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cleaning time

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 1:46 pm
by Marianne
my turtle has a thin layer of algae on some parts of its carapace (especially near the tail), which i hear is normal. so... i decided to scrub some off with a semi-soft used toothbrush.
i was just wondering if there are any specific things i should (or should not) do when i clean him/her. for instance, the pressure applied, the direction in which the brush goes, places to be extra careful, etc... basically any tips.
ALSO, i\'m not sure if this happened after cleaning or not, but the scutes near the tail seem a bit less attached--that is, compared to the others in front of it, the spaces between them seem a little bit larger (i can see a very thin black line of space)
is this a problem?

thank

Re: cleaning time

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 4:08 pm
by sbturtlegrlz6
first of all the tooth brush should be soft not semmi soft ,never scrub too hard,always always make sure your turtle is healthy it is ok if it gets that fungus thingy once or twice but it shouldnt happen often.chances are he is just shedding which is a sign of growing. keep me updated. gl =)

Re: cleaning time

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:48 pm
by Marianne
if \"soft\" is considered as what the label on the toothbrush pack says, well then the toothbrush is \"soft.\"
um... my turtle is perfectly healthy except for a feces problem which i am working on.
and, algae is not a fungus. or else my turtle would be having a fungal infection, which it is not--the shell is green and strong. also, i don\'t believe it is shedding because algae is not part of the turtle\'s shell...

thank