Thanks for your reply. Thats good to hear.Yes. 150g is a good weight for 3.5 inches. My ideal for a leopard that size is 140g - 155g
Tortoises don't really get overweight in the sense of storing excess fat. They are metabolically not set up that way. Unless the tortoise has been unwell and is deformed, a swelled looking tortoise is retaining too much fluid.Thanks for your reply. Thats good to hear.
I have another leopard which is 3.5inches aswell but weighs 180g. I thought the 150grams was underweight. Until i saw, that the 180g leopard its “body” legs is sort of looks like it doesnt fit with its body when i flip it (so this must be overweight) im assuming?
I've found some comfort in applying the Donoghue Ratio to my tortoise to find where he was/is along a continuum from underweight to overweight.
SCLcm3 x 0.191 = tWTgr (Straight-line Carapace Length, in centimeters, cubed, times 0.191 equals the target weight in grams.
Comparing that number to your tortoise's actual weight can give you a general idea of how they're doing.