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August 30, 2009 RES turtle size

After a period of over a year and a half of not measuring my red eared slider turtles – I finally measured them again. Measuring the length of their carapace (straight carapace length or SCL) they are: 5 and 7/8 inches – Rex 5 and 7/8 inches – Cinderella that’s a big jump from when […]

February 15 size

During a fit of boredom today, I measured the turtles. Measuring the length of their carapace they are: 2 and 11/16 inches – Rex 2 and 1/2 (2 and 8/16) inches – Cinderella They’ve grown in the past two months…the growth rates have slowed, but it hasn’t stopped. And it won’t for a while.

December 23 size

It’s AG’s birthday. Happy birthday my AG!!! During routine tank maintenance today, I measured the turtles. Measuring the length of their carapace they are: 2 and 3/8 (6/16) inches – Rex 2 and 1/4 (2 and 4/16) inches – Cinderella They both grew since the last measurement. Cool!! I really hate to see them grow […]

December 9 size

During routine tank maintenance today, I measured the turtles. Measuring the length of their carapace they are: 2 and 5/16 inches – Rex 2 and 1/8 (2 and 2/16) inches – Cinderella Cinderella hasn’t grown in the three weeks since my last measurement. It’s pretty weird since her carapace felt a bit pyramided. Rex’s was […]

November 18 size

During routine tank maintenance yesterday, I measured them… Measuring the length of their carapace they are: 2 and 1/4 (2 and 4/16) inches – Rex 2 and 1/8 (2 and 2/16) inches – Cinderella Sometime in early November, they started being fed every other day as they are no longer hatchlings (below 2″).