Soft shell

by Sharmaleen
(Sri Lanka)

Why is my one year old star tortisues shell soft?

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Aug 25, 2009
Oh dear!
by: Anonymous

hi, you should give your totoise a tank with a uvb light and heat lamp and then sprinkle reptiluxe calci-phos on the food then he/she should keep healthy!

Aug 20, 2009
soft shell tortoise
by: Anonymous

A soft shell means the tortoise does not have enough calcium. It needs to get calcium in its diet. But besides that, it needs sunlight to metabolize the calcium. If your tortoise does not get enough sunlight, you have to provide UVB light. A pet shop should have this sort of light and be able to tell you how to set it up.

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