Painted Turtle Shell Issues

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Painted Turtle Shell Issues

Post by orangepeels » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:29 pm

Hello, 

I've had my painted turtle for 3 years now, and I'm noticing some issues with his shell. It seems that he is shedding a lot - in the pictures I just recently brushed his shell and many of his scutes were peeling off. Also, on his skin there's somewhat of a white flakey-like material floating on him. I did a salt bath and it seemed to help a little. My question is, what do you think is causing this? I was at first concerned that it was shell rot, but like I said, the shell seems to be peeling often. I am trying to branch out and feed him more veggies, because he was pretty much on a pellet and occasional mini shrimp diet before this. Other than that, his activity levels are still very high and I haven't noticed much change in his behavior. I uploaded a photo.

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Re: Painted Turtle Shell Issues

Post by orangepeels » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:33 pm

also, I'm new on here. Did anyone see if my photo uploaded, because I can't seem to find it? :)

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