soft tortoise shell

my baby sulcata shell is a little soft is that ok?

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Nov 27, 2010
Sulcata soft shell
by: Shelly

No a soft shell is not OK for a sulcata tortoise. This animal is not getting enough calcium. For that, you need two things:

1. You need to be providing calcium in the diet.
2. You need to be providing UVB light (direct sunlight or a light source that provides UVB) so the tortoise can absorb the calcium you provide in the diet.

Here is a good link for tortoise lighting information.

Here is a page about tortoise food. http://www.totallytortoise.com/tortoise-food.html. At the bottom of that page is a link to specific information for the sulcata tortoise diet.

Keep it slow and steady.

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