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Shell Saver Experiment

Discussion in 'General Tortoise Discussion' started by EllieMay, Jul 10, 2018.

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    6DEA67C0-3E5D-4B7F-9B73-AAE7212895B7.jpeg I have read this from many sources. If this is true wouldn't these moisturizing disrupt their thermal regulation?
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member

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    The problem is that no one ever sees these reported problems with any of these shell products and almost universally report back the opposite news that it helps the shells grow smooth.

    You can also find many sources that say sulcatas are desert animals, should be housed bone dry on dry substrate to prevent shell rot and respiratory infection, and should only be soaked once a week. All of the above is false and opposite of what they need, but many sources will repeat it.
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    Very true! And that's why I love you guys. Thank you Tom!
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    I couldn’t find anything scientific that looked like definite fact to me.. so all I know is what I see:) I am very much an amateur at Tortoise keeping but I am dedicated, and continue to do lots of research.. so far, so good....
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    I can't find any actual peer reviewed journals or actual research on tortoise in general. The most info I have found has been here. I'm still looking into a few things I'm curious about and if I find anything about this or anything ingesting I'll link it.
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    Awesome!! The more you know.....
    Thanks Drew!
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    Hey guys- does anyone have anymore info on in Shell Saver is a safe product for long term use?
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    I don’t have any additional info but I continue to use it after soaks a couple times a week. I took this picture yesterday of Pickles who I have used it on since I brought him home as a hatchling.
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    Pickles is looking amazing! Love the lipstick ;) what is it he is eating?
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    Lol! Thank you! That is blended Mazuri, Timothy hay, a little salad dressing, water, and red food coloring:)
    My torts won’t eat the regular mazuri by itself no matter what I mush it in with... on the upside, they love all things growing natural. They are excellent grazers.
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    Haha and Sheldon will not eat his Mazuri if I put anything with it. He also will not eat spring mix :D they are so funny with definite personality’s :<3::tort: I always look forward to your posts if your Tortoises
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    There are no pores in a tortoise's shell, just as there are no pores in your fingernails. But when you goop on a bunch of topical stuff then the dirt sticks to it, yes, it does interfere with thermal regulation. That's why I always tell people, if you add oil to your tortoise's shell, allow it to sit there for 15 minutes or so, then polish it off with a clean, absorbent cloth.
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    #tortma

    (the tortoise equivalent of dogma)

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    He is still gorgeous as always.
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    I have been using Shell Saver 1X each week with my Burmese Star and I have noticed a difference. I've been using it for 3 months and it works in my opinion. My tort doesn't seem bothered by it at all.
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