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Is flaky skin healthy

Discussion in 'Tortoise Health' started by thefalconwizard, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. thefalconwizard

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    I don't know about 'healthy', but it's perfectly normal.
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    All animals shed skin. Snakes to it tidily all in one go. Humans do it in tiny bits that become house dust. Tortoises do it in patches and look downright tatty at times.

    It is completely normal and needs no moisturiser or treatment. It rubs off as your tort goes about its business :)
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    What substrate do you have? It looks like it might be dry pellets.

    If you are unsure about the setup for your tort, we'll be happy to advise. Photos of the enclosure and lighting make it easier for us to help you :)
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    I am currently on holiday, so I have a different tort enclosure ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1487155812.383347.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1487155854.983128.jpg
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