5 Year Member
- Dec 4, 2012
Ok so I noticed yesterday that there was a little tiny piece of something on my sulcata's bottom part of his mouth. Well today I saw it was still there. It looked like a piece of dried food so I pulled it off. Well come to find out the piece was not food but it was actually his bottom beak. I feel horrible. I'm unsure how it got chipped or ended up like that. Maybe he bit down on a piece of his cypress mulch but not sure that would do it. Unless when he was eating his food he bit down on the dish. Anyway I put him in his bath and he looks fine except for the little hole where that piece should be. Is this normal, should I be freaking out? Any advice appreciated. Oh and a little info on him, I got him the beginning of December so he was maybe a month or so old at that time, I keep him on damp cypress mulch, he has the expensive UVB/UVA bulb for heat and has a warm side and a cool side, he eats spring mix, zoo med tortoise pellets, endive, cilantro, and then I try to pick up something different every week or two. He is so small that I only take him outside when I am right there able to monitor him which is about once or twice a week. When I got him he was 39 grams and the last time I weighed him on April 5th he was 205 grams. So other than this beak situation he seems to be healthy and happy.