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Baby Timmy Standing Tall
Hi! So my baby Greek (8-9mo old) has the same thing happening around his side scutes. It looks like a clear shell is growing and I’m panicking thinking it could be MBD or early signs of it, although my husbandry is outstanding and I give him his D3 + cal every day. Do you know if this is normal? I see your baby has some of it too.
 
I magnified the timmy picture and it looks like the side bottom is growing. It appears to be a clear edge around his shell, but no peeling. We do soak Timmy daily to assists him to excrete, perhaps, Timmy is growing. Also, Timmy is observed to eat 4-5 times a day. We feed Timmy the Fluker's Tortoise Food and fresh vegetables every day and he was only two inches on September 2, 2020 and now about 2.5 inches. Our enclosure is high tech with UV and basking heat lamps.

Thanks for the alert, I will monitor Timmy closely.
 
No problem. I will try to find some answers because my baby Greek is having the same thing happen! I’m assuming it’s just the scutes growing but I’ll let you know what I find out
 
No problem. I will try to find some answers because my baby Greek is having the same thing happen! I’m assuming it’s just the scutes growing but I’ll let you know what I find out
Thank you! On Google there were some serious tortoise scute photographs, it was actually a entire segments of tortoise shell peeling off on its shell. We do not have that. Good Luck...
 

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