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Tortoise Shedding: What is normal & what isn't

Tortoise Shedding: What’s Normal and What Isn’t

As they grow older tortoises regularly shed both their skin and their shells. Shedding helps tortoises grow new skin, grow a bigger shell, and helps rejuvenate the body to protect it from disease. There are different signs that indicate when a tortoise’s shedding is healthy and normal, and signs for when it is not. Overall, the shedding cycles for tortoises are perfectly normal throughout their lives.

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