I don't want to hijack Steve's thread, so can I ask a really big favor of you? I would love to hear (and see) more of this case. Would you be generous with us and create another thread about the two your working with? Please. Like I would like to know why did they get regularly oiled? What kind of oil?wizzasmum said:I recently took on two tortoises that had been regularly oiled for many years by their previous owners. It's proving a formidable task to remove it. The shells have become brittle and prone to cracking along the edges and one will need reconstructive work at the vets eventually. if only they had been left alone they would have been beautiful tortoises now.