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Her shell is pyramiding. Need help!

Squirts

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Hello everyone so my 1 1/2 year old Sulcata shell is pyramiding. She growing very quickly and she eats pretty good but I'm noticing when she was a year old that her shell is lower in the back and it also has a different color on the outline of the shell.
After noticing that I put more dirt in her home which is soaked every day. I also put a small green house to keep the humidity in there.the thermometer says it's about 85 degrees and has 75 of humidity. Water drips from the walls so I dont know if that thermometer works so I want to buy another one. Anyway how can I make the humidity higher? And does her shell look bad. It doesn't seem like it's getting worse but I want to make sure that it peeling doesn't mean anything and that her shell will eventually get better.
 

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Pure Tortoise Power

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Hello everyone so my 1 1/2 year old Sulcata shell is pyramiding. She growing very quickly and she eats pretty good but I'm noticing when she was a year old that her shell is lower in the back and it also has a different color on the outline of the shell.
After noticing that I put more dirt in her home which is soaked every day. I also put a small green house to keep the humidity in there.the thermometer says it's about 85 degrees and has 75 of humidity. Water drips from the walls so I dont know if that thermometer works so I want to buy another one. Anyway how can I make the humidity higher? And does her shell look bad. It doesn't seem like it's getting worse but I want to make sure that it peeling doesn't mean anything and that her shell will eventually get better.
Some pics of your enclosure can help.
 

Mizcreant

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I'd take your humidity level northward of 80%. Good 20-30 minute warm soaks a few times per week. Make sure your substrate is at least 3-4 inches deep, and kept moist. Proper diet is also essential (refer to the care sheets). It doesn't look bad per se yet, but if your conditions do not improve then you can expect it to get worse. Over time the appearance of the pyramiding will diminish as the tortoise grows.
 

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