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Old 17-05-2015, 08:00 PM
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Hello,

My Marginated Tortoise (Glitch) is roughly 9 months old, I'm worried by his rapid growth compared to the weight many post about their tortoises on here who are a lot older!

Glitch certainly doesn't seem disactive and has a decent set up, bowel movements are fine.

Eats a 'shell' size of greens a day OK'd by the tortoise table database.

WEIGHT RECORD

Monday 06/10/14
25g
N/a
Monday 13/10/14
29g
N/a
Monday 20/10/14
31g
N/a
Monday 4/11/14
35g
53.2mm
Tuesday 11/11/14
36g
54.1mm
Monday 14/11/14
34g
53.2mm
Monday 16/12/14
41g
N/a
Monday 29/12/14
47g
57mm
Monday05/01/15
49g
59mm
Friday160115
51g
60.4mm
Sunday 080215
62g
64.3mm
Saturday 04/04/2015
63g
69.9mm
Saturday 25/04/2015
76g
Satuday 16/05/2015
82g
72mm

Picture of Glitch, shell growth looks normal to me with no signs of pyramiding?


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Thanks

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Old 18-05-2015, 07:41 AM
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he's a lovely looking tort and i wouldn't worry about his growth rate, we all grow differently and so do torts, if he's going outside in the summer, if we get one, and has natural grazing then don't give him extra on those days. Make sure he has plenty of space to move around he'll burn calories the same as us and if you think he's not getting enough or is being greedy then try splitting his food into two meals or putting it in a couple of different places and don't cut or tear it up let him do that, but you can't be going far wrong as he looks lovely.
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Old 18-05-2015, 12:49 PM
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Thank you Ann.
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