indian star tortoise

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dhruvil_thaker

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hello,
i m Dhruvil Thaker from India.

i have indian star tortoise.i used to give him orange,apple,guava,cabbage,spinach,coriander,cauliflower.
if i keep all of these together then he will eat guava and orange he drinks less water or rarely he drinks water
every 3 days i make him bath in warm water and alternate day i take for sun bath for 15 mins.
but as in india its too cold what should i make him eat.
he have one problem that his shell seems like cracking and 1 white spot on its shell.
pls suggest .what should i do?
i m sending u some pics of my tortoise .pls let me know how serious it is.
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum...

I can't really tell but it looks like a defect in the scute that it may have been born with. Do you have a clearer shot of the area?
 

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hello Thaker, and welcome to the forum!:)

yes, they will definitely not drinking too much.. cause u gave them a lot of food that contains more water in it..
 

dhruvil_thaker

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thank u for warm welcome in the forum:
i will surely post clear pic of it....
@dalano73:when i bought it was not there...it seems like it just expanded
@evlinLoutries: i was tensed bcoz he rarely drinks water..

and is it true that sweet item like guava,orange should not be served?
and what is the best food should be given to him?
and in my list of giving is any of thing wrong that should not be given?
 

Yash Raj

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Welcome.
:)
Beautiful Star. Please post clear pics. !
Give him fruits only once or twice a month. High levels of Sugar result in Colic.
Biju kai hoy to kehje.
:)
Anyways, where are you in India ?
 

dhruvil_thaker

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heyy i m uploading some pics of my "ganesh"( indian star tortoise )..do let me know about him.
and tell me about white spot on it and crack on his shell
 

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Hi dhruvil_thaker:

Welcome to the Tortoise Forum!!

What would you like for us to call you?

Also, when we know approximately where you are, it helps us design our answers to better fit your questions.

I see the white spot you are referring to, but I can't figure out what it is, sorry.
 
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