lip on red footed tortoise cracked

My red footed tortoise has its lower lip looking like it is cracked or something. What could be the problem?

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Jan 16, 2014
by: Jennifer C.

My red foot had verydry cracked looking skin and I started using vitashell. Worked wonders! Rubbed it on shell and skin.

Aug 10, 2012
for fragile shells and beak..
by: Anonymous

Uhm, I think lack of calcium and uv or D3 light is the problem.. I think you should take it outside when its sunny.. Just remember to put some part of his pool shaded to avoid overheating..

Nov 07, 2011
Beak problem
by: Anon Omous

This sounds like a calcium problem to me. If you buy a supplement and feed it to him/her it should go away, but just keep watching it for any persistent symptoms. If that happens take your tortoise to the vet immediately.

Jul 16, 2011
Cracke lip
by: Anonymous

I don't know how it happened, but you need to keep it clean. You evenmight want to put some anticeptic on it.

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