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MORE PHOTOS OF OUR SULCATA TORTOISE

Bath Time!

 

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Too big for his old soaking dish


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Mocha loves bananas

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Mocha with our male Radiata (Soda)

 

 


Sulcata Tortoise Growth Rate

Below are photos of Mocha that show his growth over the years, May 2007. In just 3 years, he grew from 2.5 inches to more than 12 inches!

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Since 1999, I've always kept an Excel file chart for all my tortoises. Everytime I have time, I measure their length and weight. So I'm sharing some of Mocha's data along with some pictures.

 

sulcata april 2007 sulcata may 2007 sulcata august 2007April, May and August 2007:

 

sulcata april 2008 sulcata may 2008 sulcata aug 2008April, May and August 2008:

 

sulcata march 2009 sulcata may 2009 sulcata Nov 2009March, May, November 2009:

 

sulcata feb 2010
February 2010:

 


Teasing Mocha with an Okra

Mocha loves food so much! He is always hungry. His cuteness is beyond words. I'll let the photos do the talking.

Mocha the Sulcata Tortoise

Mocha the Sulcata Tortoise

Mocha the Sulcata Tortoise

Mocha the Sulcata Tortoise

Mocha the Sulcata Tortoise

Mocha the Sulcata Tortoise

Mocha the Sulcata Tortoise

Mocha the Sulcata Tortoise

Mocha the Sulcata Tortoise

 

November 2009 Random Photos

Here are some of Mocha's best pictures which I took on November of 2009.

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Mocha and the Gang

Here are pictures of Mocha (my favorite Sulcata) along with other Sulcatas in the same batch. As you can see, Mocha has the smoothest shell of all. It's strange because all of them have the same diet, environment and routine. As you know, there are a lot of heated debates about causes of pyramiding especially on Sulcatas. I guess from Mocha's example, pyramiding is not only dependent on diet or environment but on their genes as well. It seems that some tortoises are less prone to pyramiding than others.

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