Our little Rocket has turned two on 25th August. I could not believe that it has only been a year and a day since we brought her home.
We had a lot of fun in the past year – watching her „surf“ her food bowl every morning, run perimeter checks of her tortoise table, climb her house and rocket down to face plant into the substrate, growing her food and letting her explore the lawns in front of our building, introducing her to our little niece and of course worrying about her when something doesn´t look quite right, because she is our little baby.
I am also very proud and happy that she is growing, slowly but surely. At least once a month I weigh her on kitchen scales and use digital calipers to measure the straight length of her carapace (the top half of the shell).
|As you can see in the picture above, the difference is not huge, but it is there! The box is a smallest one of a set from Paperchase and is added there for visual reference.|
August 2016: • Weight: 94g
• Straight length of carapace: 76.3mm
August 2017: • Weight: 151g
• Straight length of carapace: 88.56 mm