This is Squirtle, my 15 year old Red Eared Slider! Today, he was in desperate need of a bath <3
First I lather him down with Dawn Liquid Soap (the kind they use on animals during oil spills) and give him a little scrub with an old tooth brush. He sometimes gets algae growing on his shell so it needs a good scrubbin. He hates scrubbin though so he turns into Mr. Fussy Flippers and flaps around a lot.
Then he gets a nice buffing of Turtle VitaShell, which we affectionately call Turtle Lotion or Turtle Wax. It’s pretty much a conditioning cream that keeps his shell nice and strong. I buff it on with a cosmetic round :’D He uses them more than I do.
Then after his bath, his reward is to spend the day in his personal turtle pool in the back yard x3 Which is just an inflatable pool I bought at Target. But he loves his pool time :3