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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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I have a Russian tortoise and I wanted to make sure his shell is always in good condition, and I know that feeding and environmental conditions are very important, but is there a "wax" or "lotion" i could put on his shell to keep it in good condition?

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Good diet and sunlight should be all he needs.

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Yep! But just wondering if there are any products I can look into.

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As long as you are providing the light food, lighting etc... his shell should need no special care.

I do think you could use a soft toothbrush and gently clean his shell. Although I have never done any research on tortoises so I am not sure if that is correct.





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the toothbrush is a good idea!

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Actually an occasional soaking should do fine to keep the shell clean. I'd be careful with any brush that you don't end up forcing dirt into some space it wouldn't normally get get to.

I'd soak mine once a week or so, and in the summer hose them off, top and bottom. I'm not sure I like the idea of scrubbing the shell. That may just be me.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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I love to hear everyones opinion, I don't get offended. You do have a point Bob!

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im not sure about tortoises cause i dont have one, but i know they make vit-a-care cream thing for turtles so you can try to look in the pet store for one, and then maybe look for a review of the product online to see if its safe or not


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