shell formation

  1. RatQueen_Irene

    Hatchling Stomach Shell Normal?

    Hello, I had only briefly seen my hatchling eastern hermann tortoise's underside, knowing they hate to be flipped over and it being dangerous, him only having arrived a few days ago. I've since noticed a sort of strange bumpy pattern near the center line. Is this normal? He's in a high...
  2. 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?
  3. K

    Russian tortoise shell growth uneven?

    I have a ~15 year old Russian tortoise that I have had for about 5 years. I went to the vet concerned about some things including her shell growth. They did blood tests as well and the results came back perfectly healthy, and my vet told me not to be worried about the growth because it just...
  4. ZeldaTheSulcata

    Shell deformity? Pyramiding?

    Hi there, I am very worried about Zelda, my 7 year-old sulcata tortoise. It looks like his shell has not been growing right - I’m afraid the pyramiding has gotten worse but now it looks like something else is wrong too. He’s grown extremely fast this last year.. and this...
  5. C

    Need advice/help withba sulcata

    I noticed today one of my Sulcatas thats very solitary and grunoy it seems, nit as active as my other sulcata that he lives with, hes always chilling by his self digged in or sleeping, the ither is always active and moving and aware as the other isn’t buthe seems fine and healthy. He gets active...
  6. Realbookworm

    Abnormal Shell Growth?

    Hi! I’ve had my Russian (her name is Pistachio lol) for a little over a year now and I noticed when I got her that her shell seemed a little off centered, and in the last few months it’s been concerning me more and more. I want to know if her shell growth is normal or if I need to seek a...
  7. G

    Jagged, translucent edge to baby's carapace

    Hello! I received our 6 month old leopard tortoise one month ago. Its humidity is high, temperatures around 85f, and usb lamp during the day. It is eating and looks healthy when interacting with it. However, its shell looks more jagged and I don't know if this is normal, if it is how they grow...
  8. Yossarian

    Greek Tort Shell Formation

    Is this normal healthy shell formation for Testudo greco?