General Care Discussion :: Shell rot or not? Help!

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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:19 am   Shell rot or not? Help!

Hello, I'm new to this site I work as a petcare specialist at Petsmart and I have recently opened up my home to my RES Koopa. I'm having trouble telling if he has shell rot or if he is shedding his scutes, I was able to peal part of it up so I believe he's shedding. I just need to be assured, thank you!!
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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 5:48 am   Re: Shell rot or not? Help!

Welcome to the forum! How does the shell look underneath? If it's dark green/brown and firm, it's usually normal. Post any pictures of the areas you have concerns.
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Post Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 3:19 pm   Re: Shell rot or not? Help!

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Here is the top part, i will provide pictures of the belly after work, he is a yellow bellied slider
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Post Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:42 am   Re: Shell rot or not? Help!

Help would be greatly appreciated
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Post Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:00 am   Re: Shell rot or not? Help!

The shell looks OK, you might need to cut down on the pellets/protein. How much are you feeding him?
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