You can see her size here since I'm holding her. The tan lines around the darker patches are getting bigger which is good. Means she is eating well and developing. She will probably grow another 1 -2 inches in length.
Turtle soup??? LOL I soak her for 15 min on Mon, Wed, and Fri. This way she get the water she needs. She actually is a very clean tortoise and will do her business in the water and not very often in her tank. She never is all that happy about being in there lol.
Up close and personal lol. Once I move a bit away she starts walking around the bowl trying to figure a way out lol. She isn't quite as outgoing as my sister's Greek Tortoise Tommie. But my sis has had Tommie longer than I've had Czarina.
She gets fed Mon-Fri and occasionally Sat or Sun if she gets very active over the weekend. It was a proud moment when she actually walked right up to the glass and stomped her little feet letting me know she was hungry.
On the menu collard greens (they were out of turnip greens which she prefers), romaine lettuce (she also likes red leafed lettuces) and her all time favorite dandelion leaves. I normally can get the dandelion leaves at Fiesta but they have been out the last couple of weeks, so got this batch from Whole Foods (organic anyone lol). I also sprinkle on a bit of calcium powder to help with her shell and joints.
I normally give her more food than she will eat in one sitting since she likes to graze in the morning and I normally feed her around 5pm.