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#1 Phantom89

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 12:13 PM

Hi folks

The last few weeks i have started to notice the edges of Mortimer's shell have changed colour and look a bit jaggedy. They are not soft or anything like that but i can't find anything on whether something is medically wrong or not :/

Last august he moved to a bigger table so i dont know if his changed in environment has affected this.

I will jump on my computer shortly to add pictures as i am currently on my phone atm.

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#2 Phantom89

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 12:36 PM

Pictures now attached

 

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#3 pompeypoole

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 05:00 PM

The lighter area at the edge is new growth. Normal in a growing tortoise. The light area is keratin growth on each scute. In slow growing tortoises it should be kept to a minimum.

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 09:00 AM

He just looks as though he has been growing extremely fast in an indoor environment. Over winter, if not hibernated, his growth should be almost nothing and just a few grams a month over summer, to prevent over thickening of the shell. What age and weight is he and what is he fed?




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