Does anyone know a safe way of marking box turtle shells?
One of my dad’s patients is on the way out of this world, so we’re taking in her six boxies.
I can tell turtles apart fairly easily, but getting six thrown at me is going to be hard and I’m looking for a way to distinguish them (at least for a week or so).
In the past, we’ve used blue tape to write tortoise names on (pictures exist of my baby desert tortoises stomping around with blue tape on their shells), we’re currently using permanent marker on the torts to help my mom tell them apart.
However, I’ve heard bad things about using permanent marker so I’m looking for a new way! I’ve heard nail polish works.
Any help would be appreciated!
Breeders will usually mark their turtles with a spot of colored paint all in the same spot to be able to tell their turtles apart. If you choose this method, I’d be sure and make sure it is non toxic and that you do not cover a large portion of the shell as that will compromise it.