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Scratch/ hole/ unidentified line?

Discussion in 'Tortoise Health' started by Emilia, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Emilia

    Emilia Member

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    Hey All,

    I have had Bilbo for more than a year now. he is now weighing around 3kg.

    Anyway, we first notice a small hole/wound near his armpit however it has dried up. Now however it has spread out like a line. We are concern if he is having a skin disease/ or any parasite attack our little darling. And we are considering taking him to a doctor although I don't know how much it will help.

    Here is a picture.

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  2. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    When a tortoise has a wound in an "active" area, it's hard to get it to heal. Just treat it as you would treat such a wound on your own leg. . . antibiotic ointment or first aid cream and keep it clean.
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    Tidgy's Dad Well-Known Member

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    Is it where the shell is rubbing against it ?
    Does the shell have a sharp edge there that may need filing down ?
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    And Bilbo looks a beautiful tortoise.
  5. Emilia

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    Hi thanks for the reply. Will take a full view of him and post it :). He looks quite different from my profile picture. That was when I just got him a year ago. What ointment do you recommend? I have Venol at home currently. So it's not likely to be a bug attack or parasite?
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    A very warm welcome to the forum.

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