Tortoise skin tag/dry skin

AwwShucks

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So Munch has a piece of skin in his neck/shoulder area that is like a little rectangular bit that kinda hangs off, but isn't fully off. Is this something to worry about? I've noticed he has had increasing amounts of peeling/shedding little bits like this.
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Reptiles shed skin. Do not pull it off it will drop naturally. As tortoise grow skin will drop and grow. Regular water baths in shallow warm water get rid of dead skin as well as cleaning the shell and legs.
 

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that looks like a rock lodged in there. are you sure it's attached? if it is, that's not a normal thing
 

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I see what you mean..... however there are lines similar to rest of skin. Suggest a bath to see if it drops out if a stone or if flaking skin leave it.
 

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So Munch has a piece of skin in his neck/shoulder area that is like a little rectangular bit that kinda hangs off, but isn't fully off. Is this something to worry about? I've noticed he has had increasing amounts of peeling/shedding little bits like this.
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Looks more like the end of a piece of wood than skin. It may be a piece of your substrate which has punctured the skin in that area and is acting like a large splinter. Try gently pulling on it with tweezers and see what happens.
 
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