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scute loss
Posted: 30/06/2015 by donnafj

A friends tortoise is losing scutes on his front legs ?

does anyone have any ideas what is causing this ?


Many thanks

Re: scute loss
Posted: 30/06/2015 by Tom

Hello,

It is an injury of some sort.
There is serious risk of infection spreading below the scales & therefore unseen. A trip to a vet is essential.

If the tort is kept with others, it is a result of fighting, separation is the 'cure.'

There appears to be only 1 claw & some swelling of the leg.

I trust that it/they have a large outside enclosure, eg at least 15sqm.

Regards,
Tom

 

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