Plastron discoloration on desert tortoise?

CharSparda

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So today I took my guy to his weekly bath and as I was picking him up I saw a strange white big spot on his plastron.

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This is him after his bath. He pooped a lot as usual. Right now he’s eating his escarole. To be honest I have no idea if he already had this discoloration before since I have no photos of his plastron.

This is a picture of him:

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What could it be? Fungus? Growth? Just a random white spot? Lack of calcium?
 

TeamZissou

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Looks like normal color variation. Just more black overall than normal. I don't see anything to be concerned about.

Gopherus berlandieri PrimaryID plastron

 

zovick

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So today I took my guy to his weekly bath and as I was picking him up I saw a strange white big spot on his plastron.

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This is him after his bath. He pooped a lot as usual. Right now he’s eating his escarole. To be honest I have no idea if he already had this discoloration before since I have no photos of his plastron.

This is a picture of him:

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What could it be? Fungus? Growth? Just a random white spot? Lack of calcium?
It looks fine to me. It is definitely NOT fungus.
 

mark1

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is that a wound on the femoral scute ? on the your thumb side if the tortoise .

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