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Can I Paint My Tortoise's Shell

Discussion in 'Tortoise FAQs - New and need help?' started by Lynann Burgess, Jul 22, 2015.

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    Lynann Burgess New Member

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    Can you write or paint the shell with like nail polish??
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    You can. It is not good for their shell and very pointless in my opinion. The wrong type of paint can be toxic.
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    You can do damage if you get it on the growing areas between scutes.

    Many of us use a tiny dot in the middle of one scute for ID purposes, but it would not be advisable to paint large portions of the shell.
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    Thank u. My girls were bugging me & I didn't know.
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    Hello Lynann and a very warm Welcome to Tortoise Forum to you, your girls and tortoise.
    What species do you have?
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    We have 2 Sulcata tortoises. 1 is a friend's but we r caring for it until his living situation becomes stable. They are only 3 mths old and r from the same litter. (or whatever it's called)

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