General Care Discussion :: Shell getting darker?

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:35 pm   Shell getting darker?

Hi there! I'm a new turtle owner and recently noticed my turtles shell doesn't look the same and had gotten darker in a certain spot. It was like that for a few days and then overnight the dark spot became bigger. Does anyone know what it could be? Is it because of shedding or is it something bad? Should he be taken to a vet? When I first got him he wasn't taken care of well and I'm very worried!
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:29 am   Re: Shell getting darker?

Are you sure you don't see any scutes floating around ? Looks like it is scute by scute so I'm wondering if it's just shedding.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:06 am   Re: Shell getting darker?

PokePony wrote:Are you sure you don't see any scutes floating around ? Looks like it is scute by scute so I'm wondering if it's just shedding.



I haven't seen any scutes floating around, but yeah its definitely getting darker scute by scute.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:06 pm   Re: Shell getting darker?

It does look like some older scutes came off, which is great news.
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