CRITICAL REDFOOT RESCUE...

ZEROPILOT

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Oh good! So glad you took him in and he's doing well [emoji3526] I love the updates on him. Did you name him? I can't remember if you said you did. I can go back in the thread and see.
The name HOPE has come up. But I usually only name the ones that I intend to keep forever.
I still intend to get this fellow well enough to send off to a forever home. But it's possible that I'll keep him.
(I kept the last one I tried to give away)
 

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Darwin arrived at around 50g, at roughly 2 months of age.

My research indicates 25g (+/-) is a reasonable hatching weight.

J
Geez
He's supposed to be 1.5 years old and he's just now at 2 months size.
I'm curious to see what the vet has to say. I've got an appointment in November.
He's up almost 10 grams. A 25% gain. But still so tiny.
I'm wondering if dwarfism is a thing in reptiles.
 

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Geez
He's supposed to be 1.5 years old and he's just now at 2 months size.
I'm curious to see what the vet has to say. I've got an appointment in November.
He's up almost 10 grams. A 25% gain. But still so tiny.
I'm wondering if dwarfism is a thing in reptiles.
From what I've seen and read, there's a huge range of size and growth and growth rates... if he's gaining weight on a balanced and varied diet, is getting soaked regularly, seems active, lives in an environment with the proper temp and humidity, and produces poop on a regular basis I don't think you should worry.

He may have gotten off to a rough start, but seems to be thriving and in great hands now.

I keep my weight and health charts for my torts not to compare them to other torts, but to compare them to how they were doing last week, or last month... if there's growth or improvement, then I count it as a win.

Jamie
 

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The name HOPE has come up. But I usually only name the ones that I intend to keep forever.
I still intend to get this fellow well enough to send off to a forever home. But it's possible that I'll keep him.
(I kept the last one I tried to give away)
That makes sense. I really like the name Hope. I hope you end up keeping him. You've gotten him to come along ways. [emoji3526]
 

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The name HOPE has come up. But I usually only name the ones that I intend to keep forever.
I still intend to get this fellow well enough to send off to a forever home. But it's possible that I'll keep him.
(I kept the last one I tried to give away)
You could name him Tort with no name!
I've been thru the desert on a tort with no name. I still have the desire for Wild Child but I am still cautious about my health. Wish I had a crystal ball :)
 

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From what I've seen and read, there's a huge range of size and growth and growth rates... if he's gaining weight on a balanced and varied diet, is getting soaked regularly, seems active, lives in an environment with the proper temp and humidity, and produces poop on a regular basis I don't think you should worry.

He may have gotten off to a rough start, but seems to be thriving and in great hands now.

I keep my weight and health charts for my torts not to compare them to other torts, but to compare them to how they were doing last week, or last month... if there's growth or improvement, then I count it as a win.

Jamie
I really find it almost unbelievable that at 1.5 years old he is so small. But aside from his physical issues that he is still fighting to be normal and thrive.
Most baby tortoises get sick and die so easily.
This guy is so strong.
How can he still be so strong?
I thought that he could very well die days after I got him. And he's doing great. Better than I ever would've guessed, anyway.
I've never seen anything like him before.
I mean, he was so sick and weak.
I did nothing much.....
I'm going to see if Dr.K can get more of the old dead skin off of his face and determine if the mouth needs repair so that he can see better and bite cleaner.
I'm going to assume that he can eventually live with little to no assistance. Just like my other 4.
 
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I'm making a small closed chamber for this little guy with Orchid bark and a water pool.
I think he's ready for one.
I'm going to photograph every step along with a parts list in a new posting that will be called "Closed chamber made with no tools"
Hopefully it'll help members that are mechanically challenged understand just how simple and inexpensively you can assemble one.
 

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I'm making a small closed chamber for this little guy with Orchid bark and a water pool.
I think he's ready for one.
I'm going to photograph every step along with a parts list in a new posting that will be called "Closed chamber made with no tools"
Hopefully it'll help members that are mechanically challenged understand just how simple and inexpensively you can assemble one.
I will definitely watch! I am not very handy.. not with building stuff at least. Can't wait to see the process
 

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I'm making a small closed chamber for this little guy with Orchid bark and a water pool.
I think he's ready for one.
I'm going to photograph every step along with a parts list in a new posting that will be called "Closed chamber made with no tools"
Hopefully it'll help members that are mechanically challenged understand just how simple and inexpensively you can assemble one.
Great idea I will watch for the new thread.
 
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