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What is normal shedding for a RES?

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Posted by: ssalerno at Mon Jan 9 03:33:37 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ssalerno ]  
   

I have a three month old RES that I just got for X-Mas and I am trying my hardest to keep it healthy, happy, and alive but I have no experience with reptiles. She was shedding a lot of skin around her neck and it looked like thin, translucent flakes hanging off her neck. They just fell off today but I am still paranoid that it may be a sign of a fungal infection. Also, I noticed her scutes appear slightly raised which is concerning me as well. Does this sound like normal growth for a young RES? Please advise. Also, I am reading mixed results regarding whether it is good to feed your turtle spinach for a snack. Input from experienced RES owners would be greatly appreciated.


   

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