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Joan, Veterinary Technician
Category: Reptile
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Experience:  35+ years experience as veterinary tech and 20+ years experience doing reptile rescues.
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My box turtles claws are falling off. One one each foot. She

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My box turtles claws are falling off. One one each foot. She lives in an outside pen , has plenty of water and shade. She eats worms, crickets and mixed vegetables. Any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.
Hello,Thank-you for requesting me. I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in reptiles and reptile rescue.There are a few reasons for a Turtle to loose claw They are big diggers which can wear down claws. There is also a possibility of a calcium or Vitamin deficiency which can cause nail loss or it could be a fungal infection from the soil.The best way to know what is the cause would be to have the turtle seen by a Herp Vet. I know this is not something you want to hear. but there are so many variables that can cause this issue , it requires a hands on exam. If you do not have a Herp Vet please supply a State and I can locate one for you with a State.Joan
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Shelley Tinsley. How is everything going?

Joan