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Care Sheet Bowsprit Tortoises

Discussion in 'Bowsprit tortoises' started by CarolM, Jan 9, 2018.

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    If I had that spider in my back yard I would move.....far away !!!
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    Lol. As long as they stay outside and I don't have to go under the hibiscus tree it is fine. Although my mother in law refuses to come visit us. We must go to her house.
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    Are these growth lines? 20180313_193841.jpg
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    I think you are referring to the deeper groove along the scute boundaries......I would say that is the boundary between the growth areas and the plump areas on either side of that groove is the new growth.
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    Yes sorry I was refering to the groove. Rue has not had that before. Is it normal?
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    Can you send a picture zoomed in a bit ? Usually grooves come about after a period of no growth, but sometimes the boundaries can look like grooves.
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    I will have to take a new pic tomorrow as Rue's lights are now off. But here is the original picture cropped. 20180313_215447.jpg
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    Hope this pic is better. 20180314_184621.jpg 20180314_184345.jpg
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    Update on Rue. 20180314_200620.jpg
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    Looks normal to me. The recent growth looks flatter and smoother than the initial growth which is good.
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    Thank you Dan. Always appreciate your input.
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    You are welcome...
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    Rue enjoying some sunshine in her microgreen garden I planted for her.
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    Looking great Carole. Energetic little guy!
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    Lol. Rue was very energetic in there. She obviously loves her new garden of microgreens.
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    Good Morning Everyone,

    How do you tell the age of a tortoise? Do you count the number of rings?

    Thanks
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    When taking a pic of Whitey to measure her I noticed this. Should I worry about it and can I clean it watered down Betadine or put the betadine ointment straight on it. Or should I just leave it alone and keep an eye on it? 20180319_173228.jpg
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    Carol - is that hole deep? Or is it just a little dent? The area around the hole looks like an old wound but the hole is hard to make out. Some full strength betadine wouldn't hurt. Just not sure its necessary (wouldn't hurt either way)
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