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#1 den2908

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:59 PM

Hello,
I have noticed this growth ridge around the marginal scutes of my two hermanns. Is it normal for it to be raised like this? Im guessing not.:(
They are bathed everyday and live on topsoil table when indoors.
They have Neckton msa supplement.
Diet of weeds.
Combination arcadia lamp and t5 bulb.
They are hibernated.
Could i be overfeeding?
I am so worried ive done something wrong.
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:56 PM

Does anyone know?

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 05:48 PM

Hi Denise,
I don't think the cause of the problem is a health one. Something could be wrong with their environment or eating habits. Have you checked the UV levels of your lamps? Do you regularly water the topsoil? How much do you feed them? Young torts can get growth spurts from time to time. This could account for the raised scutes. I don't think the problem is a serious one. Anyway, I have probably asked more questions than I have given answers. Hopefully, there will be others along shortly who may have a better idea. Take care.
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Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:34 PM

I would suggest it is most likely a humidity issue. Is the soil deep enough to dig down into overnight?



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 08:17 PM

It hasn't happened much recently but I water their enclosure every night... It helps with the seed/plant growth, but also with humidity. I also water inside the outside homes and hides to make sure the soil is not too dry x x. Hugs x

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:26 PM

Yes, I do water their soil and give baths as well. The soil is deep enough and they have learnt to dig down...they didnt used to when I first got them but they do now. I think i might be overfeeding. I noticed some people dont feed everyday and ive just looked at their weights and since feb they have been putting on 7g a month...gulp. Although when measured over the year..with hibernation included, this averages out at 3g per month.
Confused.




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