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My 3-toed's color improving dramatically

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Posted by: curtis9980 at Fri Jun 18 10:47:58 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by curtis9980 ]  
   

I adopted my 3-toed, Rusty, two years ago last week. And his color, both his skin and his shell has improved from year to year, and even month to month. But as I was just sitting out watching them 10 minutes ago, Rusty was out straining his neck to see if I was going to throw any food his way, when I realized just how dramatically his color has brightened this year. His whole neck is covered in orange, yellow, black and tan spots. His legs have bright yellow spots and even the top of his carapace is starting to show yellow striations and speckles.

I'm sure it's a combination of a much better diet than he was receiving, an outdoor enclosure and the fact that he is in his first full year of sexual maturity (just guessing from the number of times I "walk in on him" flexing his, ahem, muscle).

Just thought I would share. I felt like a proud parent.




   

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