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DrSpurred

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So my Sulcata Tortoise skin is very dark and it looks like its peeling off and underneath you can see very baige colored skin. What is this??
 

DrSpurred

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Yup! The skin was just stained by your substrate(coco coir I’m guessing), and the new skin coming in is the normal color. Nothing to be afraid of :)
Your baby is looking great!
Phewwww. And yes Coco Fiber Substrate I got from Repticon lol. Will it continue to stain?
 

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Your tortoise does seem very small for his age.
But for one thing, those two tortoises are not being cared for properly. They are being housed together, and are pyramided. I would guess that they are a lot older than one.
 

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You have a normal looking baby, but do you see the big notch forming in-between the scutes? That is the start of pyramiding. This baby needs longer soak, high humidity, warm temps, and frequent shell spraying to halt the pyramiding in progress.
 

DrSpurred

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Your tortoise does seem very small for his age.
But for one thing, those two tortoises are not being cared for properly. They are being housed together, and are pyramided. I would guess that they are a lot older than one.
Im not quite sure how old the darker ones are. That photo is from a guy who offered them to me for a ridiculous price. Like 300 a piece.
 
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