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Correst size/weight??
Posted: 30/08/2010 by dewly

Can any one help please???
I have just measured and weighed my 2 two year old spur thigh's, Alfie and Daisy and they are both 7cm long and weigh 94g. I have worked out the Jackson Ratio and it comes to 0.274. What am I supposed to do with this figure now please to ensure they are the correct weight?
Thank you

Re: Correst size/weight??
Posted: 30/08/2010 by tortoise7

Hi Julie
Are you sure that the length and weights are correct? if they are then they alot heavier than they should be. What are you feeding them and how much?
Just to give you some guidance
0.16 = could possibly need a visit to the vet - underweight 
0.17 - 0.20 = desirable weight
 0.21 and over  = overweight
I am to keep my baby at 0.18 - 0.19 and the my big girl 0.19-0.20 more to the 0.20 getting near hibernation time.
Hope this gives you some idea of how to keep their weight under control, will try and help further once I know how and what they being fed on. Just one more question, what is there set up?
Jane, Keya & Molly

Re: Correst size/weight??
Posted: 31/08/2010 by dewly

Thank you Jane, Keya and Molly
Just checking again and the above weights and lengths are correct. Really worried now. They are in a large tortoise table and they also have a large enclousure outside.
I feed them every day - lots of different types of dandilions and some times they have some rocket.
Please help. What should I be doing now? I've worked out that they have grown 2cm in the last 12 months and gained 34 grammes. I thought that was fine as was told that they should gain 3 grammes a month ;-(
Thank you


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