I have great news for everyone πŸ™‚

Well…actually we have 2 good news but Kroten will share the other news two days from now πŸ˜‰

Now, I want to share good news regarding my shell. I have had my perfect shed \(^_^)/

If you don’t know what shedding is you can read all about it here> Turtle Fact #9: Scutes.

This is the latest picture of me during my shedding process:


Yolu can see that my scutes didn’t look so good, they were peeled off in some areas. After moving to our new house, I started shedding the off one by one. Mommy kept finding new scutes inside the tank and when she dried me off to have my morning sun, sometimes the scutes also caught in the “towel” she was using to dry me.

My scutes are very thin (unlike Kame and Kroten’s). You can see it in these pictures below:



Here are some of my scutes that mommy able to collect


How do I look with my new shell??

Well…I look gorgeous πŸ˜‰

This is my spotless plastron…looking rather cream than pink.


And this is my carapace. Look at that pretty scutes all attach nicely πŸ™‚


I will go through this shedding process again one day…but for now, let’s just enjoy my new fabulous look πŸ˜‰


About Papoe

Hi...I am named Papoe (read: pa-poo) because my origin is from Papua New guinea :) I am a Pink belly short Necked Turtle. Mommy adopted me on March 11, 2012. I am struggling with my body size...maybe I am a midget

22 responses »

  1. How interesting! I have never seen scutes up close before. Your new shell looks amazing!

  2. roro says:

    Congrats!! Really proud of you Papoe! πŸ™‚

  3. wow! a new dress :o) and you look great!!!! do you know if tortoises do that too?

  4. Binky says:

    You’re looking pretty good, Papoe!

  5. Very cool! I had no idea how pretty a turtle could be when its all shiny and new.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  6. giovannabeckeman says:

    Sooo cute , The first time I’ve seen something this, Cool!!

  7. hello papoe its dennis the vizsla dog hay nice noo digs i luv wot yoo hav dun with the playse!!! ok bye

  8. Teresa says:

    Thank you for teaching about scutes. My red eared sliders have been shedding theirs. They are 8 years old. Sometimes I would pull them off thinking it would feel good to my turtles but I won’t do that anymore.
    Also when my male turtle was about a year old he got lost in my house and when I found him days later part of his shell was broken. It is still misshaped. Pretty badly. He is now about 6 inches long. I was wondering if this would hurt him as he got bigger. So far it doesn’t seem to. I would like to send a picture of this but don’t know how.

  9. xeristh says:

    Man! That’s cool!

  10. Tanvi says:

    Me too. I’m shedding. I think.
    -terra(res turtle)

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