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#1 Piddy123

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:52 AM

Hi,

I have just noticed these white lines on the underneath of Marlene and wondered if it was the start of shell rot?

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 08:55 AM

Sorry forgot the attachment

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:32 AM

If you mean the lighter coloured areas, then no, this is just fast growth. What does the tortoise look like from above. Russians are greedy tortoises and will grow too fast if overfed. A pic of above will help to determine this ;)



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:09 AM

As sue said looks perfectly normal to me
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:28 PM

Thanks for your replies. Was just a little worried as I'd not spotted these white lines before. I have attached a pic of her from above. She seems quite smooth.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

What species is this please?



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:48 PM

She is a hermann boettgeri

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:39 PM

Marlene look's a cute little tort, :)  :)

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:11 AM

Thanks Jayne, she is very mischievous. Always busy exploring in places you wouldn't think she could get to.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:39 AM

She is a hermann boettgeri

I was thinking it looked hybrid but could be wrong of course ;)






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