what is he doing?

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Banany
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my turtle is a baby and i was just looking at him or her in the tank and he keeps trying to bite his arm... does anyone know what hes doing or why hes doing it?
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my turtle did it for a little while. my best guess is he\'s trying to remove shedded skin. my turtle doesn\'t do it anymore.
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my turtle used to do it when he\'s hungry..but studies say they do it when their skin is shedding as reptileman said
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Yeah, shedding, I bet that itches like crazy, having something hanging on your skin that really shouldn\'t be there:D, he was probably just scratching.
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