kingsnake.com - reptile and amphibian classifieds, breeders, forums, photos, videos and more
return to main index
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
 
Click here for TortoiseTown
Mealworms, Crickets, Dubia, More...
Available Now at New York Worms!
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Herp Photo of the Day: Komodo . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Anaconda . . . . . . . . . .  NY Metro Reptile Expo - Nov. 27, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Orlando - Dec. 02-03, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  ReptiCon Houston - Dec. 02-03, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Nebraska Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 02, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Jacksonville Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 02, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Hamburg Reptile Show - Dec. 02, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Hampton Roads Reptile Expo - Dec. 03, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Greater Cincinnati Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 06, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Central Illinois Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 07, 2017 . . . . . . . . . .  Calusa Herp Society Meeting - Dec. 07, 2017 . . . . . . . . . . 

Re: Shell and some cleaning question


[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Snapping Turtle Forum ]

Posted by SteveH on March 29, 2003 at 12:11:30:

In Reply to: Shell and some cleaning question posted by circle on March 28, 2003 at 15:13:35:

:Hi,
: I have an alligator snapper and I noticed that his shell is peeling. Only a little though. And his shell is not as hard as common turtles like box turtles or whatever. Is this normal?
:I also tried cleaning him but he keeps on jumping and trying to bite me when I do. Does anyone of you have suggestions on how to clean him?


Circle- Alligator snappers' shell doesn't harden untill they are around a foot or so. The peeling you talk about sounds like a normal shed.




Follow Ups:




[ Follow Ups ] [ Snapping Turtle Forum ]