Originally Posted by MommysMeows
No, no pyramiding at all, actually... just soft and really light in weight.
I can see a bit of it on the scutes. It's really so subtle, though, that you can easily correct it. A few of my baby turtles have very subtle pyramiding like that, but it's no fault of mine - I put them outside and they proved to be very proficient at catching insects in their pens. They'll wear it off being outside and growing.
Making sure she has outside time (preferably a pen in warm weather) will let her dig, crawl, and rub around on stuff that will smooth her out eventually, too.
It'll also let her graze if you have a good grass for her.
I hope you post some updates of her in the future - with how much weight she's gained.
Do you have a scale? If you plan on taking in reptiles like this that aren't in perfect health you'll need to get one so you can keep track of how well they're improving. Weighing weekly will help you spot health problems, too. Since your tortoises will eventually get heavy you'll need a scale that goes up fairly high, but for now one that goes to 15lbs should do it.
And that type could be used for cats, too!
I'm not surprised that none of the animals show your tortoise much attention. Around here the wild box turtles run all over the place. I caught one eating some dry cat food I put down for a neighbor's cat over the summer (the cat looked like it could really use extra meals
), the cat didn't seem to care that the turtle had tucked in beside him.