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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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    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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