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Posted by tortusjack on May 04, 2003 at 16:56:01:
In Reply to: Pyramiding on 4yr Leopard Tortoise posted by TurtleBoyPW5 on May 03, 2003 at 15:30:54:
....loss of lifespan, .....don't think it will make much difference, if any.
I have a WC Leo which looks like she has the 3 Great Pyramids of Egypt on her back, now she didn't get a decent meal in her life according to what we all know about Africa's flora, yet she's heavily raised.
So what exactly causes pyramiding, NOBODY know's for sure, it's pure conjecture.
If your Leo is strong & seems happy....go with it.
The next one you get could be totally the opposite in growth /pyramiding.
You did your best, live with it.
:When I orginally bought my tortoise I didnt really know how big it would get. I fed the best i could according to the book "The complete idoit's guide to turtles and toroises" The one thing I could never find to feed him was un fertilized grass...yeh all u out there are probably goning thats were u messed up...i know..big time. Is it two late now to change his diet of dandeloin greens and assorted veggies once in awhile, to stop pyramiding from becoming worst? My tort is already four years old and has bad pyramiding...ive taken my tort to the vet before when he or she had a repiratory problem that was two years ago and he didnt say anything about his raised scutes. After four years of wondering why...today i found out about pyramiding. DAMN i wish i new four years ago...Is it too late? Will pyramiding result in a loss of lifespan? thanks alot