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Post Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:52 pm   Bathing

So I have a res she's about a month or so old ( going by from when I got her ) but it seems like she needs a bath. There's slim or something on her legs and a little bit on her neck. I don't mean like a mucous type slime like from being sick. But she's really shy and won't let my clean her legs and won't bring her head out so I can get to clean her neck.

Anyone have any tips ?
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:09 am   Re: Bathing

What do you mean? Is there a color to the slime?
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:21 am   Re: Bathing

This isn't my turtle I went to Google to see if I can find something similar since she's still sleeping but this seems to look just like what I see on her skin. Just its not as "bad" as it is in this picture.
Could this just be skin shedding? I really don't think its a sign of sickness she's very very active and she bask ( mainly more towards night time ) so I don't think it'd be from her not drying off.

I know I'm here posting often this is like my 4 post bit I just don't want nothing going wrong with her. I love hard haha
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:23 am   Re: Bathing

Think its not uploading the picture. Keeps saying the extension txt is not allowed
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:25 am   Re: Bathing

Here we go got it

But Yea this is what I see on my turtle or at least what I think it looks like. Just not as bad as you see in this picture
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:44 pm   Re: Bathing

I would do a gently cleaning (be careful as they are very slippery and their claws/feed are pretty strong) and then re-examine the shell. Some of the fuzziness in the photo is from skin shedding. Also, are you saying she is not shedding?
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:13 pm   Re: Bathing

No I'm saying im hoping that it is skin shedding and not anything else
Its just gonna be hard to cleaner her because she's so small and shy so I know she's not gonna keep her legs and neck out for me to clean her
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Post Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:14 pm   Re: Bathing

And also that isn't a photo of her. I want able to get a photo of her because she's so shy but that is what I see on her
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:05 am   Re: Bathing

So is this on her skin or not? If its thin, wispy and hard to see out of water then its normal.
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:36 am   Re: Bathing

Yea that's what i see on her. When's she's out of the water I can't really see it. So just bathe her it's nothing bad?
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:57 pm   Re: Bathing

You don't need to bath her. It's normal unless it's discolored/thick/excessive.
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:32 pm   Re: Bathing

Ok thanks again man!!
I guess I just worry to much aha
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Post Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:09 pm   Re: Bathing

It's good to be observant and ask questions :)
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