What to do if a crack in shell.

Jtglack

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So my Russian tortoises fell of something while outside and I thought he was fine till I saw a hair line crack in his shell. What do I do?
 

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@Yvonne G might be able to help.
If he were mine, I would very lightly see if that piece moves. If so I would find a good vet to have it glued or possibly put some liquid bandage on it. Also take away anything he could climb on or fall off of.
Also keep it clean and flies away

But, wait to see what Yvonne says.
 

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Check it out and if concerned go to a vet, ensure calcium and fresh veg is in their food as that is needed for shell strength same as your finger nails. As previously mentioned remove hazards.
 
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