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Unhealthy Shell or Just Shedding?

Discussion in 'Water turtles' started by NewtThePinkbelly, Jun 15, 2019.

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  1. NewtThePinkbelly

    NewtThePinkbelly New Member

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    Hey there! Me again. Just wanted your guys opinions as a worried turtle dad. I am a newer turtle owner, so let me know- does my turtle look unhealthy or is he just shedding? He is less than a year old if that influences any thoughts. Thanks!

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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    I have mud and musk turtles, so I haven’t had any experience with turtles like yours.
    Hopefully more knowledgeable people will be along soon!
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    Looks just like new growth and scutes about to shed to me. See what the others say though. I was told recently to add a pellet to the diet containing wheat germ (like Koi food) food and this will help shed scutes.
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    If you are new to turtle keeping this book is amazing! buy it used new is like $100 but i got mine for like $5 from B&N.
    also the shell looks good.


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