My turtle is a litte fat can someone help

Mike1996

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Hi everyone
My red earded slider turtle is 1 year old and seems a little fat. I probably feed a little to often and maybe to much.

I tried posting a picture but it wont let me upload my own photos so I upload a screenshot. He looks like that under the leg area.
Is this a problem should I reduce feeding or is this ok since hes growing?
I feed pellets reptomin and dried shrimp
Every day and sometimes a few insects.
He has water lettuce that he also loves 20210119_154007.jpg
 

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This sometimes means urinary trouble. Are you keeping the water clean? Does the turtle get plenty of exercise? Cut out the shrimp and see if that helps.
 
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Mike1996

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This sometimes means urinary trouble. Are you keeping the water clean? Does the turtle get plenty of exercise? Cut out the shrimp and see if that helps.
Thanks oh that would not be good.
I think he can pee cause he pees when I pick him up sometimes. I hope hes just fat. I will cut down on the shrimp thank u again
 

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Don't just cut down, stop it completely.
 
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