Tortoise red marginal

owendufeuuu

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Hi newbie here can anyone tell me if the redness on the near back marginal is okay and what it could be

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TeamZissou

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I only see the slightest hint of red. Can you post some photos of the plastron? If it's a sepsis issue, it's more likely to be predominant there.
 

TeamZissou

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I don't see anything super noticeable on the plastron. Does the redness go away and then come back when you press on it? This is a sign of septicaemia. Do you feel any softness? If not, then it's probably nothing to worry about.
 

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It sounds normal then. Keep monitoring it in case it changes or spreads. It could just be a bit of staining from the substrate, which is nothing to worry about.
 
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