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I have two red eared sliders, both about 5 months old.
Hello, I have two red eared sliders, both about 5 months old. Within the last couple of days I have noticed they have both developed soft shells. They are in a tank with a basking dock, UVB lighting a… read more
Anna
Anna
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My turtl about 4 yrs old. Reeves turtle. I've had him a few
My turtl about 4 yrs old. Reeves turtle. I've had him a few mnth. Clumsy swimmer but seems good but hasn't shed n I wanted to show pix of his facei his shell and his lmbs n head… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about
I have a Mississippi map turtle and I have had him for about a year now. After a couple of weeks, I started to notice that a white spot was developing on his shell. I didn't think too much of it so I … read more
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Heath Wilkerson
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My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very
My baby southern painted turtle has soft shell and is very inactive and sleepy. He has white marks on his plastron as well. I've tried getting him to bask more and used this calcium and d3 vitamin pow… read more
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Joan
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My turtle has spots on his shell and there is one spot that
My turtle has white spots on his shell and there is one spot that it looks flaky … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,816 satisfied customers
I recently took my cousin's turtle off her hands because she
hey I recently took my cousin's turtle off her hands because she was struggling to care for her. Originally, she had a beautiful deep brown shell, but after a lack of proper care... her shell has like… read more
Joan
Joan
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I have a common snapping turle and he has on his shell and
I have a common snapping turle and he has white on his shell and around his mouth. … read more
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What are signs that shell rot is healing? , Sure! I
Customer: What are signs that shell rot is healing? … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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We have a map turtle - and I've noticed some spots on s
We have a map turtle - and I've noticed some white spots on his shell. Should I worry about him? He doesn't like basking. He spends 90% of his time under the basking shelf, only coming out to get the … read more
Anna
Anna
Reptile Expert, Biologist
Bachelor's Degree
13,816 satisfied customers
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
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Hello Anna, Please help mt baby musk turtle. My temps are
Hello Anna, Please help mt baby musk turtle. My temps are 29degrees celcius, uvb bulb 6inch above basking area. My turtle is very active, eats, explores and basks well. Over the last three days his sh… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,816 satisfied customers
some of the scutes on my turtles back are starting to turn
some of the scutes on my turtle's back are starting to turn white -specifically along the spine area and mostly towards the front half of the shell from center spine to head area. Does that mean anyth… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
13,816 satisfied customers
I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed
I have a 5 year old female red eared slider and I have noticed 2 small white spots on her shell which I believe to be shell rot from not basking properly due to her size and lack of space to do so. A … read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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I am having aquatic Turtles. I use to have 4 turtles but 2
I am having aquatic Turtles. I use to have 4 turtles but 2 dies recently from RI Diease which made me so sad I don't want the other ones to die with the same problem so I want the list of Medicine to … read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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there is a crack (not completely crack) along the shell line
there is a crack (not completely crack) along the shell line for a box turtle. How can I treat it?… read more
Anna
Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My red eared slider turtle has been developing white spots
My red eared slider turtle has been developing white spots on the back of its shell and the shell has been becoming softer. I heard its because its lacking calcium? But im not sure..how can I treat th… read more
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Anna
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Bachelor's Degree
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My baby long neck turtle is seven months old and has recently
My baby long neck turtle is seven months old and has recently developed a few green colored areas on his shell. I clean the tank every two weeks. Is this normal or does it require treatment?… read more
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Joan
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i have 2 baby turtle in a tank and within one wk both of the
i have 2 baby turtle in a tank and within one wk both of the turtles have developed these white spots on their shell, what does those spots means, an infection of some sort?… read more
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Anna
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