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RE: Aldabra Tortoise **Sniff Sniff**

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Posted by: Tortoise_MATT at Mon Feb 1 23:30:52 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Tortoise_MATT ]  
   

Mike,

I am partially relieved, but still concerned... and disappointed with myself for not noticing sooner. While I usually check on them in the early evening... I woke both up in the middle of the night, and sure enough they both had watery moisture (a lot) in their mouths, noses, eyes, and necks, even the one I thought was unaffected. I went back and re-looked your Aldabra "sweating" thread from a while back, and this looks very much like the problem you described!

I understand that everyone determined this is normal (though weird) and the reason could be anything from dust, to humidity or temperature issues.

Possibly because of my low humidity, the excess tearing drys up quickly during the day, but in the evenings when they withdraw into their shells, it accumulates all over their faces and necks. That's what seems to be happening with mine. Their temps have been 75-80 consistently so I suspect humidity may play more of a factor.

My Aldabras skin gets really dry sometimes. I'm wondering if you have the same problem, and if you worry about it?


   

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