shell rot

  1. T

    HELP Russian tortoise shell damage?

    Hello everyone! I've owned my Russian tortoise, Ivan, for around 3 years now (he's the first tort I've ever owned). Maybe 3 weeks ago I noticed that a small spot of his lower shell, on his belly, had an odd reddish-brown color. I assumed it was a small abrasion of some kind, I didn't think much...
  2. T

    Shell rot redfoot

    Is this shell rot or shell fungus? is this anything to be worried about?
  3. blizzard-king

    Cherry head tortoise shell rot?

    In November I received my "well started baby" cherry head tortoise (I suspect he was about 6 months old then and about 9-10 months now). Over the past month I've noticed some white rough spots on the bottom his shell. February: March: The spots are somewhat soft (I can scratch them with my...
  4. TortyDxb

    Aldabra squiggly lines on shell- shell rot?

    @ALDABRAMAN @Yvonne G @Tom hope you all are doing well! I need a bit of expert input Re the photos, and I also thought putting these photos up might be helpful for future reference (as they contrast very well I feel). Could you take a look and give your opinion- whenever is convenient of...
  5. churlishcurls

    Mystery Spot Under Shell?

    Double O's had a spot on her shell for at the very least the last 4 months or so. Sink photo is from 3 months ago, and the plastic tub photo is from today. The white chip is from old damage- I'm more curious about the little reddish spot on the rear acute. It looks like it's under the surface...
  6. nmcgooby90

    Shell rot in cherry head tortoise

    Hey fellow tortoise owners. I have had my cherry head for 2 weeks now and I think it’s time I treat his dry shell rot now that we are acquainted with one another. He’s about 7 months old and he already had the shell rot when my friend gave him to me. All of his conditions are good. Proper heat...
  7. shequote

    New Introduction and Concerns ;]

    Hello All! Meet Rio, our 2yr old Redfoot. He's super adventurous and always climbing on/over anything he can. He'll eat like crazy if we let him. I've included pictures of when we first got him and currently. In the recent pics (from this morning) I have a few questions/concerns I'd like some...
  8. georgecarlintheredfoot

    Shell Rot

    I am a new tortoise owner. I have a Redfoot Tortoise hatchling and I’ve noticed some unusual spots in between his scutes. I was unable to scrape or clean them off. Is this marbling or rot? I cannot tell.
  9. KieranMcKeown

    Shell rot?

    Hey guys! So when I got Alaska a week today, she had a bit of white markings on her shell, however a week on and it seems these white marks have spread to other parts of her shell. I was wondering if you guys could take a look and tell me what it is (shell rot??) And how to fix it? Many...
  10. Cari48038

    Is this Shell Rot on my 7 month old Cherry Head?

    Hello, I have had my cherry head redfoot (Taco) for just over a month now and I noticed that the bottom of his shell has some discoloration and is a little bit soft where the lines meet (I'm not sure what that is called), but I don't know if that is normal for a small, growing tortoise. It does...
  11. L

    Does my tortoise have a fungus?

    It was suggested to me that my tortoise has a fungus on its shell. I have attached a few pictures. I live in Florida where the weather is very hot but she stays under foliage that retains water (bromeliads) and is under the trees so it can tend to be damp if it is raining a lot. She's had the...
  12. Chantel

    Shell question

    Dozer is 3 years old and 10 lbs. Yesterday I notices these faded areas on his shell. I touched it with my nail and it scratched easily. Fungus? If so, which antifungal is advised?
  13. SunniRaee


    Please help. I've had my little men since 09/2017. I've noticed that Leo and Ralph shell is starting to look ashy and has these spots. Also I've noticed that Leo skin and the top of his head is a little darker. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!? HELP!!!
  14. Neris

    Shell Rot?

    Hello all! I'm writing to ask for your advice. I notice a few white spots in my red foot tortoise a couple of days ago and I don't know if it's shell rot or not. There hasn't been any changes on her behavior, except for "yawning" every now and then that I read is related to something bothering...
  15. Capybara25

    Please help identify shell rot

    Hello! I'm hoping someone can help identify if this is shell rot or not on my little guy. I'm thinking the white spots are shell rot, is that correct? Is the grey part of his plastron normal, or is that an issue also? From what I've read so far, it seems like the best treatment is to make sure...