My tortoise shell is damaged

goldy the tort

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The shell of my indian star tortoise is damaged and looks like it is peeled off so what should i do to fix it as there is no tortoise vet near me please help
 

Bambam1989

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Before giving any advice, it would be much easier for the experienced members to tell what is going on if you could provide a picture.
This will allow us to see what kind of damage and how severe.
 

Bambam1989

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I am not one of the "experts" but I don't think there is much to be done for it other than clean it and perhaps apply some ointment.
It has not punctured completely through the shell. I am assuming that the damaged area will be a permanent scar and those scutes may even peel off. Others can give you a better idea if what to expect.
May I ask how this happened? It appears to be teeth marks, perhaps a cat or dog? Is there any damage to the underside?
 

goldy the tort

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No there is no damage to the underside and from a month that scar is there so i was waiting thinking that is a temporary scar or a damage i tried for getting a vet but i didnt find one
 
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