My Aldabra- General

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General weighed in at 2209 g today . He has gained 273 g in 24 days . 11.375 g per day. Here he is with Jackson getting some sun today
 

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General is starting to eat everything I through in his plate and I mean its a lot , He can easily consume a pile of mazuri, with cactus or bell pepper cut up in it , the size of a softball. And a 12" clay plate full of greens. dandelions ,Opuntia, etc, I mean he cleans his plate. Im feeding him a little more everyday and now he is waiting by the feed bowl for more every afternoon. He is an eating machine. Although they [Jackson and General ] seem to go through periods where they eat more than they normally do, then they go back to feeding at what I think is a normal amount for an Aldabra this size @ 5.5lbs. They are growing at about 1lb per month now. Seems like they are growing every day!
 

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Here he is tonight, I looked in and I thought Damn! He is getting big . The pics is blurry because of the condensation but you get the idea
 

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General is on a growing spurt , he was 2411g today , that’s another 209g in 11 days . 19 g per day
 

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General weighed in at 3075g today. Here’s why!
He expects this every day, one day last week , I did not give them Mazuri when I brought them in. He looked funny as he walked around trying to find it, I could tell he was looking for it. I also noticed that his mouth was watering, I think he was looking forward to the mazuri and his mouth was watering for it. I thought maybe something was wrong , but he didn’t do it again. So yesterday, I didn’t put out the Mazuri/, and guess what, his mouth was water again. He really loves it , as you can see
 

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He's growing really fast!!! How old is General? I'm trying to compare him to my tortoise.
 

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General and Jackson, are both @ 1 1/2 years old. General is eating a lot these days , he was always a couple hundred grams behind Jackson, but he has really started to eat a LOT, He weighed 3450 Grams today . Jackson weighed 3375
 

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General and Jackson, are both @ 1 1/2 years old. General is eating a lot these days , he was always a couple hundred grams behind Jackson, but he has really started to eat a LOT, He weighed 3450 Grams today . Jackson weighed 3375

ONLY 1 1/2 and they are these heavy? Incredible!!! At this rate, they'll reach 6kg when they are 2 yrs old.
 

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Just weighed General ,today he is 3570g !
Here he is eating his first piece of watermelon. I just brought them in from outside where he and Jackson just consumed a big pile of thistles and plantain, and some bok choy. Their weight can fluctuate by a few hundred grams a day, depending on when they pooped
 

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General has put on 495g in the last 17 days !
April 27- 3075g
May 14- 3570g
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General has put on 495g in the last 17 days !
April 27- 3075g
May 14- 3570g
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I'm confused... On post #52, you said, "[General] weighed 3450 Grams today." Post#52 was posted on 14 May. I've been following this post because I'm fascinated how fast your tortoise grows. Now i'm not so sure.
 

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I'm confused... On post #52, you said, "[General] weighed 3450 Grams today." Post#52 was posted on 14 May. I've been following this post because I'm fascinated how fast your tortoise grows. Now i'm not so sure.
It could be math isn't lazybfarm's strong suit. This will probably get me put in the time out corner again.
 

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May 14 -3450
May17- 3570
Date was wrong , math is good
 

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What’s confusing? On may 14 he weighed 3450g. It was may 17 when I posted that he weighed 3570g, just got the date wrong.
He gained 495g in 20 days
 

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General this morning 4017g
Let’s see, May 17 he was 3570g
Today is May 26, So in the last 9 days he has gained 447 g
Is my math correct? If so , then that is almost 1 pound in 9 days 😳
 

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