shell rot

  1. R

    Is this shell rot?

    I've been treating my tortoise from a fungus in it's plastron for two weeks now. He has recovered very well, I've been applying betadine, chlorhexedine and clotrimazole (betadine just for the first three days). But it still has a black spot on the center of it's plastron, i'm worried it could be...
  2. S

    New owner worried about shell rot on plastron

    I recently took in this Russian tortoise. I noticed this mark on the plastron? Is it an old healing injury, shell rot or something else? The guy who gave it to me only said he’d had the tortoise for awhile, no mention of health issues. I asked the age, history etc but he didn’t answer much...
  3. M

    Sulcata Shell Rot on Anal Scutes?

    Hi everyone, Recently bathing my 50lb sulcata tortoise, I flipped him over and noticed this along his anal scutes. Is this shell rot? I have never seen this before on any part of his shell until now..
  4. A

    Eastern hermanns shell rot?

    Hi everyone, curious if my 1 year old eastern hermanns is developing some sort of shell rot/ fungus? I changed out the substrate that was old and damp and got a new UVB for the first time since this date last year. If so was wondering what would be the best treatment? He is very active, eats...
  5. V

    redfoot shell rot on carapace?

    Past few weeks/months I've noticed some white marks/blemishes appear on top of my redfoot's shell. At first I didn't take much notice to it as I thought it was shedding + having a dry shell. I also spray her down + her enclosure and the wet shell can hide the white blemishes. I'm starting to...
  6. marbalboy

    Really unsure of health

    I had to emergency rescue this tort from an awful living condition arrangement, but as a new tort owner….yeah. I do not think this hatchling looks healthy. What is wrong with it ? The shell…. It is behaving fairly normally, is very curious, and eats a little (although mostly from my hand)...
  7. S

    Help is this shellrot? My Redfoot losing plastron scutes

    I was giving my 3 yr old redfoot a bath and I noticed one of her plastron scutes had fallen off. I was kind of horrified by that but after a lot of research I started immediately treating her with Beta iodine and a topical skin cream. I also used Chlorhexidine diluted to clean the area scrubbing...
  8. A

    Gender & suspicious spots?

    I am wondering if my Banjo here is a male or female? Banjo will be 3 years old this summer! Also, what are these spots on the plastron?
  9. betweenshells

    redfoot shell rot or fungus?

    can anyone let me know if they think this is shell rot or shell fungus? she's a rescue redfoot tortoise, anywhere between 3-5 years old. upgrading her indoor enclosure this week to a 4x2x2 from dubia. her poop has also been rather stinky and loose. not sure what i could be doing wrong. her...
  10. betweenshells

    New Redfoot Tortoise - is she healthy? any tips?

    Hi everyone, I just got a new redfoot tortoise. She was living in pretty bad conditions, in a chicken coop here in central Texas for who knows how long. I believe she is about 2 years old. She has shell rot on the bottom of her shell and has mild pyramiding. My brother has had her for 6 months...
  11. T

    Shell rot?

    Hi there I had my tortoise out earlier and was inspecting her and noticed what looked like signs of shell rot on her plastron? The top of the shell looks okay to me but is the bottom normally supposed to look like that? She hasn’t been eating as much the past few weeks which I chalked up to...
  12. bbbokchoy

    What is causing this flaking?

    The flaking started off more subtle and a vet told me to use diluted betadine, brushed along scutes once a day for two weeks. It didn't seem to do anything. I tried applying coconut oil to shell every couple weeks which got rid of the ashy color but Tort ended up starting to smell like old...
  13. L

    Worried about shell rot

    Hi All, I is the attached picture something for me to worry about?
  14. M

    Possible emergency: tortoise might have fungus on shell

    My Russian tortoise, Boris, has a mark on his shell that looks like fungus. It has been developing over a couple of weeks; I only started to notice it in the past three days. I posted these photos to Reddit and overwhelming people said it was fungus or mold. I was recommended to treat the spot...
  15. C

    Shell Rot? Plastron Fungus? New parent paranoia???

    Hello all! Took my baby out for some sunshine earlier and noticed a little bit of his plastron seems to be raised or lifting. It's the same consistency as the rest of the plastron, no smell, it feels just slightly lifted. Could it be rot? Fungus? Nothing at all? While I have your attention...
  16. K

    White spots on shell? Help!

    Hi there! I’m a new red(yellow?) foot owner. I’ve had Tortilla for going on three weeks now. Thursday while soaking I noticed these white spots on their shell. I’m not sure what they are because it’s not chipped. After looking back at pictures Tortilla had them when we first got him as well...
  17. B

    HELP!!! Baby Cherry Head Tortoise Shell Problem!

    I have had my baby cherry head tortoise for a month. I am getting worried about the condition of his shell. He began to have white spots. At first, I thought they were mineral deposits. When I put 50/50 water and vinegar I do not see any reaction. So I don't think they are mineral deposits. When...
  18. Eightball

    Beginning of a Possible Shell rot ?

    Worry that might be the beginning of an infection. What do you think ?
  19. snailpeekoutofshell

    Rot on plastron? :(

    Hello! I posted a bit ago about how Beans had suffered a dog attack, and since then he’s just been in a completely separate room and it’s been working quite well. He had suffered some damage to his top shell which seems to be fine, and the plastron which I’m more concerned about. Initially I had...
  20. ayrgrn

    Is this shell rot or is it normal?

    Hi, I just noticed these patches of grey after soaking my hermanns tort I can’t tell whether this is normal because of the pattern or whether it’s something to worry about - I’ve not noticed it before but that might be because it is just his shell pattern? also those white lines between each...