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I have a golden thread turtle. It has some spot on the
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My baby turtle has a patch on the side of his shell. I
My baby turtle has a white patch on the side of his shell. I thought it couldve been that he hit something on it, but it got worse. My next thought was to use a vinegar/distilled water mixture to scru… read more
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PitRottMommy
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I have a pet turtle. He has white spots/patches all over his
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I think my turtle has she'll rot. Shell ** A few weeks but
a few weeks but it's getting worse. He refused to use a basking dock and I have good uv lighting, good canister filter and plenty of calcium in his tank also got the water tested and it's fine … read more
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I have questions about my 3 year old Red Ear Slider turtles
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I recently bought a water heater fpr my RES and today i
I recently bought a water heater fpr my RES and today i noticed he has been lethargic, he also has some shell rot … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very
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Joan
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I have a Kreft turtle that has developed spots on his shell.
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Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
5,009 satisfied customers
He's not eating. Lethargic. Floats. Was a rescue. Slider.
He's not eating. Lethargic. Floats. Was a rescue. Slider. Put him outside today in the sun he improved. Purchases & am using Turtle Fix antibiotic. Put a live fish in his hospital tank. … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
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my red eared turtle skin has white spots and he is not active
my red eared turtle skin has white spots and he is not active at all - do I need to see a vet ?… read more
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Dr. Dan
Reptile Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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Hi Anna,, hope you are still at the end of my computer. One
Hi Anna,, hope you are still at the end of my computer. One of my turtles has developed a white spot on his head just behing right seye and it seems to have a very small holu in it. Do turt;es get Ick… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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second day of having it that there was a furry white patch on the top
I just purchased a red eared slider 4 days ago. I noticed on the second day of having it that there was a furry white patch on the top of the neck. In all of the searching that I have done I have dete… read more
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Anna
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hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot
hi there i have two turtles and both suffered from shell rot when they were babies,by the previous owner. the last month one of them the female.has looks like clougy one bits on the shell.top and unde… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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SHELL IS GETTING WHITE SPOTS ON IT , i HAVE A PLACE FOR HIM TO GET OUT
HELLO i HAVE RED EARED SLIDER IN FOR THE WINTER IN A 50 GAL AQUM. THE SHELL IS GETTING WHITE SPOTS ON IT , i HAVE A PLACE FOR HIM TO GET OUT OF THE WATER AND A LIGHT ON HIN AND IDEAS WHAT MY BE CAUSEI… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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it started when the other turtle scratched him by climbing over him
My turtle lost the black coloring around the edge of his shell, it is white- I think it started when the other turtle scratched him by climbing over him. Do you think it is an infection or a vitamin p… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle
My baby turtle has recently developed a spot in the middle of it's shell. Along with this, I've noticed white spots on the sides of the shell. My turtle also seems to be less active. What's wrong?… read more
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Anna
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I have 2 RES turtles that I have owned for 2 years now. I have
I have 2 RES turtles that I have owned for 2 years now. I have never had a problem with them until now. Last week I noticed a greyish white fuzz on their shells. I cleaned their water and wiped their … read more
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