Help! Tortoise has a Ridge under plastron. Normal or not?

leeshi

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Help! Tortoise has a Ridge on her plastron?

My hatchling Hermann tortoise is 5 months old now and I noticed today that she has a Ridge running the entire length of her plastron. Is this normal? I vary her diet with dandelion, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, collard greens, prickly pear, dried herbal tortoise mix, and calcium powder. She also gets plenty of sun and UV. Am I doing something wrong? Pyramiding occurs on the carapace only, right?
 

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Help! Tortoise has a Ridge on her plastron?

If its a hatchling it may be the yolk sac scar. Especially if it was a larger yolk sac than normal . Pictures would clear all this up :)
 

leeshi

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My hatchling Hermann tortoise is 5 months old now and I noticed today that she has a Ridge running the entire length of her plastron. Is this normal? I vary her diet with dandelion, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, collard greens, prickly pear, dried herbal tortoise mix, and calcium powder. She also gets plenty of sun and UV. Am I doing something wrong? Pyramiding occurs on the carapace only, right?
 

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It is likely just normal growth. Can you please post a picture?
 

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Here's a picture

 

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Typical hermann pattern and plastron. No worries
 
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