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Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:57 pm   Niko's growth progress...

Thought I might make a permanent post I can use here to display Nikos growth progress.

Today was the first time I weighed him in almost a year and if I'm not bein to cocky my boy's doin grrrrreat !

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Thoughs / opinions ?

As far as updating goes, I figure I'll make a new reply to this every 2 months if not every month.

Edit: I also just realized I've had him for almost 3yrs (2yrs 8mo to be exact).
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:51 pm   Re: Niko's growth progress...

Great idea! A lot of people ask about guestimations for how long they grow or how old their turtle might be. It would be cool if we could get several participants!
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:05 pm   Re: Niko's growth progress...

Most people when I posted this before were like (I wish I started this when mine was young). I don't really know what made me do it, I just did it but have been lacking some times it keeping it current but I figure if I do it at the very least every 3 months it will give good growth rates. Mind you though each turtle grows in their own unique way but Niko seems to be doin great IMO.

Edit: Size should never really determine age even though it can give a fair idea.
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Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:00 pm   Re: Niko's growth progress...

Thanks for the update. I think there's a topic somewhere with some sizes/ages/weights, though not nearly as frequent as your record keeping.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:34 am   Re: Niko's growth progress...

steve wrote:Thanks for the update. I think there's a topic somewhere with some sizes/ages/weights, though not nearly as frequent as your record keeping.

Well I use to crete topics like this from time to time but never have a consolodated one, that's what I plan on doin with this one though. Making it Nikos permanent growth charting post. Like I said, if I can remember I'll try to update it once a month / every two months.

I also don't post here as much as I use to which is something else I'm trying to change.
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Post Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:58 pm   Re: Niko's growth progress...

Any and all updates are great. Also good to see a long-time members popup once in awhile :)
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:06 am   Re: Niko's growth progress...

steve wrote:Any and all updates are great. Also good to see a long-time members popup once in awhile :)

Lol, accidentally reported my reply.

I sort of forgot about the site for a while but I'll try to be more active.
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1 x Male Rio Grande RES named Niko (knee-co) - Growth Chart - DOB 7/03/2008 (Owned since 9/24/2008)
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:46 pm   Re: Niko's growth progress...

I wana hijack my own post for a minute and sidetrack for a min.

Given where Nikos at in age and size I should only be feeding what, every other day with like veggies / calcium between feedings ?

(Only posted this here because of the posted growth chart.)
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:20 pm   Re: Niko's growth progress...

Veggies can be given every day, pellets every other day (or half the amount everyday). He should have enough calcium from that.
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:42 pm   Re: Niko's growth progress...

steve wrote:He should have enough calcium from that.
Should work then since I still can't locate any cuttlebone or something that doesnt have backing.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:30 am   Re: Niko's growth progress...

You can cut the backing off. I get my cuttlebone in the bird section for like a quarter
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:22 pm   Re: Niko's growth progress...

sflemin2 wrote:You can cut the backing off. I get my cuttlebone in the bird section for like a quarter

To much of a PIA for me, I'd rather just pay a bit extra for cuttlebone thats already had it removed. Just can't find it and I know it's sold somewhere.
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3 x Cats (Orange Tabi, Black n Gray Tabi & Black Long Hair)
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Niko: → Feed Me ← (Updated 6/10/11)
Cats: Cat Food ;-p
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:05 pm   Re: Niko's growth progress...

You should order it online then. Amazon has stuff like that for cheap
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:55 pm   Re: Niko's growth progress...

What did you use to weigh your turtle? I don't think normal scales can weigh something small like a turtle.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:38 pm   Re: Niko's growth progress...

Ranger The Red Ear Slider wrote:What did you use to weigh your turtle? I don't think normal scales can weigh something small like a turtle.

Kitchen scale, measures in grams and ounces.
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Niko: → Feed Me ← (Updated 6/10/11)
Cats: Cat Food ;-p
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