Weighing and Measuring your Tortoise, Tortoise Observation Chart – The Tortoise table
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This is a great link for showing you how to measure a tortoise properly. The
Straight Carapace Length is what most keepers and vets should be using and makes everything the same. It also shows you how to get a more accurate weight for tortys that move around a lot.
Its a good idea to track your tortoises growth and weight. Weigh them after their bath and a poop to make sure its always roughly the same conditions. Phoebe is weighed weekly as she regularly lays eggs, and an increase in weight can indicate i need to give her some extra care just in case. Button is a baby so i measure her every fortnight to ensure she’s growing. And adult male George is weighed monthly as he’s a healthy male and unlikely to grow further 🙂 Weighing daily or any more than that tends to just make me worry about natural fluctuations.