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Post Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:43 am   help - pink spot on turtle's chin?

My RES has a pinkish spot on her chin (see photos). I could not remove it by rubbing it with my finger. She is otherwise healthy and behaving completely normally. Any idea what this is and what should be done? Thank you! :)
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:32 am   Re: help - pink spot on turtle's chin?

Is it possible she rubbed it when going against the glass? I'd keep an eye on it but I don't think it's something to worry about.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:09 pm   Re: help - pink spot on turtle's chin?

Thanks Steve. It's possible, although the spot is in an indent. I would have expected a bruise to land on a more protruding part. I'll keep an eye out.
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Post Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:32 pm   Re: help - pink spot on turtle's chin?

It might be a scab or something similar to a callous. Those usually disappear on its own.
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Post Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:49 am   Re: help - pink spot on turtle's chin?

Thanks for the reassurance :)
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