Help (sore, peeling tail)

Jack1234456

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Hi,

Im a newbie to owning a tortoise and have tried my best to make sure it is healthy but i noticed its tail doesnt look very good as it pealing and seems sore please could someone advise me how i can prevent this from happening and help get it better

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Yvonne G

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Welcome to the Forum!

It's hard to tell from the picture, but it looks like there's a sore on the end of the tail - either that or the tip has come off. I would take it to a vet for a professional assessment.
 

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I agree a good herp vet would be the way to go with this.

Welcome to the site.
 

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What kind of bedding do you have in there with your tortoise? Does the tortoise live alone?
 

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Hello, and a very warm welcome to Tortoise Forum. :)
What type of wood ?
Cypress mulch and orchid bark are good but I wouldn't use anything else.
Coco coir is an excellent substrate.
 

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