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I am a new tortoise owner. I have a Redfoot Tortoise hatchling and I’ve noticed some unusual spots in between his scutes. I was unable to scrape or clean them off. Is this marbling or rot? I cannot tell.

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Yvonne G

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That's not shell rot, it's what we call 'marbling.' It's just the color the shell takes on as he grows.

Here is a RF tortoise with marbling between the scutes: