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Post Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:25 pm   Shell Rot, shedding, or something else?!

Hi there, today is the first day that I have noticed a large area of discoloration on the shell of my yellow bellied slider. Yesterday I noticed slight discoloration thinking it might be the shedding of the shell. Is this early shell rot, a fungus, or simply shedding? :shock: This is my first turtle and I have no clue if I should be very worried or if this will be happening when he is shedding. Thanks!

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:07 am   Re: Shell Rot, shedding, or something else?!

Most of it looks like shedding. As long as the shell is smooth and more vibrant underneath, then you're fine.
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:50 am   Re: Shell Rot, shedding, or something else?!

Okay, thank you! :D
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:04 am   Re: Shell Rot, shedding, or something else?!

No problem, cute little guy/gal :)
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Post Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:20 pm   Re: Shell Rot, shedding, or something else?!

Thanks! :) Yes, "he" is a cutie pie. Wish we could tell their sex so young, but I guess I'll have to wait until he's older. I think 1 year was what I read? I would think even larger though.
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:09 am   Re: Shell Rot, shedding, or something else?!

I think you can tell from the cloaca. I'll find the post
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:10 am   Re: Shell Rot, shedding, or something else?!

http://www.redearslider.com/determining_sex.html

might not be the same because the one in the picture is a res
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:09 pm   Re: Shell Rot, shedding, or something else?!

Thanks! I'll check it out! :)
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Post Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:32 pm   Re: Shell Rot, shedding, or something else?!

Needs to be around 4", though males might show characteristics a bit sooner.
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