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when turtles shed do they leave their skin behind or what
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not the way say a taranchula would. Then don\'t peel the way most reptiles do because they\'re in water most of the time, so it kinda just flakes off.
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i was just reading that they might eat their shedding..
this describes it better:
\"Turtles will also shed their skin, but not in the way that other reptiles do. Their skin comes off in small and fine quantities and is difficult to see them actually shedding. If you do see your turtle shedding with large clumps or strands of hair-like skin hanging from them, then this is called excessive shedding. Most times when a turtle sheds excessively, it is a sign of over-feeding, water temperatures being too warm, poor water quality, a skin condition, or other infection in the body. A normal \"shedding\" activity for some species of turtles, is to bite at their legs, peeling off and sometimes eating small layers of skin.\"
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i think i feed it too much
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