Leopard Tortoise Hatchling 4/5 months Shell

Tinur

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Hi everyone!

I noticed these new spot like things on the bottom of my leopard tortoise shell and ay a couple of tiny areas on the top of the shell. I was wondering if this is normal due to shell growth or is it shell rot or some sort of sickness?

I use coconut fiber substrate as suggested by a friend. I mist in the morning and in the afternoon if I see the shagnum moss has dried out. I also have a humid hide which is sort of doesn’t love to go in to. F6CCFBDE-503C-4224-8289-B1F308B1F18A.jpeg 24380A7E-1D9A-4570-BE11-B462DFDE16FA.jpeg 1812E293-7761-44F0-B145-C27E08995890.jpeg
 

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Do a search for "white squiggly lines".

Here is the short answer: No one knows what that is, but its normal, and not harmful in any way.

Your tortoise looks fantastic!

I'd get rid of the moss. It doesn't do anything, and its a potential risk.
 

Tinur

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Do a search for "white squiggly lines".

Here is the short answer: No one knows what that is, but its normal, and not harmful in any way.

Your tortoise looks fantastic!

I'd get rid of the moss. It doesn't do anything, and its a potential risk.
Thank you Tom! So glad to hear! I was having trouble finding the right words to even describe what I was seeing so that was super helpful :)
 
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