Marginal scute problem

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becky4carl

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Hi,Iv noticed that the back marginal scoots on my horsefields are going clear on the ends,Iv taken some pics but there not great,could anyone let me know what they think the problem could be,Iv got 2 horsefields aged about 4 years and there housed together and it's happening to both of them,any info would be greatly apreciated
 

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The clear ends that you see on the scutes is new growth. New growth is a good thing as long as it doesn't happen rapidly in a short period of time. More than 5 millimeters of constant clear scute growth on a medium size tortoise can be a result of accelerated growth which is a concern.
 

becky4carl

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Ok il keep an eye on it,I weigh them every week and there weights been goin up steady.how do they have sudden growth,could it be something I'm feeding them,
 
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