5 Year Member
- Aug 17, 2014
@Yvonne G is right. in fact after getting my Nank I noticed his rear spinal scute is dented inward not out a little like the others, and I was told it was most likely from shipping and hitting something (horrifying to think of!) for things like that they heal on their own especially being sure ot get the areas wet during a soak, I used a tiny bit of vita-shell when he was new to me (many people have mixed feelings on this and I've read many times olive oil is the suggestion to go to) and rubbed tiny amounts into particularly dry/peeling areas that were most likely endured in shipping with lack of foods and water and after using it once a month for 2 months on the areas they were fine. but they don't hurt him without doing anything either. they're "battle scars" that tell his story <3
oooh even better since I have coconut oil of my own! great for everything too: moisturizing yourself (and torts I guess!!) great for brittle nails (how did I not guess it was good for torts!) shaving gel, used with some baking soda and peroxide for really gross teeth days to get all that gook off that sometimes regular brushing just doesn't seem to help with. And in almost every DIY recipe for soaps lotions and chapsticks I've read!Just a note that coconut oil is preferred over olive.