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Posted by: mayday at Wed Jun 15 22:02:57 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by mayday ]  
   


Not to worry. This is a condition that one often sees in rapidly growing tortoises. It appears in the newest areas of growth and certainly has something to do with the formation of the keratin in the carapace and plastron.
As long as you are providing a good diet with calcium and other nutrients (in addition to sunlight) the animal sould be fine. In fact, thses markings disappear later in life.


   

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