Baxter

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Here is my sulcata , Baxter . I haven’t sent in many pics of him lately, so here he is getting some sun today , he is 9 months old and he weighs 410g . He is growing very well . He is currently gaining weight at around 2.5 g per day . He has gained 35g in the last 14 days
 

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What a beautiful animal!!! :)

Looks just like my Jethro...( that is the name if mine )

😃
 

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Thanks! Jethro is a great name .😎 🐢
 

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Here is a little video ofBaxter , he is 675 g now
 

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He has Bok choy, squash leaves and blooms, rose of Sharon blooms,opuntia cactus, and a little piece of watermelon, he went straight for the watermelon
 

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Wow!

He sure has grown a decent bit in the past couple of months!!!

😀


That's awesome!

I always love seeing pictures of other people's animals lol

😂
 

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yes , he is growing a little faster now than he has been the last few months . I can tell he is getting bigger now every week
 

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Baxter weighed 727g today, he is starting to grow a little faster than he has been. He has gained 52g in the last 10 days.
 

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That's some awesome weight gain.

Jethro Gibbs weighs around 800 grams

He has some pyramiding primarily caused by his previous owner that was still in the "dark ages" of tortoise keeping. ( No water bowl, a diet of lettuce, no humidity, and super hot temperatures. )

It's a miracle that he survived that way for the first year of his life!

I'm sure that is why he is this size at 2 years old.

But I keep him properly now, so as long as he is healthy, I am okay with the fact that he is probably stunted.

Haha
 

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it seems like Baxter was in a little bit of a slow growth period for a while, now he has started another growth spurt, he is now gaining weight on par with my aldabras when they were that size i.e. at 700grams of weight they were gaining @ 5 grams per day. the Aldabras now a year later are 11.5 pounds and gaining around 25 grams per day @ 1.5 lbs per month. :oops::tort::cool:
 

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Wowee!

That's a lot per month for a tortoise!

😂

That's almost as much as my cat gains per month!

( JK ) But she seriously is FAT though.
 
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