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Post Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:06 am   Turtle Shell

I recently got a baby yellow belly turtle. The shell is about 1 1/2 inches and has some spots on the shell that I am a little worried being shell rot. I am not sure though, nor am I sure how to take care of my turtle if it is. Any suggestions please??
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:47 am   Re: Turtle Shell

Can you post pictures of the area? White spots are usually fungus.
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:10 pm   Re: Turtle Shell

Yes, I am so sorry I thought they posted. Because he also has like gold spots I am not sure is normal either. Thank you so much for helping me!!
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Post Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:06 pm   Re: Turtle Shell

Hard to see if anything is going on under the peeling areas. When it is dry, can you take a closer look and describe it for us? Does the turtle bask, and have a UVB light? A basking light? A basking platform and what is it made of?
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:12 am   Re: Turtle Shell

It almost looks like he is peeling kind of I'm not real sure how else to describe it. And the white spots on the bottom of him looks like its separated from his shell I guess. But I do have a basking light and a UVB light for him. The basking platform I have for him feels like styrofoam, and he does get up on the platform and stretch his arms and legs out sometimes.
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:29 am   Re: Turtle Shell

If it's dark or green and firm, it should be OK.
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