Twins? What do I do? They’re both alive !

Toddrickfl1

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Hi everyone ! The twins are separated and doing well! They are both walking around although one is super tiny.. I have been trying to feed it water blended greens to give him some nutrients.. any advice ? Also just found out the bigger one has a deformity on his back legs where it’s facing outwards? He’s still crawling around the incubator just fine.
Oh my goodness look at that little guy!
 

Sue Ann

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Hi everyone ! The twins are separated and doing well! They are both walking around although one is super tiny.. I have been trying to feed it water blended greens to give him some nutrients.. any advice ? Also just found out the bigger one has a deformity on his back legs where it’s facing outwards? He’s still crawling around the incubator just fine.
Super cute!
 

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Hi everyone ! I’m from Northern California, we are planning to hold on the the twins longer before finding them a forever home. I am hoping to find someone with experience for the little one with the special feet, so if there’s anyone you know or if you are interested in adopting the special baby please let me know ! :)
 

ITSJOYCEDUH

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I had the leg problem with a hatchling sulcata. I raised the back portion of the shell to force the legs to stretch to touch the ground. The umbilicus should probably heal first. My tort wasn't as small so I modified a plastic water bottle cap shaped as a wedge so as not too troublesome with substrate and taped it around the body. Good luck.
Ooh thank you! I’ll try to figure something out
 

ITSJOYCEDUH

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Hi everyone ! I’m from Northern California, we are planning to hold on the the twins longer before finding them a forever home. I am hoping to find someone with experience for the little one with the special feet, so if there’s anyone you know or if you are interested in adopting the special baby please let me know ! :)
Hi everyone ! I’m from Northern California, we are planning to hold on the the twins longer before finding them a forever home. I am hoping to find someone with experience for the little one with the special feet, so if there’s anyone you know or if you are interested in adopting the special baby please let me know ! :)
We decided to keep the special twins!
 

Krista S

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Thank you so much for the update!! 😍😍 I’m so happy to see they’re both alive and well. Just out of curiosity, how big (or little) is the little one and what is its weight?
 

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I glad to hear that both of of twins are doing fine, I just can't believe how little the small one is. GREAT JOB
 

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How do the legs of the large tortoise move in water or being held? Thinking physical therapy may help. I had one like this and raised the back end (folded tape base and wrapped it around the body) to force the legs to stretch to reach the ground. Took a while but fixed the problem. Your dedication comes through here so I know this special guy will get all the help it needs. Good luck!
Mine was larger when I discovered it needed help.
 

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