General Care Discussion :: Slight bulges on turtle's shell. Normal?

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:14 pm   Slight bulges on turtle's shell. Normal?

I have noticed slight bumps on my turtle's shell. I feed him pellets with a little bit of protein (bugs, small shrimp) once every two days. Is this normal, or should I change something?

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:35 pm   Re: Slight bulges on turtle's shell. Normal?

Those are usually from excessive or irregular feedings. It should smoothen out somewhat over time. How much is he getting when you feed him?
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:03 pm   Re: Slight bulges on turtle's shell. Normal?

steve wrote:Those are usually from excessive or irregular feedings. It should smoothen out somewhat over time. How much is he getting when you feed him?


I've read that a turtle should be fed with an amount that should fit its head along with its neck. So I've been estimating, and I've been feeding him approximately that much.
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:27 pm   Re: Slight bulges on turtle's shell. Normal?

For a hatchling, go by the 2/3 of a head (no including neck) amount. Older RES I would go between 1/2 to 1/3 in addition to veggies in a varied diet.
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