Red foot tortoise with white spots on plastron. Help!

Raanchy

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So my baby red foot tortoise just started to get these little white spots on her plastron. I’m pretty sure it’s fungus growing on her shell. What do you guys recommend I should buy to help her out? Will athletes foot fungus cream help? If so which one and how do I treat her with it? Thank you!!!
 

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ZEROPILOT

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It's good that you're paying such great attention.
But whatever it might or might not be, it's not an issue at the moment.
Monitor it for a week and compare.
If it's gone, we'll forget it.
If its still there, well treat it as a possible fungal growth.
(I'm betting it isn't)
 

BlakeElDorado

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So my baby red foot tortoise just started to get these little white spots on her plastron. I’m pretty sure it’s fungus growing on her shell. What do you guys recommend I should buy to help her out? Will athletes foot fungus cream help? If so which one and how do I treat her with it? Thank you!!!
I’d personally give him/her a bath and scrub the bottom shell with a mild soap/detergent using a toothbrush. Someone will likely chime in calling me an idiot but I’d probably do that as a preventative measure. Good luck! Babies can be stressful.
 

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Do you use vitamin or Calcium powder? It kind of looks like it's on his foot too.
 
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