soft tortoise shell

by petra

i have my tortois about 1year now it,s shell went very soft wat dit i do wrong

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May 08, 2009
soft tortoise shell
by: Emily

you need a uv light for your turtles shell to go hard

Apr 27, 2009
Soft Tortoise Shell Cure
by: Shelly

The soft tortoise shell is probably because your tortoise does not have enough calcium or light. It could very well be both.

Since the shell is already soft, you should see a vet for help to correct the problem as soon as possible. That's the tortoise's outer skeleton that is ruined, and we all need good skeletons.

Tortoises need light to metabolize all the nutrients they need, so just giving calcium won't fix the problem. But you do need to give calcium. You can use a powder or a cuttlebone.

Please see a vet soon.

Keep it slow and steady.

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