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1 24th May 16:20
echo
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Hey Joe, where is that chart of the twins weight, I want to compare it
to my girls, whom I just weighed, Is it on yahoo or your Russian tort
site and under which catagory, I've been looking all morning. ~Echo


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2 24th May 16:20
joe heinen
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http://russiantortoise.org/tortoise_twins.htm
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3 24th May 16:20
echo
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Thanks Joe, That link got me there, so at 19 months my girls weigh
133 & 137 grams, so that seems about right you think? I was going to
cut back on there food a little cuz I though they were maybe growing
to fast, thus the slightly quilted shell, but maybe there growing
just fine. Their weight a month ago was 119 & 126, so thats 14 grms
and 11 grms weight gain in a month, is that OK? Thank you, Echo
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4 24th May 16:21
joe heinen
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Its not so much an age thing. What you need to do is measure the length and
compare that to the weight.


I was going to

again it really depnds on growth in length. But 14g in a moth doesn't seem
excessive

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5 24th May 16:28
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Hi Joe,
Have I got it wrong? I thought they were supposed to put on about 2g
a month, and have been struggling to keep Boris's growth to that.

Nina


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6 24th May 16:32
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Hey Joe, Harmony is 85mm and 133 grms & Sundancer is 85mm & 137
grms, so it looks like there about the same as twin #2 at 15 months,
but mine are 19 months, is that still OK? Should I keep them going
at about 10 grms weight gain a month? ~Echo
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7 24th May 16:32
joe heinen
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Slow growth is best.

I am never all that concerened about weight if the growth in mm is steady
and slow. A large weight gain from one month to the next may just be the
tort not pooping this week.

I try to look at the overall picture. How does the hatchling look and is it
growing? Has it lost weight. Is the weight for its size in the right
"neighborhood" ?

The growth record is just a reference point. This year I will track more
hatchlings to get a better "trend"
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8 24th May 16:34
nina curtis
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Thanks Joe, that makes sense. I wish I knew how old Boris is. I was
told he's around 4 years old, but at 79 mm and 116 gms I think he
might be younger. He doesn't seem to be growing in mm that much (4 or
5 mm since last June), so I'm glad his weight hasn't shot up too much.

Nina
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