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I think my turtle may have shell rot. Can you help? I
I think my turtle may have shell rot. Can you help? … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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Associate Degree
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I have turtle who fell and has a small crack on the tip of
Hi, I have turtle who fell and has a small crack on the tip of her shell. I'm looking for triage info and best practices to avoid infection and for quick shell repair and recovery. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
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Associate Degree
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I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that
Hello Anna. I have just come across your site. I rescued a turtle that had been hit by a car a long time ago. The person I got him from kept him for 6 weeks making sure he was eating and stuck the rea… read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,821 satisfied customers
A couple weeks ago my box turtle was stolen by tree
A couple weeks ago my box turtle was stolen by tree trimmers, good news is I did get him back. Bad news I believe they must have dropped him on his back. The turtle had what looked like a piece of roc… read more
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PitRottMommy
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Oh, um my male red ear slider has shell rot. I've looked
Oh, um my male red ear slider has shell rot. I've looked online for a while and I think I'm treating it ok... unfortantly I don't think I cought it in time and it spread to my painted turtle who is in… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
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I was in the kitchen just a few minutes ago serving dinner
I was in the kitchen just a few minutes ago serving dinner when my daughter said my in the back and we were calling her with no response. so i wemt to find her and she she came from where my painted t… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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I'm afraid my painted turtle has just passed away. he is in
I'm afraid my painted turtle has just passed away. he is in the darkest corner of that tank. his back legs out, kind of clutched together at the toes. his front legs are out and he placed his hands up… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Emergency Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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This painted turtle is bulging of s shell. He doesn't swim
This painted turtle is bulging of his shell. He doesn't swim around the tank anymore. Doesn't want to eat. I don't know what to do. … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,821 satisfied customers
What are signs that shell rot is healing? , Sure! I
Customer: What are signs that shell rot is healing? … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,821 satisfied customers
My tortoise was chewed by my dog a couple of months ago and
my tortoise was chewed by my dog a couple of months ago and is now missing a part of shell above its back hind leg, it also has nibble marks and some of its shell has been scraped off around the edges… read more
Joan
Joan
Veterinary Technician
Private
9,649 satisfied customers
I have a hatchling painted turtle that is about 1-2 months
I have a hatchling painted turtle that is about 1-2 months old. When I got him he had fungus which I was able to get rid of and he was doing much better. He was eating swimming around, running around … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,821 satisfied customers
Hi there I purchased 2 hatchling red ear sliders from a
Hi there I purchased 2 hatchling red ear sliders from a pet store yesterday (born in July 2013). I noticed the unusual appearance of the turtles shells when in the pet store, and was told the turtles … read more
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Joan
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Private
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I have a baby painted turtle and am trying to be the best turtle
I have a baby painted turtle and am trying to be the best turtle mommy I can. his underbelly seems a little soft and the ends of his shell above his back legs are slightly curled up. I have pieces of … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,821 satisfied customers
My daughter has two aquatic turtles. One is approximately
My daughter has two aquatic turtles. One is approximately 6 months old, very little. The other is about 4 years old. We had them living in separate tanks until yesterday. We experimented and put the l… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
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we have a hatchling 5 months old we also have 4 others in the
we have a hatchling 5 months old we also have 4 others in the same tank all hatchlings, but the one in question has gotten very soft in the shell and you can see more what looks like its organs under … read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
9,649 satisfied customers
My slider got startled and fell off his rock causing a piece
My slider got startled and fell off his rock causing a piece of his upper shell to break off The piece on its shell it came from is sticking up away from his body. What can I do?… read more
Joan
Joan
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Private
9,649 satisfied customers
Sorry - one more question! I have a whole host of them. I
Sorry - one more question! I have a whole host of them. I was worried his shell was flaking when I first got him - the flaking is still there but when it comes off in small pieces the shell underneath… read more
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Joan
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Private
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My turtle fell off my deck of about 12-15 and landed on a piece
My turtle fell off my deck of about 12-15 and landed on a piece of slate. I can't find the turtle anywhere, but see some blood (about 1 teaspoon). I live lake front and am wondering if he made it to t… read more
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Joan
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Anna

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Have owned turtles, snakes, amphibians, and lizards. Study and provide habitat for wild herps.

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