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Re: [waterturtles] Thank you Mary Hopson for your input for our turtles

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  • Mary Hopson
    ... Glad to help. :-) Yes, the outer layer of each scute will loosen and peel off naturally when as the turtle grows. Here are some good basic caresheets
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1 12:09 AM
      one4cat2001 wrote:
      ... One more question, when these red
      ear sliders shead shell just slightly one small area at a time does
      this mean they are growing? and is there a good care sheet on these
      or is there a good water turtle book anyone can recomend?
      Glad to help. :-) Yes, the outer layer of each scute will loosen and peel off naturally when as the turtle grows.

      Here are some good basic caresheets online:
      http://www.chelonia.org/Articles/basiccarebasking.htm
      http://www.chelonia.org/Articles/trachemyscare.htm
      http://www.RedEarSlider.com/
      http://www.tortoisetrust.org/articles/res.html

      Here are a couple inexpensive books with good information:

      Turtles and Tortoises: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual. 1996. Bartlett & Bartlett. Barron's Educational Series.

      The Complete Idiot's Guide to Turtles & Tortoises. 1998. Liz Palika. Alpha Books.

      Enjoy your RES!

      Mary at The Turtle Puddle
      <http://www.turtlepuddle.org>

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