This was so informational!As of today, Darwin's vitals are:
weight - 293g
straight-line carapace length - 12 cm
Using the formula established by Susan Donoghue, DVM, I figured his target ideal weight for the length at 330g, and conversely, his target ideal length at 11 .5cm.
His tBMI is 0.89, which would indicate that he's underweight for his length, but it's pretty close to the ideal, and he seems to be both active and growing, so I'm not even a little concerned.
I think these formulae are a useful means to keep track of your tort's health in a general sense, as is a weekly weigh-in and inspection ... I wouldn't make big changes to your caretaking regimen based on your tort's tBMI unless it was under 0.80 or over 1.20.
Mostly I like numbers, and have fun playing with them ... and Darwin.
That is fantastic, he looks very happy and full of life!!!Thanks!
His origin story is a bit murky, but I've guesstimated his birthdate as 7/24/18, which makes him 9 months, 1 week, and 5 days old.
I'm excited for him hitting a pound a bit before he turns one year old... if things stay on track.