shell care

  1. B

    Shell Help

    Clearly his shell isn't doing too well. I've had him for a very long time, but have never seen anything like this happen. I Could really use some advice on what I should do to help him.
  2. turtwigtortoise

    New Tort Owner

    Hi guys, Relatively new Hermann’s owner - just a quick question for anybody who would like to offer advice. I did and continue to do ALOT of research into how to best keep my little guy, I pretty much have everything like temp, enclosure, meals and daily routine down to a T. But one think...
  3. R

    Shell de-colorization

    This is Ruby, my 15 year old horse-field’s tortoise. She is in good health other than the problem described below. Ruby had a white ring around her shell about a few months ago, and I went to tortoise forums for help. All and each response I got was that this was normal, and would go away at...
  4. F

    Odd tortoise situation

    Hello, I have had a few issues with my tortoise and I am unsure how best to go forward. (he is about 3 and a half years old and is a Hermans tortoise. At the start of 2018 he was 37g but now we are at 706g. Gender is still unknown.) I got him a few years ago not long after he had been hatched...
  5. D

    What’s wrong with my tortoise

    Hello! I’m new here and I had a question. I own a red foot tortoise and she’s 3 now but she started showing white all over her shell. I can’t tell if it is dryness or rot. I been brushing her lightly with distilled water for two days but is not coming off. Does anyone know what could it be and...
  6. C

    Air bubbles underneath the carapace?

    Hello, I have a twelve years old greek tortoise and a few weeks ago I started noticing that there were light spots appearing on his shell, and as time passes, more are appearing. Our veterinarian said those are air bubbles that we should scrape off and treat the shell underneath with potassium...
  7. R

    Shell rot?

    Hi everybody, I’m new to the forum. I have a 10 year old Herman’s tortoise and he has always been pretty healthy, no problems. I have been away for the last couple of months and upon my return I noticed that the shell on the top of the tortoise looks like some sort of shell rot taking place, to...
  8. akcoff

    Is this shell rot??

    Just got this redfoot tortoise a few days ago and noticed the black spot. Is this shell rot?? Is he going to be okay?? I've never had to deal with shell rot before and I'm terrified. Please help!
  9. J

    Dry tort?

    Hello all! I have noticed that in the last month sense the heat came on Gamera is looking dry. It was just her shell but now her legs. We soak about every week, offer water, and mist her food occasionally. I had seen someone mention coconut oil. Any suggestions? Should we soak more? She did...
  10. T

    Shell Question

    i wanted to ask the group if i should be worried about my box turtle’s shell. he eats a pretty well-rounded diet, calcium supplements, cuttlebone, gets plenty of water and lighting. but i am a bit worried about his shell. see photos. should i be worried? what may be missing from his care?
  11. ashleymiller28

    Dark spots under shell for sulcata tortoise?

    Hello! Just this morning I picked up my sulcata tortoise (I am guessing she is around 7-8 months, I received her in May of this year) and inspected the underside of her shell. I was surprised to see those dark little half circles near the bottom as just a few weeks ago I checked her underside...
  12. K

    Shell health

    Hello! How can I tell if my baby is starting to pyramid? I got this baby sulcata 2 months ago. I was told that he was about 7 months old when I obtained him. His husbandry and diet was poor before I got him. This is my first sulcata but I think I’m on the right track now.
  13. R

    Help! White ring on shell.

    I have a 13-14 year old female Russian tortoise, and I am getting rather concerned. She has had a white ring on her shell ever since we got her, but it is getting to the point where I am getting very concerned for her health and safety. We have a good UV lighting set up, so I do not think it is...
  14. NaniRedstone

    Baby Redfoot Help!!

    Hi, Does anyone know what this is that's coming up under his shell?? Hes 1yr2months and we've had him for 11days, currently worried about his care and health! Hes hardly been eating the past few days and mainly sits in his house and hardly ever puts his head in his shell if that's normal? We...
  15. Flimflambimbam

    Shell rot?

    Hi! So I’ve had Pearl for about a month, and this is my first tortoise. I kept red ear sliders years ago, but I’ve never had a land shell friend before her and she is my BFF. So, I’m not sure if this is normal looking on her bottom shell or if she has shell rot? It was never an issue in my...
  16. S

    Shell Help

    Hello! I’m new here and also new at being a tortoise mom. I recently purchased a baby tortoise (not from the best place but I didn’t like the conditions it was in and was hoping to give them a better home). Ever since I got it, the shell sort of has a dent and they’re doing great so far but I...
  17. D

    Help With Shell!!

    What is happening to my Sulcata’s shell and what can I do to help it??
  18. rcilee

    Shell rot or fungus on baby cherry head

    Hello tortoise lovers! I’m Rachel and I live in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which I think is a fairly similar climate to South America. I recently got two baby cherry head tortoises, about two weeks ago. I‘m concerned about one of them. When I brought it home, it already had these white patches on...
  19. T

    Is this shell rot?

    I'm watching my neighbors russian tortoise and I need to know if the bottom of its shell has shell rot cuz it looks a lil weird.
  20. R

    Russian Tortoise shell

    Is his shell still ok? Should I take him to the vet? Please help