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Weird jaw formation?

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Momshra, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Momshra

    Momshra Member

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    Ok i love my baby sulcatas but man they can cause some stress. My biggest and healthest eater just started getting this funky looking jaw?? Check him out compared to the other two. And ideas wth ? first two pic of of the problem child last three are the other two i consider more normal shaped??

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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    I'm not seeing it. Maybe @Yvonne G @Tom @Markw84 can see what your seeing.
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    I'm not quite sure what I'm looking at, is the right side a little puffy? It looks like it's bulging out a little. It's kind of hard to tell.
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    Hello Momshra, do you mean the lose skin that is left and right from your tortoises beak ( the first two pics ) ?
    Tortoises sometimes shed old skin for new skin . Nothing to worry about if you meant the skin.
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    I also think that is just skin shedding
    My tort also shed some from its head and legs
    Nothing to worry as per i say
    Lets see what others wants to say
    @TechnoCheese
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    I have no clue lol, but I’m honored that you would call me in for advice!
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    You have knowledge thats why
    I read it on other articles and tortoise sites that that is just normal
    They are reptile and they have to shed the skin like snakes...
    I may be wrong
    But that's what i read
    Mine was doing fine with that
    But just dont pluck it because there is a new skin underneath it
    It may cause harm to their new skin
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    I'm pretty sure you're talking about the tortoise's jaw. What you are seeing is normal.
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    Ok thanks everyone. I think It is normal now as well. I appreciate everyone's thoughts!!
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    So right then: it is now proven that what everyone thinks is normal, is. And that is that.:D
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    lol right TammyJ!!
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    I guess I just felt like ito_O looked more square-ish then the other two. :tort:
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    I agree. But I can't say anything else because I really don't know much about torts n shedding n jaw structure.
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