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Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:36 pm   Is my turtle pyramiding?

Hello.

I have been keeping a YBS for a few months. Few days ago I was wondering if my turtle is pyramiding.

What do you think?

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:11 pm   Re: Is my turtle pyramiding?

Do you have more pictures? It kind of looks like a Cumberland Slider more than a YBS.

Also, the spreading of the scutes is the first sign of overfeeding, which leads to pyramiding.

What are you feeding it? How much? How often?

At this size, all the need is a few pellets a day. They'll keep begging for more, but remember it's for there own good not to feed more.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:05 am   Re: Is my turtle pyramiding?

More pics

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I am feeding 'sera reptil carnivorous' for young turtles 4 pellets every morning and 2-3 small dried shrimps and lettuce in the afternoon.

Is this too much?

What do you suggest me to feed?
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:09 am   Re: Is my turtle pyramiding?

Oops sorry for the bad pics

Heres the correct ones
http://imgur.com/IPFu1Ty
http://imgur.com/ZSoXkVI
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:22 pm   Re: Is my turtle pyramiding?

Looks pretty good overall, but I would cut down on the pellets a little or shrimp completely. I also prefer to feed lettuce in the mornings, but I guess that depends on how much you use.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:22 pm   Re: Is my turtle pyramiding?

Thanks for your reply guys.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:23 pm   Re: Is my turtle pyramiding?

Still can't quite tell species. It's most likely a YBS. Very nice shell!
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:19 pm   Re: Is my turtle pyramiding?

Hi all! 3 years later i am unearthing this thread! Wow! My YBS is doing fine! He grew a lot since last time posting and he is completely healthy! I will be posting photos in a while!
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:37 pm   Re: Is my turtle pyramiding?

Mike all good three years later great. Want to post photos good. Could you make new post under photo gallery or other topic so Urgent Care can be open for Urgent Care. Thanks'
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