shell issues

by jeannine

why would my red eared slider have a peeling shell and white spots? the spots can not be removed.It is like they are part of the shell color.

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Oct 31, 2010
red eared slider shedding scutes and white spots on shell
by: Anonymous

It's normal for a tortoise to shed scutes. As long as you can't see flesh below, you are fine. If you CAN see flesh below, run, don't walk to a vet.

As for the white spots, if it looks like exposed bone, please see a vet. If the white spots are flaky, also see a vet. Somtiems a slider will get white spots as part of hte shedding process.

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