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Indian star shedding
Posted: 15/12/2015 by Fens

Hi, I hope someone can advise. My daughters Indian star tortoise(about 8 months old), has got some scab type flakes in its skin folds on rear legs.  It doesn't look like normal shed as it's a brown/red colour, although it has the same texture.  It's attached to the skin, but flaking like shedding skin.  Anyone seen thus before?

Re: Indian star shedding
Posted: 16/12/2015 by Tom

Hello,

Pics needed please.

Regards,
Tom

Re: Indian star shedding
Posted: 16/12/2015 by Fens

Hi, tried to take a picky but he wouldn't let me.  He's otherwise healthy but does seem to find it difficult to stretch it out.  Will try again after he's had a rest.

Re: Indian star shedding
Posted: 16/12/2015 by Tom

OK thanks - try to take several.


How long have you had him ?

Tom

Re: Indian star shedding
Posted: 16/12/2015 by Fens

I've added a photo but it's a bit out of focus, you can just see the flake poking out, it doesn't look infected, or have any unusual smell.

Re: Indian star shedding
Posted: 16/12/2015 by Fens

We've had him since the end of March.

Re: Indian star shedding
Posted: 16/12/2015 by Fens

Here's another one, we took him to the vets with this one and he seemed to think it was ok.  It looks like a blister on the photo but it's more like a scabby bit coming off.

Re: Indian star shedding
Posted: 16/12/2015 by Tom

Thanks, but as you can see yourself if you click on the pics, it's out of focus, so impossible to see.

Was it from a breeder or a dealer ?

Re: Indian star shedding
Posted: 17/12/2015 by Fens

From a pet shop, I'll try again tonight after work to get some piccies.  He does seem fine in himself and is moving around the viv well.

http://www.warringtonpetsandexotics.com 
This is their website, we did go to the store.

Re: Indian star shedding
Posted: 19/12/2015 by Tom

OK don't worry if pics are diff.,

If the vet has checked, it should be ok.

I don't want to worry you, but a high %age of torts in the pet trade have probs., which can take a long time to become evident. Have a look at the "Vets & ." box, to see where the nearest 'reptile' vet is, in case of future problems.

Tom

Re: Indian star shedding
Posted: 19/12/2015 by Tom

ps Pet shops rarely give proper advice on torts..


I suggest -          startortoises.net

 

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