My tortoise is loosing scales on his tail

Blue_The_Tort

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Hi everyone,

haven’t been on here for a bit, but I sated to notice that my tortoise is loosing his scales on his tip of the tails. So the skin color is not normal anymore. It’s gotten worse and more scales have come off.

would really appreciate if some could help ! 😊
 

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It looks as if the skin is peeling on the leg?
 

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Hi everyone,

haven’t been on here for a bit, but I sated to notice that my tortoise is loosing his scales on his tip of the tails. So the skin color is not normal anymore. It’s gotten worse and more scales have come off.

would really appreciate if some could help ! 😊
Are you using any vitamin/calcium supplements? I've heard over supplementing can cause this I think.
 
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Yvonne G

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Keep him clean. If you allow poop and pee to stay on skin it's caustic, and burns the skin.
 

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Not a problem I've seen or dealt with. I don't really see anything wrong. How wet is the substrate? Can we see a pic of the enclosure?
 
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