Growth of Turbo, February 2017 Aldabra Giant Tortoise.

Fredkas

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Look at the first growth, it is smooth enough while the next one is bad. All aldabra from my country is imported. I think turbo is not a dry started aldabra. He suffered dry environment after arrived at my country. He was growing because he was healthy, but the shell was not smooth (struggled huh turbo??). Let's hope i can end this.
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Weekly update:

Turbo, Hatched around February 2017.
May :
03 May '17 - 180gr (1st day adopted, plastron measured 9cm.)

10 May '17 - 226gr
18 May '17 - 265gr
24 May '17 - 283gr
31 May '17 - 308gr
 

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Weekly update:

Turbo, Hatched around February 2017.
May :
03 May '17 - 180gr (1st day adopted, plastron measured 9cm.)

10 May '17 - 226gr
18 May '17 - 265gr
24 May '17 - 283gr
31 May '17 - 308gr

June :
07 Jun '17 - 344gr
 

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Weekly update: Turbo had his leg injured, it had been more than a week. Last week i was too busy to update this story. This injured is weird, but he didn't feel it at all, he was and is just usual him. I am afraid of the infection, so he had open and very simple container without substrate now. I am afraid of the pyramiding, but it is inevitable. I can't wait to let him back to his enclosure, i am sure he is too. This leg though, i don't know whether it is better. At least, until now, he is not bother a bit by that. Let's see. I was discussing this problem with senior members here. Hope everything will turn up good. Meanwhile, his weight gain still remarkable. Actually, i slow his weight gain. He only have mazuri LS (no regular one) only at night, 2 times a week. His weight gain make me afraid. I think if his weekly diet is exactly the same with toro, a minimal of 50gr/week is always reachable, note i am saying a minimal. At this size, i don't think it is a good idea. His food portion is equal with toro, sometimes more. I am still wondering how he put all that food inside his small body.

Turbo, Hatched around February 2017.
May :
03 May '17 - 180gr (1st day adopted, plastron measured 9cm.)

10 May '17 - 226gr
18 May '17 - 265gr
24 May '17 - 283gr
31 May '17 - 308gr

June :
07 Jun '17 - 344gr
14 Jun '17 - 372gr
 
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I think torts are like human babies they all grow at their own rate. Some quicker some slower, some grow to be tall and slender and some short and stocky. Growing torts are like teenagers they want to EAT!!!! So let them:)
 

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Thanks @Pearly , i thought so too. But really his appetite is crazy. He always has his veggies all day, while mazuri only at night.

Hey i just look at Toro chart, and i found Toro was 377gr at 22 Feb '17, while Turbo was 372gr yesterday. So their weight is 3 and a half months apart for now.

Toro :
at 23 nov '16, he was 181gr
at 22feb '17, he was 377gr
This means, 196gr weight gain in 3 months.

Turbo :
at 03 may '17, he was 180 gr
at 14 jun '17, he was 372gr
This means, 192gr weight gain in 1,5 months.

Hell, this is excited. I like to do this math. I am very curious to see how this figure change next month.
 

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Weekly update: Turbo's leg getting better? Maybe. I want to update his leg condition, but a bit busy and lazy to do that. But one thing for sure, he still in his special enclosure. I want to keep his leg clean. But no antibiotic cream anymore. Meanwhile, his weight keep increase. Almost no behavior change which is good!

Turbo, Hatched around February 2017.
May :
03 May '17 - 180gr (1st day adopted, plastron measured 9cm.)

10 May '17 - 226gr
18 May '17 - 265gr
24 May '17 - 283gr
31 May '17 - 308gr

June :
07 Jun '17 - 344gr
14 Jun '17 - 372gr
21 Jun '17 - 408gr
 

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Weekly update: he is super outgoing now. Come to me while has some outdoor exercise. Skittish behavior lessen a lot, though i am super calm not to make any sudden move.

Turbo, Hatched around February 2017.
May :
03 May '17 - 180gr (1st day adopted, plastron measured 9cm.)

10 May '17 - 226gr
18 May '17 - 265gr
24 May '17 - 283gr
31 May '17 - 308gr

June :
07 Jun '17 - 344gr
14 Jun '17 - 372gr
21 Jun '17 - 408gr
28 Jun '17 - 441gr
 

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Weekly update: the update will be on friday now ;). Turbo went back to his enclosure several days ago.

Turbo, Hatched around February 2017.
May :
03 May '17 - 180gr (1st day adopted, plastron measured 9cm.)

10 May '17 - 226gr
18 May '17 - 265gr
24 May '17 - 283gr
31 May '17 - 308gr

June :
07 Jun '17 - 344gr
14 Jun '17 - 372gr
21 Jun '17 - 408gr
28 Jun '17 - 441gr

July :
07 Jul '17 - 457gr
 
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It's super fun to see photos along with the numbers - we wanna see your little guy! :)
 
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