Coconut oil?

John Franzwa

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Hello it was recently recommended by a member that I should mabye try using coconut oil on my Russian tortoise and her shell is still shiny after I let it soak in for a hour or so. And even after I tried to wipe it of with a towel and brush it still looks shiney. ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1460225363.109525.jpg

Also I was wondering if the oil prevent uvb intake at all, it's only on her shell.
 

Sara G.

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They take in UV through their skin, so there's no worries about it blocking UV.
Yes, the coconut oil does "polish" their shell. It took about a week for my tort's she'll to stop looking as shiny as it did after I first applied it.
 

John Franzwa

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They take in UV through their skin, so there's no worries about it blocking UV.
Yes, the coconut oil does "polish" their shell. It took about a week for my tort's she'll to stop looking as shiny as it did after I first applied it.

Thank you so much, I was worried about my tort and it's good to know it comes through there skin not there shell
 
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