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Shell Growth or Damage???

Discussion in 'Tortoise Health' started by aishajones, May 12, 2019.

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  1. aishajones

    aishajones New Member

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    Hello! Is Terry's shell damaged or is this normal growth?

  2. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    That's just growth. I can't really tell if that line in the new growth is a chunk taken out of if it's just the way the picture shows it. Tortoise shells grow in ways that keep the overall silhouette of the shape what it's supposed to look like, so sometimes one side grows more than the other.
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