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Soft Shell in Baby Hermanns?

Discussion in 'Hermanns tortoises' started by lumitory, Aug 9, 2019.

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  1. lumitory

    lumitory New Member

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    Hello all!

    I got my first tortoise today, he’s super young. I was holding and examining him and I noticed his shell is pretty soft and has some weird markings on his belly. I hope it’s nothing serious but I did some googling, and all I can find is either nothing to worry about or super bad.

    Hopefully you guys can ease my stress and make sure it’s nothing serious.

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    I should also add, Ive only had him for a couple hours now- but other than my concerns, he’s not lethargic and he’s eating.
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    Looks fine the spots are maybe the egg sac marks? Not a expert sorry. The soft shell is fine for such a young one it takes a long while to firm up and still has some give. What was the hatch date and please include photos your setup. Good Luck
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