I bought this product a few months ago just to try it out for my two Russian Tortoises to see if there were any benefits to be gained. I was concerned at first because there is a slightly waxy feel to the tortoises shell once you apply it, which I felt may lead to the tortoises not being able to properly absorb uvb light. I however have discovered that if you soak your tortoise for 20 minutes (as I do weekly), gently pat off the water with a small towel, then apply the vitashell and allow it to dry before placing your tortoise back in its enclosure then the next day soaking the tortoise for roughly 5 minutes and patting off the water again then the waxy feeling disappears but leaves the shiny healthy look of the vitashell :) (I do this once roughly every 3-6 months) While I am not certain if this is necessary or not, it put my mind at ease to know that there wasn't anything keeping my tortoises from being healthy and they really looked it now as well! Overall very pleased with this product. Great smell as well.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 2 for TetraFauna Turtle VitaShell
PostedAugust 17, 2011
from chicago, il
i don't know how many people out there have tortoises that worry about their pets shells and shedding habits, i use to worry until i started using this cream. since using this product my tortoise's shells have become smoother, have grown quicker, and look healthier. when a tortoises shell is growing, it can become sensitive along the growth lines, this product helps relieve any unwanted sensitivity that may cause discomfort for your tortoise or turtle. it also, when applied to regular scales, can help with a smoother transition from shedding to new skin.