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CherryHead Early Signs of Pyramiding?

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  1. TheWaveCarver

    TheWaveCarver New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a CherryHead tortoise that is about 3.5 inches long and alittle over 4 months old. I was wondering if someone could help me identify whether or not he's showing early signs of pyramiding.

    My main concern is there appears to be a slight notch between the scutes. Is this normal for a growing scute? Should I see that thin notch close overtime? Or is that notch representative of pyramiding that has already started.

    My humidity levels are above 90%, I spray the shell with water once a day and soak once a day. There is no basking lamp and temperatures hover around 90F. Thanks!

    -TheWaveCarver

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    katieandiggy Well-Known Member

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    Your tortoise looks great to me!
  3. TheWaveCarver

    TheWaveCarver New Member

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    Thanks :)! His name is Esteban, he's a cute lil'guy. Could be a girl but the breeder was somewhat confident he is a male.
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    Toddrickfl1 Well-Known Member Tortoise Club

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    Looks pretty good to me, and very nice looking Redfoot.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I see no pyramiding. Looks great to me.
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    Thanks for the feedback everyone! I know the shell looked smooth on first flance, I just wanted to make sure the notch between scutes looked alright and that pyramiding wasn't starting. Thanks again!
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