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HerbietheTurtle
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SCUTES!! Peolple say he is shedding his scutes...Please explain to a new RES owner
Thanks :)
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SCUTES are the sections that make up the shell of a turtle and cover the underlying bone. Growth comes from the areas in between them and allows the turtle to get bigger. The top layer of the a scute is made up of keratin, like our fingernails. Normally, as a turtle grows, the very top layer is shed.

If you`re a new RES owner, make sure your turtle has a proper set-up (UVB lighting, head source, basking area, clean water, proper diet, etc.) so he will grow and you can see him shed his scutes. :)
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When they shed there shutes does it come of in one piece or many i just want to know im interested.
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They come off in one piece, the same shape as they were on the shell. Each piece kind of looks like a thin fingernail.

(How is your sick turtle doing?)
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IT seems to be doing better and will eat as much as i will give it. so far i have used the vitamens twice. I think she will be completly healthy again soon.(i hope)
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is it okay to give my turtles vitamin e?
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