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Loves Belly Scrubbing

This adorable little guy seems to love getting his belly scrubbed – but why?

Known as the plastron, the “belly” of a turtle, like the rest of their shells is made up of scutes – bony bony external plates. Scratching or rubbing helps them shed old scutes. They also have nerve ending that reach up to just under the carapace – so it’s not just good for them, it feels good too!

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