Leopard female with chin lumps

Mojavejaz

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My 6 year old female leopard tort has developed a lump on either side of her chin - much like a male desert tortoise would have. I've never seen this on any of my leopards before - is it a dietary deficiency or hormonal thing? She has just started showing interest in digging nests - although has not yet been bred.
 

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Can we see pictures please?
 

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Are those on her chin or closer to the ear area? Definitely pictures, please, best focus that you can get on closeups from different angles.
 

Mojavejaz

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My 6 year old female leopard tort has developed a lump on either side of her chin - much like a male desert tortoise would have. I've never seen this on any of my leopards before - is it a dietary deficiency or hormonal thing? She has just started showing interest in digging nests - although has not yet been bred.
LeopardTortLumps1.jpg
 

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Mo what did you find out about this issue, Can you give us an update?
 

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I'm not sure, but I think those are swollen glands.

@Mojavejaz - Whats the scoop? Did it go away on its own?
 
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