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#1 Guest_sarahlee110_*

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 11:25 AM

Hey!

I was wondering, i don't know if this is silly question or not, but is there anything you can put on a tortoise's shell to make it stronger or just to shine and clean it up a bit? Perhaps some sort of oil?

Any advice would be much appreciated!
Thanks,
Sarah




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Posted 16 July 2007 - 04:34 PM

hi sarah

no def. no products of any kind. just good old water :D

when u bathe your torts sometimes they like a spinkle of warmish shower water sprinkled and will raise their heads. apart from water dont apply anything else. to make stornger shells nutrabol and cuttlefish are the things to use. add this to their food tho and not the shells :D


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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:12 PM

i agree ..dont put anything on a torties shell


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Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:28 PM

i put warm water on matrix's shell and hers goes really shiny.
matrix below :)




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Posted 17 July 2007 - 11:22 AM

Wow, thanks for all the replies and so quick too!
Will give the warm water ago. Also had forgotten about cuttlefish but i'll definately get some in now for him.

Great photo Andrew, Matrix really does look really good!
Thanks again!!
Sarah


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 10:30 PM

young torts have a naturally shiny shell with much deeper colours these will fade as the tort gets older but oiling the shell can be harmfull as torts have heat exchangers in their shells and can absorb any substances put on them into their bodies and oil can stop the exchangers working properly, plu they wouldn,t get oiled in their native state.





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