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Reptiles

Skin conditions in tortoises Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Siuna Ann Reid, Kirsty Dewhurst

The skin is the largest organ of the body. Reptile skin is unique and has many functions which include protecting the body, providing camouflage and making vitamin D3.
 
The horny skin armour on the legs of a tortoise
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