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Questions concerning my golden Greek

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    tortoiseowner101 Member 5 Year Member

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    Is it normal that the mouth of my tort is dark or black ?
    Why is my tortoises skin half brown and half orange ?
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    Depends on what your tort has been eating (also, torts do have this silly habit of eating their poo---this can sometimes lead to a dark color around their mouth)...also, food item colors can dictate stain colors of their beaks....

    If you want to post a pic that would be helpful also :D
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    Oh those confusing little Greeks. That are not even found in Greece. Oh yeah, they look like Greek mosaics. Silly scientists. Tricks are for kids.
    Okay, I have one like the description you gave of yours. Apparently, if wild caught (I got mine at PetSmart) the orange color may have something to do with their native soil/range where the terrain is kinda orange-y in color. One of our experts may have more info for us.
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    Here it is his dark mouth
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    And his mixed color skin
    He's wild caught
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    Is it normal ?


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