Should I be worried about this

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Does this belly look like I should be concerned? I realize it's yolk sac it's super young, I just got him about a week ago and just want to make sure I'm not messing anything up. Just hoping it's not rot....
 

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That is normal. It's going to be soft and look wrinkly like that until he puts on some size. It will heal and smoothen out, just give it some time.
 

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That's a relief! That's what I was hoping to hear, we have close to 30 animals here from horses, mini pigs, fainting goats, dogs, pythons and now this little guy and I take all of their care very seriously. Glad to hear he...or she lol is aok
 

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Hi! I don't think you need to worry, but this might need some attention.
Are you a rescue organization? This tiny hatchling certainly should not have been sold so young!
Anyway, here is a care sheet for redfoot. If you are not familiar with hatchling care, he needs to be in a closed chamber that is kept around 85°F day and night, and humidity above 85% all the time.
I would suggest keeping him on paper towels instead of substrate until the scar is completely healed. It's hard to see in the picture, but are there 2 spots, one in the center and one at the bottom that look inflamed? If so, maybe a tiny dab of antibiotic ointment would be helpful, but only if it looks raw.

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Hi! I don't think you need to worry, but this might need some attention.
Are you a rescue organization? This tiny hatchling certainly should not have been sold so young!
Anyway, here is a care sheet for redfoot. If you are not familiar with hatchling care, he needs to be in a closed chamber that is kept around 85°F day and night, and humidity above 85% all the time.
I would suggest keeping him on paper towels instead of substrate until the scar is completely healed. It's hard to see in the picture, but are there 2 spots, one in the center and one at the bottom that look inflamed? If so, maybe a tiny dab of antibiotic ointment would be helpful, but only if it looks raw.

@ZEROPILOT
I was able to ZOOM in pretty good and I see nothing unusual.
That tortoise is just a few weeks old.
Please familiarize yourself with correct Redfoot care.
 

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Well, I did it again...forgot to attach the care sheet! 🥴

 

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Does this belly look like I should be concerned? I realize it's yolk sac it's super young, I just got him about a week ago and just want to make sure I'm not messing anything up. Just hoping it's not rot....
It's normal, this tortoise is very young and shouldn't of been sold yet.
 

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We have rescue animal, including a 650 pound rescued meat hog, but are not an actual animal rescue. I do realize he is super young now but am not going to return him so that someone else can deal with it. He has che, t5 ho UVB bulb, cypress mulch bedding, hes been eating dandelion greens, radicchio, endive and papaya with every other day calcium supplements. His thermostat is keeping him at 84. Like I've said, I have lots of experience with all sorts of reptiles and amphibians, even with breeding when I was a young teen. He hasn't really gained any weight in the week I've had him, sitting around 28 to 30 grams. He sleeps a lot obviously but is vigorous during his baths and when I put him back in. He eats whenever I put him in front of food, do wish he ate more though. Is definitely a papaya cherry picker when it come to his food
 

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Oh, and his enclosure isn't technically a closed chamber but it's capped with plexiglass with holes just for the light and heat, has a terra cotta waterboel with some pebbles in it so it's not too deep as well as 2 terra cotta pot hides on both sides...even though he'd rather bury himself in substrate. Humidity is usually around 70 percent and up with misting, it's hard to keep super high humidity here in Canada
 

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We have rescue animal, including a 650 pound rescued meat hog, but are not an actual animal rescue. I do realize he is super young now but am not going to return him so that someone else can deal with it. He has che, t5 ho UVB bulb, cypress mulch bedding, hes been eating dandelion greens, radicchio, endive and papaya with every other day calcium supplements. His thermostat is keeping him at 84. Like I've said, I have lots of experience with all sorts of reptiles and amphibians, even with breeding when I was a young teen. He hasn't really gained any weight in the week I've had him, sitting around 28 to 30 grams. He sleeps a lot obviously but is vigorous during his baths and when I put him back in. He eats whenever I put him in front of food, do wish he ate more though. Is definitely a papaya cherry picker when it come to his food
You should be fine. Just keep up the humidity and give this little guy/gal soaks everyday for about 15-20 min. At least you'll know for sure this tortoise was started correctly because your the one doing it!
 

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Oh, and his enclosure isn't technically a closed chamber but it's capped with plexiglass with holes just for the light and heat, has a terra cotta waterboel with some pebbles in it so it's not too deep as well as 2 terra cotta pot hides on both sides...even though he'd rather bury himself in substrate. Humidity is usually around 70 percent and up with misting, it's hard to keep super high humidity here in Canada
Your parameters are actually pretty decent
 

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Thanks guys! Means a lot to me to hear from knowledgeable people that I'm on that right track with his little guy. I'm just hoping he starts gaining weight soon and than I can take a sigh of relief.
 
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