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#1 ST+SJ

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:07 AM

Can any one help? I want to know what this white stuff is and is it anything to worry about?
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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:09 PM

Urates..... perfectly normal. :)

 

They should be soft and the consistency of toothpaste. If at all gritty, up the hydration by giving more frequent baths and ensure that the humidity levels are O.K to avoid dehydration.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

Can any one help? I want to know what this white stuff is and is it anything to worry about?
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It's urates, excess uric acid, but it should be liquid/slimy, never bordering solid or powdery. You can improve situations by bathing your tortoise more regularly and increasing the humidity where he lives ;)

 

 

Oops, sorry replied without looking at other replies - same advice though almost :)



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 02:05 PM

Thank you both for this information.




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