Baby sulcata bruised?
Baby Bowser's shell
My girlfriend bought a baby sulcata from a reptile swap for $65 and he looked pretty good when we got him. He was about 2-2.5" in diameter. As time went on, he got less active and less hungry. Also hasn't grown at all (been about 3 or 4 months maybe a little longer). She took care of him like a baby, everything from vitamins to uv lighting and a huge cage. When I went to soak him, I noticed he was dead. Turned him over and his shell has a black bruise looking mark (about 1 cm) and the bottom of the shell is pretty soft, softer than when first bought. She's going to be devastated when she gets back from work, but I was hoping to get an idea of what may have happened, as we cannot afford a vet visit right now.