Please advise what I can do on my tortoises shell it’s peeling or chipping off. It’s been like that a couple years should we fiberglass it any ideas. Previous owner said it happened from trying to go underneath the fence in a cow pasture.
The treatment depends on how active that site is now.
it looks like some of the old parts of the shell may actually be flaking off or coming apart if that is the case,
you can help it along a little by removing parts of the shell that are really not attached to anything
I am wondering if that lighter part of the shell can just slip out.
If it does, you will see new growth under it. starts coming in as a bone color then the normal shell color.
However, depending on how old the injury is, it might complicate that plan.
if that's an old
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