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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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my turtles shell has white patches

hi there could any1 tell me wat i could for my redeared slider shelby her shell has some little white patches on it she has a good uv light and she eats all the time

wat could this b may i ask i hope it not 2 bad
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She may have a fungus infection or "shell rot".




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it could also be shedding time, how long have you had it? what is your tank like?

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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ive had her 6months she has a huge tank and a good heat pump, she does have some skin hangin off her neck and legs the is no white patches on the bottom of her shell, i do put her outside when its hot to enjoy the sun on her shell ive been told this is good for there shell.
And i have been told you can use a nail file to remove the white patches on the shell is this true.

yes she has been shedding her shell i do clean her shell with a tooth brush to get rid of the grime is that ok to use though.

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she may just be shedding, just leave it alone. Don't pick at it it will damage the shell. You may want to get a UVB bulb for it's tank

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If you are worried look up some info on shell flaking on turtles (I almost typed rabbits i'm loosing it i swear!) or take it to a vet. As long as the turtle is active and not showing much difference in attitude i would give it some time to see if the spots flake off and are bright and new under

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It could very well be shedding.When my turtle shed,the pieces were not white though.




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