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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-15-2007, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, i bought two yellow bellied sliders a couple of weeks ago and for the last 5 days one of them has what i can only describe as skin coming off his neck and limbs. Its see through and he does not seem bothered about it, still eating, basking, swimming ect. When he gets out of the water it dissapears and his skin looks fine.
Looked around internet and not found a deinate answer to what it is, i phoned the pet shop and they sid probably just shedding. He has grown a little since i bought them. The other one has no signs of this shedding at all.
Be gratefull if anyone can shed ( excuse the pun) any light on this.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-15-2007, 11:13 AM
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My sister use to have a RES, and turtles do shed just like any other reptile. They shed on there legs, tail, and head - but also their shell! I didn't know that, the first time I saw scales coming off the shell I thought something was serously wrong with mr. turtle! But nope, its perfectly normal. Heres a little information I found about it online:

Turtle Skin Shedding

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-15-2007, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks a lot for that, put my mind at rest
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