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#1 julieoggy

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 10:56 AM

Hi all, we have two Hermans they were born on june 2015 , when we got them in November  they were both very similar size , now Joggy has over took Toggy by a very large amount , they both seem to be eating about the same amount, does anyone have any idea why this could be ,

 

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 12:37 PM

Hi John, Julie,

What's both of their weights now. :)



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Posted 06 March 2016 - 09:33 PM

Hi all, we have two Hermans they were born on june 2015 , when we got them in November  they were both very similar size , now Joggy has over took Toggy by a very large amount , they both seem to be eating about the same amount, does anyone have any idea why this could be ,
 
Thank you , John, Julie


If they were hatched June 2015 their moral weights would still be less than 50 gms. Some do grow faster than others, but the key lies in what you are feeding to a point. Are you supplementing? Over the winter months they should gain very little, if anything at all to replicate the hibernation period.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 08:39 PM

Hi everyone sorry for the late reply, we weighed them both tonight and the results were worrying , Toggy has lost weight but Joggy on the other hand (or shell) has put lots on,

 

Joggy,

8th Dec - 80g

1st Jan - 86g

11th Feb - 110g

8th Mar - 116g

 

Toggy

8th Dec - 62g

1st Jan - 67g

11th Feb - 72g

8th Mar - 65g

Any advice would be great please.

 

 

Thanks

Julie & John



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Posted 10 March 2016 - 08:11 PM

I suspect Joggy is getting getting more share of the food. Joggy is putting on weight too quickly. I have a couple the same age and are 22 and 23g.
Try and restrict the amount of food. I weigh mine weekly. It's a good early indication and you can adjust their food accordingly. They should put on very little weight over the winter.

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 05:38 AM

Hi everyone sorry for the late reply, we weighed them both tonight and the results were worrying , Toggy has lost weight but Joggy on the other hand (or shell) has put lots on,

 

Joggy,

8th Dec - 80g

1st Jan - 86g

11th Feb - 110g

8th Mar - 116g

 

Toggy

8th Dec - 62g

1st Jan - 67g

11th Feb - 72g

8th Mar - 65g

Any advice would be great please.

 

 

Thanks

Julie & John

Hi John, Julie,

Sorry I've just seen this, really both are growing a little too fast Toggy is double the size of my 2015 hatchlings and Joggy is a lot bigger than my 2 year olds ( just to give you an idea :) )  what is it your feeding them, also how often, do you feed them together, I have a couple of small hatchlings that are about 22g I feed these separate from the bigger ones, do you have any pictures of them. :)



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Posted 12 March 2016 - 10:36 PM

hi sorry for late reply, here are some pictures for you ,

do you have any idea of the sex of them too ,

 

Thank you , John , Julie

 

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 12:11 AM

The bigger one has far too much fast growth, shown by the lighter coloured growth lines. Both are displaying as female presently but that could change as they grow larger.

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:00 AM

hi sorry for late reply, here are some pictures for you ,

do you have any idea of the sex of them too ,

 

Thank you , John , Julie

 

Their both lovely, it would be best to slow the growth a little though, what diet are you feeding at the minute. :)



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:33 PM

Thanks for the comments, Karen , we are feeding them on baby leaf and rocket at the moment , any advice on any other diet  or how we could look after them better would be great ,

 

Thank you, John , Julie



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Posted 14 March 2016 - 10:26 AM

Hi John, Julie,

It's best to feed them a natural diet of weeds and plants, the odd bit of lettuce is ok but not best as their main diet as it's like junk food to them, there's quite a few weeds about at the minute, you might find this helpful on what to feed  http://www.tortsmad.com/diet.htm and this is a really good book to help with id  http://www.tlady.clara.net/id16.htm hope that helps. :)  






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