Removing coconut oil from shell?

John Franzwa

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How do you remove coconut oil from a tortoises shell? I have recently put coconut oil on my Russian tortoises shell and am curious on how to remove it if I even need to remove it?
 

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I would just put him in a warm water soak and using a soft tooth brush and with a soft touch, try to scrub it off.
 

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You really don't need to remove it. You just get a very soft and absorbent cotton cloth and rub the tortoise with the cloth. This will remove any excess, and the remainder will be absorbed.
 

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You really don't need to remove it. You just get a very soft and absorbent cotton cloth and rub the tortoise with the cloth. This will remove any excess, and the remainder will be absorbed.

Thanks it worked great just did it!
 

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Why would you need to remove it? It'll soak into your tort and rest will get rubbed off on plants and substrate. I never remove it. To me it's like putting moisturizer on my skin once in a blue moon when i remember to do so. You put it ON. Never take it OFF
 

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ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1467595729.075464.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1467595752.785926.jpg I coco oil my babies every time they look dry and I have few extra minutes after their bath ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1467595837.812790.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1467595884.650665.jpg this is also my time for thorough skin/shell exam. I know some people may see it as controversial practice, but this is just something I do. It works for me
 

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