Is it just my turt?

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davenjules
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Is it just my turtle or does anyone else\'s turtle(s) get under things and scratch their shells?
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Could your turtle be starting to shed its scutes? I`ve heard of turtles doing something similar when they were shedding. Does it look like the scutes are going to lift off at all? (If so, don`t try to lift them off, let them come off by themselves.)

Does your turtle have proper lighting and an easily accessible basking area that`s 85-90F? If he`s going to shed, getting out to dry off and bask would help him do it.
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No, his shell looks perfect (he sheds his skin alot, though) - and yes, he has proper lighting, basking, etc. For about two months, every now and then he will dig out the rocks under the heater or \"hiding place\" and get under it, then move side to side. I guess its a scratching thing hes doing :)
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