May 12, 2017

Growth chart

When my little buddy first arrived, I was disappointed at how little information was available about the expected growth rate for Hermann’s tortoises.  So I decided to keep a more detailed growth chart myself.

Most people will just track mass and length.  So, here’s mass:

And here’s length:

Volume is estimated as though Rover is a half ellipsoid with the dimensions of his shell.

And just for my own peace of mind, I check that his density doesn’t change too dramatically over time, indicating some kind of health issue (or perhaps just a very deep hibernation, but that’s difficult for him to do here).


Raw data below.


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