beeandtort

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hi there!
i’ve had my baby tortoise for 2 months now and she is 6 months old. She’s always had a couple lumps and was the largest out of her brothers and sisters. I am worried she is showing early signs of pyramiding and am looking for advice on how i can help/if it’s an issue. Attached below are some pictures of her habitat and i will provide a list of things that i do.

•UVA UVB heat lamp
•two hides
•water
•slates to eat food
•”tortoise substrate” from a pet shop

•feed once a day a small handful of leafy greens (occasionally twice if she’s hungry)
• do have a calcium block but i don’t think she uses it
• occasionally piece of fruit e.g grape or melon once a week
•bathe twice a week
•mist her enclosure twice a week

if there’s anything i need to change/add please let me know i just want my little girl to be happy! :)

(the white is just calcium dust!)
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Blackdog1714

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Is the uvb bulb an MVB if so then it should be changed. They are known to contribute to pyramiding and desiccating the shell
 

beeandtort

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Is the uvb bulb an MVB if so then it should be changed. They are known to contribute to pyramiding and desiccating the shell
i don’t think it is, what would be a better alternative? It is not a coil bulb. Is this amount of bump normal or with the right conditions will it start to look better as she was a little bumpy when i got her
 
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Yvonne G

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A little bit of humidity in the enclosure and changing out the light to a tube type fluorescent bulb with help. The pyramiding you see will never go away, but it will become less noticeable as he grows.
 
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