Beak trimming

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MarcaineArt

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I have two russians that I rescued that seem to have overgrown beaks. I did a search on here for beak trimming and there nothing came up about "how to" I did a google search and found most sites say not to do it yourself. They are both eating well. How long should I give them with cuttle bones to see if it fixes itself?
 

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I Wouldnt advise to do it yourself unless you knew what you were doing!
You can prevent further growth by feeding on a hard surface, a rock or cement helps, the cuttle bone will help as well.
If that still doesnt help, you can take them to a vet.
 

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Thanks. I don't feed on a slate but I was planning to. I am slowly getting their enclosure together using all the information and advice I find on here. I'm hoping that I will be able to get their shells shiny and healthy over time. They are very active and eat well and seem happy but like some of the ones on here that I see as rescues they are dull and scratched up on their shells.
 

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Yea its heartbreaking to see some of these rescues in so bad of shape.
They sell a product called vitashell, you can rub it on your tortoises new growth lines to lubercate them up.
It also helps with dry flaky skin and shell.
 
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