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Spurs on sulcatas legs

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by morloch, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. morloch

    morloch Member 5 Year Member

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    Does anyone know what the spurs on sulcatas legs are? Are they bone? I'm just curious .my husband asked me and I was stumped! Lol,, your on the forum all the time and you don't know??!! Lol
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    They are a type of scale made from keratin and formed from the layers of skin.
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    Think hard finger nails.
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    That is a good question. If I had to guess I'd say some type of cartilage.
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    Thanks Thalatte. I was just guessing :)
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    Thank you!!
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