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Pyramiding can it be cured?

itty06

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Hi Everyone,

Thinking of adopting a 7-month-old Leopard Tortoise that is showing signs of pyramiding. Can this be cured, or will it always have that?
 

wellington

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It can be stopped but not "cured". However, if it's not too bad, is stopped, then it won't appear as badly pyramided when it gets older.
 

Cowboy_Ken

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a 7-month-old Leopard Tortoise that is showing signs of pyramiding. Will it always have that?
The causes and effect of pyramiding on such a young tortoise is what should be considered here. Sounds like it’s been being reared in a dry, desert type of habitat and that is what would concern me here.
 
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