Q. Red ear slider turtle is losing red tint on sides of head. Why?

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A. This can be a natural occurrence in some turtles, just as people get gray hair. Your RES is a bit young for this change though. Confirm proper environmental conditions and proper diet (request a consult if you like and we can discuss your set up in detail). You may want to schedule an appointment with a herp vet for a physical exam to rule out infection. Monitor for sores, lethargy or loss of appetite.

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