General Care Discussion :: Head Twitching

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Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:35 pm   Head Twitching

I know that it is fairly common for turtles to twitch while basking, but Gustave (My two-year old YBS) has been exhibiting excess twitching recently. He closes one eye, convulses, and claws at his head.

He is generally a very relaxed basker, never exhibiting more than one twitch. Has anyone had this occur with this much frequency?
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:00 am   Re: Head Twitching

:) nopi... not atleast with me
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Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:48 pm   Re: Head Twitching

I notice that when my turtle is shedding skin he is twitchier than normal... lol
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Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:14 pm   Re: Head Twitching

yeah, Touche does that, it's like their skin is super itchy and they can't help but rub their face and neck.
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