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Odin (sulcata) thinks spring is delicious!

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  1. Odin's Gma

    Odin's Gma Well-Known Member

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    It's still early here in MN, (getting into the mid 60's when we are lucky) so there is nothing but grass and weeds, and Odin is completely okay with that! Soon we will be gardening and there will be so much more deliciousness for his.
    He has also put on a few pounds over the winter, literally. He was about 5 pounds at the end of last summer and now weighs 8.14 pounds just a month shy of his third birthday.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    He's looking great! 8 pounds??? Wow. Time for you to start introducing some grass hay to Mr. Odin's diet. You're gonna need it come fall. :)
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    I started over this past winter, I wanted to get ahead of it so he didn't decide my hands looked a little too tasty! :eek:
    I dried a bunch of leaves and clippings from his summer garden and mixed them with hay and 2-4 times a week I would soak some with Mazuri and throw it over his fresh foods. He adored it!
    Over the summer I am going to gradually phase out more and more of the Mazuri so hopefully by this winter he will eat it as is. And throughout the summer I will continue to dry garden greens to mix with the hay also.
    At the beginning of this past winter I had an entire paper grocery bag filled with dried and shredded garden clippings (which we mixed with hay as we used it). We went through almost the whole bag, so I am aiming for 3 bags of clippings for this coming winter?
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    Dare I say, Mr. Odin looks a bit less grumpy than usual!
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    It was short lived. When we brought him in he was plenty grumpy! :rolleyes:
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    He is so big now! In your profile picture he looks so tiny. Keep the Odin updates coming!
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    May I suggest 5 bags? :D
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    Franco F Active Member Tortoise Club

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    Wow. Stunning photos!
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    Wow he looks awesome!
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    He looks good u should post them online #olivetherussiantortoise
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    Omg!!! He has GROWN so much!!!!
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    What a handsome little man!!!
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    The other day we were out again and had to dig the entrance to his burrow a bit deeper. You can see by his face that he does not appreciate humans burrowing abilities.
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    He is gorgeous!!!!!
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    I still can't get over how quickly he's grown! Boy, how time flies. I see you really had to dig out his enclosure opening!! He's still looking pretty cute with that baby face! ;)
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    Great pics
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    Great pics. He reminds me of my old science teacher, very sophisticated and knowledgeable.
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    In his spare (non-eating time) he is working hard to remodel his burrow, apparently that dirt goes over there. I guess we will never learn. :rolleyes:
    In other news, the larger he gets the more social he gets! He is letting us regularly rub his head and touch his legs, which was next to impossible before. He also seems to enjoy a nice shell rub.
    Such a spoiled tort. :tort::<3:
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