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Mazuri-raised 5-yr-old sulcata pic

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Posted by: WK at Fri Jun 22 13:30:45 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by WK ]  
   

I went by the pet store I mentioned in a post below and took a shot of the sulcata that was fed a diet made up mostly of Mazuri tortoise chow. The store employee told me the tort is about 5 years old and between 60 and 70 pounds. In my opinion, this animal shows minimal pyramiding. It has a bowl that is kept full of tortoise chow at all times. The pen substrate is dry hay. Someone mentioned in a post below that pyramiding may be related to humidity level. This is interesting because this pet store has lots of aquariums and the air in the store is subsequently very humid. There are several large pythons there and I've never seen one with an incomplete shed sticking to it (meaning the humidity was adequate enough to allow normal shedding). Maybe the low humidity / pyramiding theory has some substance?

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WK


   

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