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  1. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello, We have noticed some changes in our horsefield tortoise shell since he has woken up. As you can see the suture lines are very deep and he has high peaks on his shell. Is this pyramiding? He receives all the relevant vitamins and supplements required to avoid this. Thank you for your help!
  2. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    We have a Sulcata tortoise - yes we know he will get big and live long but we are committed owners. He is just a wee-bitty baby right now - and we want to keep his shell from pyramiding and we want to keep his toe-nails and beak trimmed (without trimming them ourselves!) We have calcium that...
  3. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello, I am new to the forum :welcome: I am writing about other people's tortoises not mine. I recently moved in with them and have noticed some things about their tortoises that concern me - I don't know anything about tortoises or looking after them but I've read around on forums for advice...
  4. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I was just thinking, i have a tortoise that is one and a half years old. Is it still young enough to prevent pyramiding as pyramiding is caused by husbandry at an early age? p.s this might be really hard to understand but i didn't really know how to explain it
  5. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Please help! my little spud has begun to show signs of pyramiding, he is a hermanns tort, he's 5 months old :( I have him in an open topped enclosure with soil as a substrate deep enough to dig in. He has daily soaks and has a diet that consists of: clover, dandelion, kale, occasional bit of...
  6. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hello, I've noticed that my eldest hermanns is starting to pyramid slightly and I'd like to stop this as much as possible incase it continues. He is fed on natural weeds daily and I'm pretty sure he's not being over fed, his heat and UVB source are correct and he has plenty of calcium in his...
  7. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I am currently worried my horsefield tortoise could be suffering from pyramiding. He is starting to go into hibernation, but his shell is still growing. I am worried about his shell shape as some areas around the front edge have become clearer and plates at the front have grown out. here are...
  8. Newbie Advice
    I am currently worried my horsefield tortoise could be suffering from pyramiding. He is starting to go into hibernation, but his shell is still growing. I am worried about his shell shape as some areas around the front edge have become clearer and plates at the front have grown out. here are...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have just seen some truly horrid pictures of tortoises with pyramding and was after some advice on how to prevent it One ofthe two hermanns I was given earlier on in the year seems to have a couple of raised areas on the top of its shell (barely noticable I only really noticed it when I...
  10. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I posted some pics of my horsfeilds and a few people said about some signs of pyramiding, now I havent had them long enough to be the cause really well I hope anyway, got them on dandelion and fresh grass and the odd bit of brocolli with d3 and calcium dusting powder over it, I also add some to...
  11. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hi, I've already got a thread on here.. but I'm starting to worry now. Do you think my tortoise has pyramiding? Does 'he' look healthy at all? I've been told he is a one year old male horsefield and was captive bread, I'm beginning to think differently. As much as I don't want to, if you guys...
  12. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I rehomed a tortoise a about 2 weeks ago of an elderly women. I think the tortoise might have metobolic bone disease. He sits on his back legs most of the time and while in his table doesnt move around alot, only when he is bathed he is active. His plastron usually touches the floor while he...
  13. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I rehomed 2 Iberas about 6 months back that was kept in a viv and fed a pretty poor diet, they both have a fair amount of pyramiding, one worse than the other. They are still quit small, around 6inch. I was wondering with the correct environment/housing and diet ect if would improve as they...
  14. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Seeing as a few posts are asking about pyramiding recently I thought I would post this link to some info that I think is very good. What Causes Pyramiding
  15. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have a horsfield tort (4 years old), I bought him about 6 months ago fully aware he had this problem. I dust his food with calcium every other day, nutrobal once per week and he has a UVB 5.0 lamp and ceramic heater (Temp of 84 deg) on a habistat dimmer thermostat. His growth ring on the...
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