Scales flaking off

by Heidi Adams

I have noticed that my yelloe belly terrapins shell has small white (dry patches) over his shell. His patterned scale is also flaking off in one whole pieces leaving a darker brown pattern underneath rather then the greeny brown pattern as normal. ive heard they do flake but is it this much? Is this normal?

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Sep 11, 2009
by: Anonymous

Those are his scutes shedding. Turtles shed scutes and skin as they grow. His beautiful bright green colouring will fade as he grows.

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