General Care Discussion :: Shedding Questions

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:25 pm   Shedding Questions

I was wondering how often a RES will shed their scutes? The lady that had Mikey before me kept him in a 20 gallon tank with the basic baby turtle setup u get when u buy them. U know the rock filter and the small rock basking thing and a light that wasn't even a real uv bulb or heat bulb. I have since gotten new bulbs, am in the process of building him a on top basking platform and also will be getting him a new filter asap. He is in a huge clear rubbermaid tub and it has plenty of water and space for him to swim and since I live in Northern Alabama I take him outside alot to bask in the real sunshine and he loves it. But I was wondering how often they shed their scutes
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:01 pm   Re: Shedding Questions

It's real hard to say, though it seems like it should be annually. Slow, normal growth and lots of basking are key factors.
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