Algae Growth

 

Turtles that spend a large portion of their day in the water will naturally form algae on their exterior. In small amounts this algae growth will not have any adverse effects. If the amount of algae continues to grow you will need to remove it from your turtle and check its living conditions.

To remove it from the turtle, run the affected areas under warm water for a few minutes and gently wipe it away.

If you do not make changes to the turtles environment the algae is likely to continue growing. Particularly, check the humidity and temperature requirements of your species of turtle.

 
 
 
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