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Post Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:24 pm   My Turtles Belly is turning Pink

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Okay so about a week ago i was looking at my turtles checking if they where OK with their shell.
i looked under their shells and saw pink lines didn't think much of it.
then yesterday i looked again and saw it turned more pink i got a bit scared so that's why I'm on here.
i don't know whats causing this. i feed them once per day not a lot.
and they get great heat from their basking area.
the water is nice and good for them 70-80 degrees.

i also had place sand in there could that be it?
should i remove it?
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:39 am   Re: My Turtles Belly is turning Pink

There was a similar post about a year ago. I can't find it now. In that post someone who raises turtles commented that this will sometimes happen with young turtles.

I also saw it in my son's RES at one point.

If there are no other signs of illness like much lowered activity or not feeding, I'd just keep a close watch on them. Likely, you have nothing to worry about. If there are other symptoms, though, please post back.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:45 pm   Re: My Turtles Belly is turning Pink

Yea its normal, while growing new growth is not completely hard and you can see blood supply causing the pinkish tint. Once the new growth hardens it goes back to being solid yellow.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:53 pm   Re: My Turtles Belly is turning Pink

Don't use that Reptomin stuff too much. Refer to the feeding guidelines here: http://www.redearslider.com/pellets.html BUT use a little less. It's almost always better to use less pellets than you think.
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Post Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:46 pm   Re: My Turtles Belly is turning Pink

oh man this had me worried thanks guys.
and i mixed their food and they aren't showing any illness or any bad activity
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:28 am   Re: My Turtles Belly is turning Pink

Fast growth can sneak up on new owners. If possible, use some carbon in your filter instead of a water conditioner.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:26 pm   Re: My Turtles Belly is turning Pink

I have a turtle named Michaelangelo under belly is pink I don't know how old he is but his belly is pink idk why please help me n tell me if I should worry I think he has shell rot but n let me know what's going on???? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:27 pm   Re: My Turtles Belly is turning Pink

I would show a picture but idk how
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:36 pm   Re: My Turtles Belly is turning Pink

How big is your turtle? If still small, it's normal.

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