pyramiding sulcata

  1. C

    Is this ridge a sign of Pyramiding or just his spine (sulcata)

    I have seen the ridges start to grow on him (1 year) So I made sure his light is okay and double my efforts to make sure he has enough humidity. So I hope that will stop his tiny ridges from growing any taller. But I do not know if that ridge that he has is? I think it might be his spine but I...
  2. E

    PLEASE HELP! (Sulcatas with MBD)

    I took 2 Sulcatas in today from an old friend who was looking to give them away. She acknowledged she isn’t able to care for them and they’ve been ignored for quite some time. Since I currently have my own Sulcata, I decided to take them in (temporarily) and see how i can help. When i picked...
  3. D

    Help! Are these ridges on a baby Sulcata Normal?

    Hi guys. I just got my lil guy back in January. He’s 4 months old now. I was checking out his shell the other day and noticed little ridges between the scutes. Very small and I’m not sure if I’m being paranoid, and these were always here, or if it’s getting worse. Some opinions would be greatly...
  4. Z

    is my Sulcata Pyramiding?

    Hello guys, I got a cute Sulcata tortoise back in September 4th. He has been growing a lot and recently I've been noticing some pyramiding... His enclosure is a big tub, with cypress mulch as his soil, water and his peletes food. I have a hard time trying to keep the humidity in his enclosure...
  5. K

    Shell health

    Hello! How can I tell if my baby is starting to pyramid? I got this baby sulcata 2 months ago. I was told that he was about 7 months old when I obtained him. His husbandry and diet was poor before I got him. This is my first sulcata but I think I’m on the right track now.
  6. B

    Is he pyramiding?

    Hello! I got my tortoise, Jim, about two weeks ago and he's about 4 months old. I am wondering if he (or she) began pyramiding before I got him. And any tips to help stop that. I keep his enclosure humid and soak him every day. Thanks!
  7. ToryTort

    Is this early signs of pyramiding ?

    When I purchased him/her I was provided a tortoise table along with a load of bad advice. I quickly found out all the information was wrong. I contacted the breeder and asked him how he raised his hatchlings. He said in an open top table with D3 lighting “he seemed to think D3 bulbs are the holy...
  8. RescuedSulcata

    Pyramiding in Rescued Tortoise

    Hi: I work at an animal sanctuary and she has 3 sulcata. The owner confessed to me that she bought them from a pet shop when she saw them in a box. I believe this was at least 5 years ago. I expressed wanting one and the next thing I know she is giving me the male because he drives the 2 females...
  9. Leooo


    Hello, i have one simpe question. Is my sulcata pyramiding?