a chip in pattern

i have a leopard tortoise which has a minor chip in the pattern

1. will it grow back in over time and
2. if the crust like material around the chip how do i get rid of that?

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Jul 17, 2011
it will be fine.
by: Jen

Small chips in the shell usually grow in without incident. Use betadine or an antibiotic ointment on the chip to keep it clean and from getting infected. If an infection occurs it can often travel below the shutes and remain undetected and pose serious risk.

Jul 16, 2011
What do you mean
by: Anonymous

What do you mean by the word pattern? Is your animal missing a scale? Or are you talking about something else entirely?

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