my turtles growth record

This is where I will summarize the growth of Rex and Cinderella, my red-eared slider turtles. This is the record of the growth of their straight carapace length over time:

(To make comparing size easier, all measurements are in sixteenths of an inch)

September 14 Rex 1- 8/16″ Cinderella 1- 5/16″
September 23 Rex 1- 9/16″ Cinderella 1- 7/16″
September 30 Rex 1-12/16″ Cinderella 1- 8/16″
October 7 Rex 1-14/16″ Cinderella 1- 8/16″
October 28 Rex 2-2/16″ Cinderella 1-14/16″
November 18 Rex 2-4/16″ Cinderella 2-2/16″
December 9 Rex 2-5/16″ Cinderella 2-2/16″
December 23 Rex 2-6/16″ Cinderella 2-4/16″

February 15 Rex 2-11/16″ Cinderella 2-8/16″


6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. pelf  |  December 10, 2007 at 9:25 am

    You may easily key in your growth data into an Excel sheet and generate the growth curve for your turtles. Excel makes it very easy in such that each time you add a new point, the growth curve will automatically add the new points in šŸ™‚

    Good luck!

  • 2. forlogos  |  December 10, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    That’s what I used to do, even posted graphs and all. Having to convert the graphs into a .JPG and uploading it all the time was too much extra work though…but thank you!

  • 3. boris  |  August 21, 2008 at 3:10 am

    how long should a turtle be at the age of 4?

  • 4. erin  |  August 29, 2008 at 4:10 am

    im going to get a turtle in a few days im so happy

  • 5. forlogos  |  August 29, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    ooh, very nice!! Do share some pictures when you do!

  • 6. forlogos  |  August 29, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Boris, it’s hard to tell because it depends on what and how much you feed, and even then different turtles have different growth rates.

    My turtles for example, get fed the exact same food and the same amount, but Rex grows much faster than Cinderella – and they’re the same species too!


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