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#1 Lucy-lou123


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Posted 09 September 2012 - 06:06 PM

Hi guys, me AGAIN!!!

Now I know Im overly worried 90% of the time and I'm sure Herman does things on purpose just as I start to relax and think I'm doing ok but I noticed today that it looks like his beak is abit over grown, I can't upload a pic but I've looked on the Internet and its no we're near as bad as any I've seen, just a little tiny bit sticking out looking like there's a little gap between his top and bottom beak.
Is this normal or is is due to something I'm doing wrong??

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:14 PM

If your tortoise really is only three weeks old, it's not going to have an overgrown beak unless it is a deformity. I am guessing this poor little chap still has the egg tooth though from hatching. Forgive my shocked tones, but I am just amazed - my own tortoises don't go to new homes until the following year. Sometimes they go at three months but only to experienced keepers. Does this little one have a healed naval scar? Do you have any photos?

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 10:34 PM

Oh is it, sorry - senior moment lol

#4 jay


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Posted 10 September 2012 - 08:49 PM

like Ozric says feed your tort on some slate or rock also putting some cuttlefish in your torts enclosure for your tort to bite on this will help.

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