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Hello I picked up a baby star tortoise yesterday, suposidly a sri lanka, it is very tiny. His shell is a bit deformed… but im also concerned about this spot on him. I havnt even had him 24 hours yet… he seems pretty healthy. It almost looks like a mole, in the center of his scute. If anyone knows what the dot could be, or has any ideas or tips for me on getting this guys shell back on track, i would appreciate it. I wish Ihad some more info on it, but the guy I got it from turned out to be lame. It currently weighs 17gs. But im not sure of the age

thanks
 

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Yvonne G

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I've never seen that before, but I wouldn't worry about it. It may have happened in the egg while the shell was still very soft.
 

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That’s completely normal, some stars hatch with out with it. Some have more than others. The shell shape is likely due to high incubation temperatures. It might straighten out a bit as it grows but it will probably always have a weird shape to it. It shouldn’t affect its health at all though.
 
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Hello I picked up a baby star tortoise yesterday, suposidly a sri lanka, it is very tiny. His shell is a bit deformed… but im also concerned about this spot on him. I havnt even had him 24 hours yet… he seems pretty healthy. It almost looks like a mole, in the center of his scute. If anyone knows what the dot could be, or has any ideas or tips for me on getting this guys shell back on track, i would appreciate it. I wish Ihad some more info on it, but the guy I got it from turned out to be lame. It currently weighs 17gs. But im not sure of the age

thanks
Mine too have this... i call her as dots...
 

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