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Hey guys,
I know I have posted about this before but I’m wondering if this is healthy or if my tort my have pituitary glad issues or something. She has been gaining about 30 grams a month since I got her and she was 31 when I got her. Now that she’s past 100g I feel like it’s picking up. Does anyone else have a leopard tort that grows at this kind of rate? If so did it slow down later on? IMG_7450.jpg IMG_7449.jpg
 

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Hey guys,
I know I have posted about this before but I’m wondering if this is healthy or if my tort my have pituitary glad issues or something. She has been gaining about 30 grams a month since I got her. Now that she’s past 100g I feel like it’s picking up. Does anyone else have a leopard tort that grows at this kind of rate? If so did it slow down later on? View attachment 229187 View attachment 229188
The first picture is from the December date and it was 20 grams gained the first month and has been increasing since then.
 
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What do you feed? I have always noticed mazuri puts size on them faster then if it's not fed.
I really wouldn't worry about it. S/he might just going to be a larger tort then one growing slower.
 

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I can't answer your question. But it is just so refreshing to see a post about growth exceeding expectations. It seems your leopard is thriving.
 

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What do you feed? I have always noticed mazuri puts size on them faster then if it's not fed.
I really wouldn't worry about it. S/he might just going to be a larger tort then one growing slower.
I do feed Mazuri most days but i didn't get Mazuri till a couple months into having her/him and i have been slowing down since some one told me that. I have been ecstatic about the growth, but now that its picking up It just has me worried. She/hes 5 1/2 months and I am seeing some 1 year olds around his size. I know they all grow differently though.
 

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I can't answer your question. But it is just so refreshing to see a post about growth exceeding expectations. It seems your leopard is thriving.
Thank you. I'm just worried to much growth could be bad and also she might eat me out of house and home before long lol jk.
 

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Hey guys,
I know I have posted about this before but I’m wondering if this is healthy or if my tort my have pituitary glad issues or something. She has been gaining about 30 grams a month since I got her and she was 31 when I got her. Now that she’s past 100g I feel like it’s picking up. Does anyone else have a leopard tort that grows at this kind of rate? If so did it slow down later on? View attachment 229187 View attachment 229188
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Here she is as of today. That’s a 7 gram gain in 5 days and I soak her and make sure she poops before weighing.
 

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Here is the actual weight/measurements that I kept track of she only had one period of time when she didn’t make progress and that was a period of 6 days when she was eating her substrate.
9-27-17: 31g: 1 month

10-26-17: 52g: 2 months
11-9-17: 69g: 2 months


11-12-17: 73g: 2 months
11-15-17: 79g: 3 months


11/18/2017: 78g: 3 months (took a big poop)
11/21/2017: 80g: 3 months

11/26/17: 84g: 3 months

12/1/17: 90g: 3 months


12/9/2017: 98g: 3 months

12/15/17: 98g: 4 months - had been eating eco earth substrate instead of food so substrate was switched back to repti soil to stop this habit. Should be seeing a difference in weight soon.
12/17/17: 104g: 4 months (after two big poops!!!

12/24/17: 112g: 3 inches: 4 months

1/1/18: 118g: 3 inches: 4 months
1/4/18: 123g: 3 inches: 4 months

1-17-18 134g: 3 inches: 5 months

1/29/2018: 147g: 3 inches:5 months

2/3/2018: 154g: 3 1/4in: 5 months

 

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Here is the actual weight/measurements that I kept track of she only had one period of time when she didn’t make progress and that was a period of 6 days when she was eating her substrate.
9-27-17: 31g: 1 month

10-26-17: 52g: 2 months
11-9-17: 69g: 2 months


11-12-17: 73g: 2 months
11-15-17: 79g: 3 months


11/18/2017: 78g: 3 months (took a big poop)
11/21/2017: 80g: 3 months

11/26/17: 84g: 3 months

12/1/17: 90g: 3 months


12/9/2017: 98g: 3 months

12/15/17: 98g: 4 months - had been eating eco earth substrate instead of food so substrate was switched back to repti soil to stop this habit. Should be seeing a difference in weight soon.
12/17/17: 104g: 4 months (after two big poops!!!

12/24/17: 112g: 3 inches: 4 months

1/1/18: 118g: 3 inches: 4 months
1/4/18: 123g: 3 inches: 4 months

1-17-18 134g: 3 inches: 5 months

1/29/2018: 147g: 3 inches:5 months

2/3/2018: 154g: 3 1/4in: 5 months

Wow i love the progress. Keep it up!
 

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Thought I would update Torterra’s progress:

9-27-17: 31g: 1 month

10-26-17: 52g: 2 months
11-9-17: 69g: 2 months


11-12-17: 73g: 2 months
11-15-17: 79g: 3 months


11/18/2017: 78g: 3 months (took a big poop)
11/21/2017: 80g: 3 months

11/26/17: 84g: 3 months

12/1/17: 90g: 3 months


12/9/2017: 98g: 3 months

12/15/17: 98g: 4 months - had been eating eco earth substrate instead of food so substrate was switched back to repti soil to stop this habit. Should be seeing a difference in weight soon.
12/17/17: 104g: 4 months (after two big poops!!!

12/24/17: 112g: 3 inches: 4 months

1/1/18: 118g: 3 inches: 4 months
1/4/18: 123g: 3 inches: 4 months

1-17-18 134g: 3 inches: 5 months

1/29/2018: 147g: 3 inches:5 months

2/3/2018: 154g: 3 1/4in: 5 months


2/10/2018: 160g: 3 1/4 in : 5 months

2/14/18 : 163g : 3 1/4 in: 5 months


2/28/18 : 178g : 6 months

3/12/18: 183g: 6 months

4/12/18: 210g: 4 inches: 7 months



4/18/18: 219g: 4in: 8 months



4-27-18: 230g: 4in: 8 months


5/2/2018: 225g: 8 months: 4 1/2 inches- has done a big poop. Still is eating good.


5-9-2018, 234g, 4in, 8 months


5-14-2018: 237g: 8 months old 4in
 

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This looks like normal healthy growth to me. This is how they should be growing when they are started right. A gram a day is great for a new hatchling, and yes, it should accelerate as they gain size.

237 is middle of the road for an 8 month old. 500-600 would be what I'd consider "fast" growth for an 8 month old leopard.
 
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This looks like normal healthy growth to me. This is how they should be growing when they are started right. A gram a day is great for a new hatchling, and yes, it should accelerate as they gain size.

237 is middle of the road for an 8 month old. 500-600 would be what I'd consider "fast" growth for a leopard.
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My gulf coast box turtle is currently gaining 30 grams a month and hes a much smaller species. So I wouldn' think that is excessive.
 
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Nice!! Must feel good such growth. *glimlach*
Next time you need both hands. Lol
 
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