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My name is ***** ***** I am a Vet Tech with over 40 years experience with Reptile health and care.
Does the Tortoise live inside and outside?
If inside do you have a UVB light, strength, brand and age?
These tortoises do like to sleep a lot to be nibbled on.. whic is normal.
My concern is that you said his shell is bumpy. This can be an indication of a calcium deficiency. He should ne geting a leafy green diet beside what he forages. He should have calcium on his greens as well as well as cuttle bones to be scattered aroundto nibble on.
I do suggest a Herp Vet visit at least once a year to be checked for Parasites and health. If you need a Herp Vet, please let me know where you are located in te UK.
If he spends time in his shed, the a UVB light is needed for artificial sunlight. The calcium I suggested works with the sunlight and the UVB light to prevent Metabolic Bone Disease. This is very important that is why I suggest the calcium and cuttle bones.
As far as adding Veggies to the diet, collard greens, mustard reens, escarole, Romaine, cury endives and dandelion greens. You can also add Butternut, and acorn squash. For treats strwberries are a great treat.
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