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New Baby Leopard

Discussion in 'Leopard tortoises' started by Blackdog1714, Aug 8, 2019.

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  1. Blackdog1714

    Blackdog1714 Well-Known Member

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    Much thanks to @Riley ann for such a nice Leopard baby (hatched late December). Came out of the box at 129.2 grams and is settling in well. After a morning soak hit the softened Mazuri like a beast. Sanitized the tub I used for my Russian and added new substrate. Thanks to @Tom not sure why I waited the fine grade orchid bark on top is the bomb. It looks good and helps maintain my needed moisture. More photos to come as we grow! IMG_1904.jpg IMG_1903.jpg IMG_1908.jpg
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Congrats on your new baby.
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    Today we weigh. Bright eyed and eating well. Doing well get acclimated!149.1 IMG_1925.jpg
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    Congrats man! Enjoy
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    Congrats. There is already a lot of pyramiding. On Babcocki type leopards it's hard to stop this. Keep the humidity high and don't use a mercury vapor bulb to get the least amount of further pyramiding.
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    No CHE only and high humidity! Working to keep him in good shape.
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    Hey, what is CHE? Sorry new to tortoises here.
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    CHE = Ceramic Heating Element
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    So it has been three months and boy is my Leopard growing. It has been a challenge ensuring the heat and humidity when I went to the bigger enclosure, but I have it dialed in now. The basement floor was more of a heat sink than expected. The growth between the scutes is going smooth so minimizing the pyramiding that happened. The russian is absolutely giddy with his winter indoor. Enjoys the basking rock and has a few spots to dig for bedtime. The Leopard is heavier now with the last weight at 199 grams on October 20th.Happy Thanksgiving to All!

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    My Leopard is growing so nicely. Thanks to y'all for all the tips. Growth is smoothing out and we are at 253.6 grams on 12/6/2019

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