russian tortoise

by Martin

there seems to be a chunk of the bottom of my tortoises shell missing. there is no new "scale" or peice of shell (im not sure what to call it) growing into its place. what could this be from? she crawls over the edge of her ceramic pool into the corner, and i was thinking maybe it rubs it the wrong way, and it chipped? if so, what should i do?

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Jan 31, 2011
Missing Scute
by: Shelly

Are you talking about the whole scute, or just a covering layer?

Can you see the inside of the tortoise? If you can, get to a vet as soon as possible.

Even if you are just worried, you may want to see a vet. That way, you can be reassured that everything is OK, and if it's not, you will have the help of a professional to advise you.

Keep it slow and steady.

Jan 31, 2011
russian tortoise
by: madhoora

your tortoise need a vet. seems that your tortoise has hurted itself.

Jan 29, 2011
Russian Tortoises
by: Anonymous

Please take you Tortoise to a Vet ASAP, she needs help...this may also create a possibility for infection if not cared for asap...

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