JBL Tortoise Shine
Shell care for tortoises

  • Tortoise Shine: for the tortoise’s shell care and pest control.
  • Works effectively against ticks
  • Easy to use: bathe the tortoise (lukewarm), dry, spread thin coat over the shell with cotton swab (soaked with JBL Tortoise Shine)
  • Prevents brittle shell surface, non-toxic – but avoid contact with the animal’s eyes.
  • Package contents: shell care for tortoises, Tortoise Shine.
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basic price 588 EUR / l
Recommended retail price incl. VAT
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Product information

Tortoise shell care The JBL Tortoise Shine ensures a well-kept shell surface in tortoises. Helps prevent a brittle shell surface and preserve a well-groomed appearance in tortoises. The care product is non-toxic but avoid contact with the animals’ eyes.

Easy to use
Bathe the tortoise in lukewarm water (about 25 °C) and dry well. Soak cotton pad with Tortoise Shine and spread a thin coat over the shell.


JBL Schildkrötenglanz 10 ml

Art. no.:
EAN Code:
10 ml
Volume packaging:
0.3 l
Gross weight:
30 g
Net weight:
18 g
Weight factor:
Packaging dimensions (l/h/w):
27/140/74 mm


Animal species: European Tortoises, Tropical Tortoises, Terrapins, Tropical Terrapins, Turtles, red-footed tortoises, Asian box turtles, red-eared sliders, leopard tortoises
Animal size: For all animal sizes
Animal age group: Medium-sized tortoises
Volume habitat: For all terrariums
Material: Paraffin oil, eugenol (allyl-2-methoxyphenol)
Colour: transparent
Dosage: First bathe the tortoise in lukewarm water (25 °C) and dry well. Then soak a cotton pad in Tortoise Shine and spread a thin coat over the shell

Electronic label / illuminant

Mercury: No
Dimmable: No
Socket designation: First bathe the tortoise in lukewarm water (25 °C) and dry well. Then soak a cotton pad in Tortoise Shine and spread a thin coat over the shell
How often should a tortoise be bathed?

There are different opinions on this. Experienced keepers have established regular bathing at intervals of 2-3 weeks as a good average. The bath is done in 25 °C warm water for at least 10, better 30 minutes. Afterwards dry the animals well. To protect the turtle shell, it is then rubbed thinly with cotton wool soaked in JBL Turtle Shine. This prevents the shell from becoming brittle and gives the shell surface a well-groomed appearance. Please avoid bathing in the last few weeks before hibernation to ensure the turtles don’t completely empty their intestines.

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safety instructions

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Safety information
JBL Schildkr?tenglanz 10ml - safety information in accordance with GHS
Signal word
Hazard symbol
  • GHS08
Risk phrase
EUH208: Contains $. May produce an allergic reaction.
H304: May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.
safety note
P101: If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.
P102: Keep out of reach of children.
P103: Read carefully and follow all instructions.
P301+P310a: IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor.
P331: Do NOT induce vomiting.
P405: Store locked up.
P501a: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local regulations.
Hazard-determining component
8042-47-5: R Paraffinöl
97-53-0: Eugenol
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