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#1 laurenh

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:25 AM

Hi can anyone give an idea on these pink lines? Iv read up that they are growth lines. My torts have had alot of sun this summer, and I have also introt many more weeds and flowers.
(I appreciate the pink isnt too clear in the pics)

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:31 AM

Hi lauren my torts have this too,i wouldnt worry to much as theyve always had this and i also keep them by the book
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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:39 AM

I find its more visable in my younger torts but the adults not so much so,i used to worry about it thinking it maybe due to dehydration or something but ive always kept mine outside so theres not much chance of that happening,some1 with more experience might be able to tell you more

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:53 PM

Perfectly normal so long as the pink areas are uniform and not focused on one area. Too fast growth can cause it in youngsters, but it can happen in older ones too. Just be careful if cleaning them, that you do not rub this area (and never scrub the area) as it is very sensitive, the pink areas being new growth and full of new blood vessels which can easily be damaged.



#5 laurenh

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 05:23 PM

Thanks both of you for your help! Eases my mind alot!

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:28 PM

Thanks sue i never knew what this was either,as they say you never stop learning :)

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 09:19 PM

Thanks sue i never knew what this was either,as they say you never stop learning :)

True enough, Matt. We are all of us learning all the time.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:40 AM

Glad these forums are here or I think id go mental! So worrying!

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:09 AM

Yes certainly freddy,glad theres experienced keepers like you lot to help us along as tort keeping can be very worrying at times :/ yes lauren ive asked many of questions on here with worry but have all been answered with great experience and it puts my mind at rest knowing its coming from some of the best keepers in the uk :)

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:04 AM

:)




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