Russian Tortoise Nails

jaejsvv

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Hi all. I have been a tortoise owner now for about 5 months and my Russian Bananas seems to be doing very well. He has a good routine, eats plenty, and here in the northeast, i just got him a nice outdoor enclosure (though so far he seems slow to adjust to the new environment). So, all seems to be good.

All that said, not sure if i need to be trimming his nails. I have a few rocks in his enclosure that he walks on quite a bit (I always put his food on one and the other is under his basking lamp), but I am not sure if that is enough to keep his nails trim. What is the proper length?

Thanks
JimV

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Yvonne G

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No need to trim his nails. Russian tortoises do seem to have longer nails, it's perfectly normal for them.
 
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