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Meet the Mighty Odin at 7 months (Sulcata)

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  1. Odin's Gma

    Odin's Gma Well-Known Member

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    Being our first tortoise, I am of course concerned with his health, particularly pyramiding and growth in his early years. Hopefully all of you experts can tell me how we're doing so far via pictures. He is about 7 months right now and we have had him for 6. He is active and funny and eats (and poops) like a beast! He is about 3" long, 2.5" wide and 1.5" tall (all measurements shell only and not exact, he has no patience with my measuring shenanigans!)

    Of course, being a bit partial, I think he is the most handsome and perfect tortoise to ever live, but I am here to learn in order to keep him healthy and happy, not just brag and show him off.

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    :<3::tort::<3: Indeed he is handsome!
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    Odin's Gma Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! I just can't get over that face of his!
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    Maro2Bear Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Quite cute! Our seven month old Sully says " hello!"

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    Oh my, what a looker little Sully is! Too bad we can't set up play dates! :D
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    He is very cute. Love their sweet little faces.
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    Oxalis Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    AWWW, just adorable. <3
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    Good looking sulcata , I am wondering what happen when he eat the spine from aloe Vera .
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    He is looking great! All the new growth is coming in very nicely. Smooth, uniform and symmetrical. Perfect! :)

    What does he weigh?
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    This was his intro thread, back when he was @ 7 months old. He is now 15 months old, and thanks in large part to you and your care sheets, he is still wicked handsome!
    He is still a little guy, only weighing in at 280 grams at 15 months, but his growth since I found this place his smooth and steady and his initial pyramiding (from a dry start, bad breeder advice and lack of knowledge on our part) is getting less and less noticeable as time goes on.

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    Gorgeous
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    Thanks! He is now 21 months old and recently hit the two pound mark! He is pretty impressed with himself......
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    Sheldon the russian tortoise Active Member 5 Year Member

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    at least he has an excuse to eat..... lots of growing to do
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    He may have had a slow start with his growth, but he is certainly working to make up for lost time. He has hit a growth EXPLOSION the last few months! It is amazing to see.
    And (yet another shout-out to the forum pros here) the new growth is still smooth and gorgeous!
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    Sheldon the russian tortoise Active Member 5 Year Member

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    big shout out to the pros from me aswell this may sound a little harsh but im pretty sure sheldon would be dead without them
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    Sheldon the russian tortoise Active Member 5 Year Member

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    awesome smooth growth i see
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    I often wonder if Odin would have made it as far as he has without the knowledge I have received here. I have no doubt he would have, at the very least, been severely pyramided and not as healthy and happy.
    This place has made all the difference in his health and quality of life.
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    Preach it! :cool: I love Tort Forum!
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    He is drop dead gorgeous! Do you put anything on his shell?
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