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Post Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 9:35 pm   Pink Plastron on Turtle


I have 4 turtles( 2 belize slider and 2 peacock sliders) that their plastron has turned pink, each one has a different shade, one of the turtles carapace seemed to have pealed the green layer on the lower right side. Also I noticed that their lower leg pockets seem to be puffy like a balloon. They're active and eating well. I'd greatly appreciated it someone could give me some advice on what it could be.

They're all about 4-5 inches long and will be 2 years old this July.

The basking area is at 85F-90F and water is 75F. Complete water change every 7 days

I feed them daily zoo med commercial food its a mix of hatchling and adult pellets. The pellets are coated with Zoo Med Reptivite with D3 Reptile Vitamin and Zoo Med Repti Calcium with D3 Reptile Supplement. I also feed them different greens like boy choy, spinach, mustard greens and collard greens.
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Post Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 10:15 am   Re: Pink Plastron on Turtle

I wouldn't worry about a little pink, but is their basking area abrasive? Can the pink coloring be wiped off?
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