and will be quickly outgrown and likely too small currently. A new one is currently in the works . To be ready within the next month or two. cage is economically wraped to hold in humidity and heat.
100w uvb / heat lamp ( I live in FL so canoli gets to stretch in the garden between cold fronts during the winter) and 60w ceramic heat emmiter on a hydrofarm thermostat. Hydrofarm min/max temp/humidity thing not pictured as well.

Set to 85F with the probe near the far corner. Max reaches 88 low 78 if I have the door open cleaning up etc then climbs up quickly once closed. 63% humidity, still working on that, have a deli container cut and covered for a humid hide with another container dug in and covered with dirt to hold extra humidity. I have a third container filled 1/2 with water in hopes for more humidity. All placed near the heat rock to keep warm at night.

With the temp gun
Hottest temp in enclosure is around 87-98(under light on top of heat rock)
Cool side and in the hide is pretty consistently at 86 as is usually the top of the shell.
 

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Heres one of my graphs I made tracking the three day weight (thin solid line) and the weekly weight (thick black line)

Improved diet and regular soaks. Canoli seems to be a happy tortoise. Bowel movements looking healthy, eating a lot of healthy food and very active and alert!

Excited for the days to come !

If you read everything til now thanks ! Any feedback is appreciated ! Comments , questions , complaints etc ....go!
 

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scale stopped working couple days ago get paid tuesday getting a scale and back on track. still growing, eating and being a healthy and happy baby tortoise
 

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