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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a Vet tech with special interest in Reptiles and Reptile Rescue.
Can you tell me what type of turtle Sir is?
Is there any cracks in the shell?
Can he move all his extremeties?
Has the bleeding subsided?
Can you see in his mouth and tell if it is an oral injury?
When a turtle takes a fall, we are always concerned with internal bleeding, which can account for clots. He should see a herp vet to be cehcked out. I can locate one sith a State. In the mean time we can do some first aid. Please place him in a shallow soak of 50/50 warm water and Pedialyte. This will help with electrolytes from the blood loss and also reduce stress. Soak for 20 mins. For the mouth, you cana dilute some Betadine with water to a tea color and clean the areas that look injured, but do not get in his eyes. You can also apply some neosporin if there is a cut. Over all he should have a hands on exam to make sure there is no internal bleeding and get some supprtive care for pain, if needed an antibiotic. Please let me know if you need further help. Joan
I am so happy that Sir is doing better! Great nursing care!