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Flat shell

Discussion in 'North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)' started by Susannadior, Jan 28, 2019.

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  1. Susannadior

    Susannadior New Member

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    Hi all,

    Murphy, my DT, is now 4 months old. He has doubled his weight since I got him, which is amazing, eats like a champ and gets plenty of UV and water.

    Question, his shell seems to be flatter than what I imagine it should be. He not super round, more of an ellipse. Can anyone tell me if this is normal or if he is lacking something in his lifestyle or diet? 20190128_102450.jpg
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    DT's are not usually high domed. I think yours looks fine!
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    Thank you!! that's great news
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Looks just fine
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