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Soft shell

Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by Chenoa, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Chenoa

    Chenoa New Member

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    Hi I have a five month old sulcata, I noticed this morning that the plastron is not very hard in the femoral (bottom) area I believe it's called it's not exactly super solft but it also isn't as hard as the rest of his shell and I was wondering is this normal?
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    On a tortoise that small?
    Yes.
    There was a yolk there not long ago and the area slowly heals, hardens and gets hard.
    Time and a good UVB source will take care of it.
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