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RE: moisturizer for redfoots

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Posted by: unchikun at Sat May 24 07:42:33 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by unchikun ]  
   

i think we must have had an especially dry winter, because my redfoot's skin was especially dry, as well. aside from soaking and misting her, i also use something zovick recommended: plain glycerin (you can find it in with the regular lotions and moisturizers in the drugstore).

for my tort's "spa treatment" (hehe), once every couple of weeks or so, i'll give her a super long soak, and with an extra soft baby toothbrush gently go over her shell and skin to give it a good cleaning and get rid of the little dead skin flakes. then i'll rub some glycerin into her skin and shell. a little goes a long way, and she looks greasy for a bit, but her skin/shell seems to absorb it nicely. i find that it leaves her shell nice and glossy, and her skin looks nicer since i started doing this.

not that she cares, though. (well, she does get wiggly when the brush hits a "tickle spot" on her shell...)



   

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