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Painted turtle

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  1. CaitMarie

    CaitMarie New Member

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    884835DD-DCB2-4A57-A79A-C39B5E71D7BD.jpeg A873619B-DF4C-4CFE-B21C-52CEE17F0C9E.jpeg B83E5033-498F-4529-AC8B-235922E4C49C.jpeg Hi so I have 3 hatchling painted turtles the one that I have seems to be growing really fast he has shed his skin once but hasn’t shed his scutes yet and his shell is looking a bit weird he has white spaces between the scutes. Here’s some pics so you can see. But he was the same size as the ones next to him in the pics.
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    WOW!!! That is a CRAZY growth differential!!!![emoji33][emoji33][emoji33][emoji33]
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    Yea I don’t know what to do and don’t know why his shell is like that and hasn’t shed yet.
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I’ve never kept painted turtles, but it’s my understanding that the white between the scutes is new growth.
    Let’s see if more knowledgeable people have other ideas.
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