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Is pyramiding bad for tortoises?
Is pyramiding normal in tortoises?
Why is my tortoise shell pyramiding?
How do I stop my turtle from pyramiding?
How often should I mist my tortoise?
Should I oil my tortoises shell?
What does a healthy tortoise look like?
How do I know if my tortoise shell is healthy?
A healthy tortoise shell is smooth and firm to touch. Also, it should have evenly arranged scutes without any gaps in between them. If your tortoise’s shell appears to be cracked or soft to the touch, this might be a sign of metabolic bone disorder (MBD).
Can you overfeed a tortoise?
Do pet tortoises need toys?
How do you moisturize a tortoise shell?
How can you tell if a turtle is malnourished?
If you notice that your turtle’s shell is growing irregularly, it may be a sign of malnutrition or even metabolic bone disease. By the time you notice this, the underlying problem likely has been going on for quite a while and may have serious long-term effects on the turtle’s health.
Can I file my tortoises shell?
Why is my tortoise growing so fast?
What do tortoises do all day?
Do you dry a tortoise after a bath?
Why do tortoises need to soak?
How can you tell if a tortoise is dehydrated?
- Reduced, thickened, or whitish urine.
- Dry faeces.
- Dry, loose and flaky skin.
- Sunken or watery eyes.
- Loss of appetite.
- Weight loss.
- Lethargy, depression, lack of activity.
- Thick, ropey mouth mucus.