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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:05 am   Re: Worried About Nemo's Shell

If the edges curve up, it might mean a problem with diet/environment. Are they getting enough calcium/UVB?
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:21 am   Re: Worried About Nemo's Shell

BabyNemo wrote:Like, I can take my finger nail and put it inbetween the sections.
Sort of like.. when you have paint, and it starts to 'chip' off, a section comes up.
I don't know how to explain it.


Do you mean like the last picture in the last post of

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If so, your turtle is just getting ready to shed. Perfectly normal. You don't want to force it though. That can cause injury.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:45 pm   Re: Worried About Nemo's Shell

steve wrote:If the edges curve up, it might mean a problem with diet/environment. Are they getting enough calcium/UVB?

He has the two bulbs that are required above his basking area, I have a calcium bone thing in his tank and I also crush up the bone and sprinkle it around in the water.

It's the middle of his shell, were it comes to a point, I'll see if I can get a better picture now
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:54 pm   Re: Worried About Nemo's Shell

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:54 pm   Re: Worried About Nemo's Shell

ljapa wrote:
BabyNemo wrote:Like, I can take my finger nail and put it inbetween the sections.
Sort of like.. when you have paint, and it starts to 'chip' off, a section comes up.
I don't know how to explain it.


Do you mean like the last picture in the last post of

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=32963

If so, your turtle is just getting ready to shed. Perfectly normal. You don't want to force it though. That can cause injury.

No, it's not like that.
But, now I know what to look for when it comes to shedding thank you!
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:40 pm   Re: Worried About Nemo's Shell

It might be from a growth spurt, I'd just keep a close eye on everything.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:04 pm   Re: Worried About Nemo's Shell

steve wrote:It might be from a growth spurt, I'd just keep a close eye on everything.

Is it something I should be worried about?
What should I be looking out for in terms of that?
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:15 pm   Re: Worried About Nemo's Shell

With what I was going with. If his shell truly is deformed, it can be a big deal, and it also could be nothing. Sometimes turtles are born with weird shells. Complications can occur because of this as they grow, but there is nothing you can do to prevent this. Only time will tell.
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