Sould I panic? I live in an obscure part of an island and we do not have any reptile vets. Could this just be shedding?


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I asked a sort of professional and he said that Yoshi could be shedding and that it's normal in spring season. Altough i am worried that it might be a fungal infection.
Yoshi is a rescue tortoise and has an outdoor enclosure. I have been busy with exams and I am ashamed to say it but I couldn't make time to clean Yoshi's water dish very often.
I've attached pictures below, please let me know what you think and if I can do anything at home to help Yoshi. Thank you🙏💚IMG_5278.jpegIMG_5281.jpegIMG_5276.jpeg

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Panic is optional, only do it if you'll feel better afterwards...

What I would do, and have done with all of my rescues when they come to live with me with some degree of shell fungus or whatever, is:

  • Warm water soak, gentle scrub of shell with toothbrush
  • Dip toothbrush in betadine and scrub entire shell, rinse in warm water
  • Dry tort and then rub entire shell with dollar-store athlete's foot cream
  • Repeat process in three days, and then again 3 days later